The Electronica Social
Live electronic acts and networking for the music and tech industry.7pm Free entry
First Fifty - Great Escape Festival
Festival season 2017 starts here: The Great Escape, the festival for new music internationally
renowned for breaking the best and brightest new talent for over 10 years, is here to provide the
soundtrack to your future with the FIRST FIFTY - a series of exclusive gigs over 3 days in East London
from the very hottest new artists around. The artists announced today give a first glimpse of the
talent lined up to play TGE 2017 and take next year’s festival season by storm.
Underbelly hosts the following acts:
L.A. Salami - whose hypnotic, Bob Dylan-inspired urban folk storytelling is exciting everyone from indie rock and blues fans to spoken word lovers.
Garys Selvy7:30pm GBP 5.75* (inc. GBP 0.75 fees)
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House/ R&B/ Grime/ Hip Hop/ Rap remixers, fixers, musicalogical travellers and brain scrabblers.. . Lots to like here from dubby soundscapes to icy disco to techie nu-pop.
House/ R&B/ Grime/ Hip Hop/ Rap7.30pm £6 advance / £8 door
Isaac Asumadu & The Topsyike Band
“The title of the album ‘Believe in yourself’ is a true reflection of Isaac’s intriguing life. The song ‘Storylines’, invites us into the intimate relationship he had with his mother. The songs ‘Don’t Give Up’, ‘Believe in Yourself’ and ‘Positive’ earn him the platform to encourage the youth of today. At a tender age of 10, after losing his mother - his only parent - he was driven to a lonely place of survival where he discovered a passion for playing the drums, a way of escaping the world that awaits him. He later developed a serene love affair with the sweet notes of the keyboard “My place of comfort” he says….
Isaac focused very hard and taught himself how to play by listening to Bob James. He gained a deeper love for jazz and became familiar with Successful Artists like Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and Steve Weingart, Franck Mc Cumb…. true inspirations.
Subsequently Isaac’s confidence grew much more by playing for amazing artists such as Amy Winehouse, Craig David, lethal Bizzle, Donnie McClurkin, Ron Kenoly, Jamie Scott, Alex Catania, Dee Anderson and many more.
Isaac is now working with BBC Brighton alongside other projects.
From having his own recording studio came the need to form the Topsyike group. The Topsyike Band has successfully toured the UK and abroad. A journey I’m sure we’d all love to be part of and looking forward to Topsyike Band becoming a household name.
Believe in yourself!”7.30pm
Halloween in Hoxton
In association with Dead or Alive Promotions, Matt Gallagher & Crawford Mack are presenting a Halloween Showcase of upcoming musical talent from the London area, at The Underbelly in trendy Hoxton Square!
Dress up, dress down, dress spooky, dress too ghoul for school! Come down and party. LIVE MUSIC FROM 7.45. DJ UNTIL 3AM.
We have FIVE SUPERB ACTS for you to check out:
MATT GALLAGHER: 21-year old singer-songwriter Matt Gallagher’s first single, “Never Woke Up”, hit over 43,000 streams on SoundCloud at the start of 2016.
His melodic pop/rock tunes are reminiscent of artists such as John Mayer and Ed Sheeran.
CRAWFORD MACK: Glaswegian singer-songwriter Crawford Mack moved to London to develop his career whilst simultaneously studying for a degree in jazz. Now fronting up a high-energy five-piece band, he creates an infectious sound using elements of the folk heritage of home and the nuanced harmony he studied combined with the driving rock music that remains his first love.
He has just finished recording his debut EP ‘Mack #1′, the first single of which is ‘Central Station’.
TORVA: Recently awarded “BBC Introducing Record Of The Week” for their single “Places I’ve Never Been”, TORVA are a 3-piece indie-rock band from Kent. Drawn together in 2015 as classical music students at the Royal College of Music.
CAVALCADE: Newly formed Indie-Rock band Cavalcade will be playing their debut gig following the release of their new material.
LISA MARINI: A voice that exudes both strength and grace, Lisa Marini takes flavours from Latin, with a hint of gypsy and a dash of blues.
Followed by Bloodbath in The Chocolate Factory - DJs Joe Atari & Gem Precious - free entry from 11pm onwards.
7.30pm; tickets on the door; £6 with flyer / £7 without
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‘Nostalgic and calming – this London-based act exudes infectious energy and charm in their fusion of upbeat electronica and indie pop to deliver a style full of visceral and intense liveliness’ (Nakid Magazine, 2016)
‘With a neon soundscape, infusions of wavering bass, nifty riffs and luscious rhythm leaves scope for it to be injected onto the dancefloor. Whilst snare drums add an enchanting tribal twist’ (The National Student, 2016)
‘An unusual styling of pop as tribal vocals ring out throughout the song, with thunderous drums beating to the heavens, ‘Siren’ cuts through all of the noise of current pop music, acting more like a call to arms to deal with our modern social state. ‘ (Colorising, 2016)
Plus support7.30pm £6
London’s finest (only?) Foo Fighters tribute band make their Hoxton debut on the back of a recent storming 2-set show at The Half Moon in Putney.
As the Foo cognoscenti who pack their shows agree, they may not be looky-likies, but these Daddies rock! On the US Thanksgiving weekend and the last Friday before the December festivities get into full swing, expect this to sell fast, so get your tickets early in case there are no tickets left on the door!
*** All proceeds in aid of AUTISTICA (Building brighter futures through autism research) ***7:30pm £8-£10
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Born To Be Wild Thursdays
Let’s face it – Thursdays are always more fun than Fridays cuz it’s a school/work night and it’s more fun when you shouldn’t really be having a wild time.
So our weekly Thursdays were born to be wild with cocktails a flowing and the Born To Be Wild DJs spinning all the party beats your face can handle! DJ Flexology flexes dem dancey beats for you.
Book a table, grab a freshly made mojito and get wild – because we shouldn’t be really. #not5pm-1am Free
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Zombie Sound System Halloween
Shane Watcha and the creepy creeps aka Zombie Sound System drop the ghouly beats with some scary ass House…line up is bloody good…9pm-3am Free
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Live: Rob Harbour
Hailing from the small Mediterranean island of Malta, Rob Harbour is a heart-on-sleeve singer- songwriter who writes compelling narrative songs inspired by the seascapes he grew up around, and the city he fell in love with.
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