7.30pm, Friday 20 June 2014
THE SEBRIGHT ARMS, BETHNAL GREEN, LONDON
31-35 Coate Street, London E2 9AG
Tickets: £6 in advance, £8 on the door
Nuno Lopez started playing music back in 2010 when he got his first band together.
The band was named as “The Revolt”, a four piece band which was focused on Rock/Punk/Alternative and just after a couple of months together as a band they started gigging across some of the best music venues in London such as The Water Rats, The Bowery etc. “The Revolt” lasted for just over a year, after that everyone in the band took their own route.
Nuno subsequently started an acoustic project with one of his best mates, Jamie Hinton. As an acoustic duo they started by creating a list of songs to cover and immediately recorded some of the favourites. They have played at some of the most amazing venues in London such as 229, and Scala where they had the honor to be supporting bands like The Wombats and the Mystery Jets!
Nuno then formed a new four-piece band, comprising Nuno Lopez (Vocals/Guitar) , James Rayment (Lead Guitar/Backing vocals), Dave Morris (Drummer) and Dave Coleman (Bass).
As a band they call their music genre “a bit of everything”, as well as performing covers they want to mix a variety of genres together to try and create something original, and keep everyone happy.
They have recently performed at O2 Academy Islington!
Jingo is a dynamic and curious four-piece affair. They are, consequently, Jack Buckett, his U.S. wife, Katie, Joseph Reeves and Chris Smith. The four have been making music with other bands in Brooklyn, New York and London for a fair few years but have now embarked upon a shared venture and have a loyal and devout group of co-patriots in the UK and US. Supporting Graham Coxon of Blur as their first gig in March 2013, they were out of the blocks and running. Since then they have been keeping busy in the studio whilst touring across the country recieving widespread attention from online bloggers (including a feature in FHM) In November they won the Made in Shoreditch Music Factory competition and 2 days recording at the legendary Strongroom studios. Jingo is a unique genetic composite, and one that has not been seen too often on the music scene. We had a similar nationality cross-breeding with Fleetwood Mac, The Magic Numbers, and a few other acts, but they are few and far between. They are set to release their debut album in late August 2014.
After stints together and apart in a number of bands, Alys and Martin finally parted musical ways…Martin pursuing the indie rock dream…Alys going it alone with an acoustic guitar.
But after a while Martin asked Alys, because he thought she was a bit lonely, if she needed someone up on stage with her. She said yes.
Martin grabbed his bass and joined the little singer songwriter.
But something was missing.
After a series of drummers, one slightly mad, one slightly curly, Sir Simon has a permanent spot on the stool.
Martin and Simon give Alys’ songs an exciting kick up the proverbial; and they are now Alys and The D90s.
“And if you would join me
we’ll stop bad living
We’ll take hold of today and start forgiving us
Intentions clear, abandon fear, just hold me closer than your tears
You know we’ll feel the need to try
Real living once before we die”
——from ‘Real Living’
Two guys and an itch that has to be scratched… What happens when you wake up one day and realise David Byrne was on to something? This is not my beautiful life! Well, you buy a drumkit, plug in the acoustic guitar and stick it to the man. This is how The Dark Rays was formed. Fed up with nodding agreement to sentiment, the Dark Rays hit the rehearsal rooms of Deptford and forged a sound guaranteed to get your heart pumping.