Emi McDade is a 16 year old, unsigned acoustic singer songwriter and pianist from Gloucester.
Singing from a young age, Emi has performed on stages such as BBC Introducing, Sportbeat Festival, Tall Ships Festival, Brockfest, ‘Our Big Gig’, and others.
She has just released her debut album ‘Through My Eyes.’
"I've sung for as long as I can remember, only truly braving the stage and promoting myself from April 2013."
"Since then I've been finding my feet as a singer-songwriter and exploring the world of music."
The Kazans are an exciting 4-piece group. Exhibiting a wide range of both classic and contemporary influences, the band blend substance and style in creating a soaring melting-pot of electrifying new Rock-Pop.
From Retro Rock 'n Roll through to anthemic Acoustic ballads, The Kazans boast a triple-threat of killer tunes, unique song writing style and scintillating live performance in proving just what a great young band can be!
Ben Newbury is a singer/songwriter who lives for music, 'a world without music would be a pretty awful world to live in'. With vast musical influences including the likes of solo artists such as Bon Iver, Bob Dylan, Pete Doherty running through to some of the most well known bands in musical history including The Beatles, The Smiths, The Libertines, The Enemy, The Rifles, just to name a few. Having such an eclectic taste certainly reflects within his music from the use of the picked 12 string acoustic guitar down to the rhythms and melodies of the electric guitar and piano. Having fallen in love with music and singing from an early age he later picked up his first guitar at the age of 15 and decided he was going to teach himself, and has never looked back since.
Having a BA HONS degree in the arts has helped him grow as a performer and a writer; his lyrics are seemingly poetic and truthful being influenced by love, life and the simplest dreams, day dreams, thoughts or actions. He takes us on a journey within the story of his own life 'beyond the land where wildest dreams are free' as seen in the songs 'A song for you' and you and I'.
22 year old Eloise Rees is “a small blonde singer-songwriter with a helium voice” but don’t be fooled, she is a force to be reckoned with. Eloise was born and bred in Oxford and began her music career at the age of 14 in an all girl rock band. Six years on and she is now a solo act belting out modern, melodic folk music with a contemporary country twist. Many of her songs are played in a range of alternative tunings, which gives her music into a style of its own.
She cites her influences as renowned folk-artists such as Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell, but also aspires to the likes of Ben Howard and Lisse. It might not be too long till Eloise is one of their peers, after supporting indie heavyweights ‘The View’ on tour recently, creating a real buzz around her.
Her up and coming single ‘Fire with Fire’ encapsulates everything about a relationship gone wrong, taking you through the familiar painstaking emotions one agonising but beautiful step at a time. She has recorded an acoustic performance of ‘Fire with Fire’ in Play Studios filmed by Band Vault that can be watched on YouTube.
In the run up to the release, she released a series of songs called ‘Secret Mix tape Sessions’ via her Facebook page so her fans can get a taste of what’s to come.
Eloise supported singer/songwriter Tom McRae at the 02 Academy in April which led to her songs being hot picked as a favourite by English folk band ‘Daughter’ and played on BBC introducing. Expect big things from this little lady this year with a single and EP underway- there is no doubt thatshe is the one to watch.
Check our Eloise Rees' Music Video's through the links below:
Stop the Clocks
Fire with Fire
Back To November are a four piece folk/pop acoustic group from South Wales. Having recently recorded their début release at the renowned 'Acapela Studios' in Cardiff, Back to November are in the process of promoting their debut release following their sell out e.p launch at the end of March.
Their unique dynamism of two vocals and two guitars makes for an individualised performance style -mixing evocative lyrics with original melodies -mixing influences ranging from classic rock to 60's folk, from contemporary pop to U.S soul and funk. Back to November recently performed to a capacity crowd at The o2 Arena after recently winning 'Best Original Song' of Open Mic U.K, and will definitely be an act to watch in 2013, and as a result can count Annie Nightingale MBE and Ras Kwame (Radio 1) as supporters.
They have a string of performances booked across the U.K are due to appear on Kent radio, and later in the year, having already featured on Bro Radio and Vale Radio as well as Cardiff Radio. They will be no doubt followed by their army of fans, who have set up their own website and Twitter page and are contributing to throughout bands 16, 000 YouTube hits and counting.
About the event:
American singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird lands in Rio as part of a tour curated by his fans via a crowdfunding initiative whereby the cities with the most pledges from fans were chosen to host his shows. The talented Silva and his array of modern bossa nova compositions opening the bill is a bonus attraction in a show centred around the traditions of classic folk.
Trained in the Suzuki method for violin from the age of four, Bird is no stranger to skilful fiddle playing and the musicianship shines from his songs. Early exposure to classical music, jazz and blues have all influenced his sound, though, and 2012 saw the release of two longplayers, the second of which, the modestly titled Hands of Glory, marked the seventh release of an ever-evolving career.
Afrânio de Mello Franco 290 Leblon, Rio de Janeiro
from R$ 80 to R$ 160