8pm, Thursday 15th August 2013
Kolo, Kind Sirs, JAil, Lucy-May
NEW CROSS INN, NEW CROSS, LONDON
323A New Cross Road, London SE14 6AS
Tickets: £4 in advance, £5 on the door
Latin soul wonky beats. Venezuelan Alien draws from global influences combining Latin guitar, soulful vocals and alternative electronica with pop sensibilities.
Originally born as a three piece in Exeter in 2006 when Jon Burnell wrote a bunch of songs about ‘all the tramps and slightly weird people who come into the record shop’, the band played some 200 gigs before being offered a support slot with American band 3 Doors Down after a phone call while Jon was quite literally cleaning toilets.
Last year, the band re-located to London and has since opened for the likes of Scouting for Girls, The Rifles and Embrace.
Kind Sirs are recognized as being a majorly tight outfit offering a groove with their sound complimented by undeniable guitar hooks with bass parts wandering far away from your typical “root-note” following melodies. Particular interest has been received for the intricate rhythmic skills portrayed by the man that simply hits things with sticks. Vocals provide the extra dimension of melodies that leaves more than enough for ears and hips to handle.
Born in Leeds in December 2001, JAil have released 3 bedroom studio albums to their name. The lineup is forever changing, with musicians ranging from classic rock guitarists to the lead singers dad.
Their achievements include supporting Bonehead from Oasis.
New for 2013 is British country-pop singer Lucy May. She made the Radio 2 playlist with her debut Paper Heart which was produced by Greg Fitzgerald (Kylie, Madonna, Hall & Oates, and Jessica Simpson).
The track received praise from many of the radio station’s presenters including Sir Terry Wogan who has tipped Lucy May to be the next big UK country star. “That was obviously really flattering but I know I have a long way to go and need to work really hard to realise my dream”, adds Lucy May.
Lucy has just returned from Nashville where she recorded her next single with top writers as well as playing her first US gigs.