Elena Ramona is a 24 year old singer song writer based in Guildford Surrey.
She grew up on the Greek island of Skiathos, with her English mother, Greek father and brother.
Music, singing and song writing have always been her passion.
In high school she enjoyed taking part in all the Musical productions.
Elena later attended the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford reading Vocals.
Her debut single “Rise” was inspired by the love and support her family have given her. The music for ‘Rise’ was co-written and recorded by her good friend Martyn Corbet who has been a major influence on her work.
Recently Elena and Martyn has been working hard to create her debut EP ‘ Hold on’ which is available now in all major digital stores.
Troublesome Pete Doherty and his scuzzy, confessional boho punks play their first full tour in yonks. They've just released their third album, 'The Sequel to the Prequel', so there should be some new material on the cards – assuming Doherty shows up in time for more than a rousing encore of 'F*ck Forever'.
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Jody Brock is a 21 year old singer/songwriter from South West London. As a child Jody was mesmerised by the soulful sounds and voices from artists such as Donny Hathaway, Etta James, James Brown, Lauryn Hill and Nina Simone.
The raw emotion, the dark warm tones and husky growls established by these great artists can all be found within Jody's sound among many other inspirations from the genres of rock, blues and jazz. Jody is a passionate songwriter and performer, who has already had the pleasure of working with many talented, established writers and producers.
He has been writing in both London and LA, working with the likes of Dre Harris (Dre & VIdal), Drew Lawrence (Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts), Rob Kleiner (Cee-Lo Green), Andy Rose (Allen Stone, Alex Boyd), John Beck (Corinne Bailey Rae) and Utters (Maverick Sabre).
Writing about his own experiences in a way that others can relate to emotionally, is what motivates Jody the most. As a BRIT school graduate he hopes to follow in the footsteps of previous successful Alumni such as Amy Winehouse, Adele, and Jessie J.
So, the JLS story has (almost) come to an end. As boy band break-ups go it's hardly on the scale of Take That, but with four top-three albums and five Number One hits since 'The X Factor' spat them out in 2008, they're still kind of a big deal. What Marvin Humes, Oritsé Williams, J.B. Gill and Aston Merrygold – the only pop star with the name of a hobbit – will do next is anyone's guess, although if their luck holds they'll probably end up with knighthoods before the decade's out. But we're getting ahead of ourselves – before the official 'hardest-working band in the UK' part ways, there's a greatest hits arena tour and compilation. They return to The O2, a venue they've played several times before, to implore the audience to put their hands up and say 'oh oh oh oh oh oh' for the last time until 'The Big Reunion 2020'.
Not many bands become genre defining, award winning, and BBC1xtra playlisted within a year, but Goldstar have managed all that in less than 12 months!
Bought together by coincidence, random collaborations and recording projects passed around between friends, they soon decided to officially join together as a band. From the beginning the ethos has been on aggressive decision making, hard work, and speed. Working tirelessly writing, recording, publicizing and dreaming, with the constant aim to create a new style of music they call ‘Stadium Dance’.
Big chorus’s, festival ready sets, real live instruments all wrapped up in a dance production is the goal, and after just 3 months of writing and recording they were ready to release their debut MixTape to the masses. Once uploaded this received thousands of plays, aswell as radio plays from BBC Introducing, Best Of British Podcast series, and all the way over to requests on Japanese radio!
June, 3 months after the first release, saw the upload Mixtape2, the second installment in this journey, and also the debut of the acclaimed live show. Full live instruments, a showcase for the incredible voice of Lee Morris, and soon bookings at Islington Academy, Jamm (supporting Alt-J) and Lodestar Festival came flooding in! This shows no sign of slowing, and since this release they have received the NMG Award for ‘Best Urban/Dance Act’ and has ‘Landslide’ playlisted on BBC 1Xtra.
Prior to forming somg of the members tasted success individually. Reaching number 8 in the dance charts in 2010, having songs featured on The Jay Leno Show in America, and touring with acts such as Pendulum, Hadouken, Mr Hudson, Jessie J & Tinie Tempah… however it seems only now they are together, working endlessly towards that shared musical vision, that the real success is about to come!
The Oceans Above are a four-piece rock outfit hailing from Nuneaton/Milton Keynes. The band is made up of Adam (vocals), Dan (Guitar), Johnny (Bass) and Nat (Drums). Dan, Adam, and Johnny were a part of a former band Many Falls and created The Oceans Above in search of a new direction.
After their debut show, The Oceans Above was asked to support the amazing Attention Thieves and Hopeless Records’ Neck Deep. They have since gone on to support such bands as Smoking Hearts, Manhattan Coast, Verses, Rat Attack and Roadrunner Records newcomers Marmozets.
With two amazing shows lined up to finish of an amazing debut year for The Oceans Above expect big things from this powerful rock unit in the New Year.
The Waiters are an English pop band from South Shields. They are made up of Dan Johnson (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Adam Tait (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Rhys Chambers (Bass/Backing Vocals) and, Martin King (Drums).
The Waiters originally formed in 2011 when Dan and Adam first met at a local performing arts group called STAMP. They discussed forming a band after Dan had introduced Adam to a song he had written as part of a college assignment. The track ‘Find You Someday’ later became The Waiters’ first single. They met Martin at a party where he was playing drums on rock band. They both admired the technicality shown even on a game and asked him to join. Their only problem was finding a bassist who was right for the band. They auditioned several different people who weren’t right until they found Rhys. The Waiters officially formed on 3rd February 2012 when Rhys joined and they began working on writing more original material.
Once they had new tracks perfected the band started gigging around the North East music scene and found their manager Chelsea. Soon after this the band secured a support slot with Taking Hayley, an up and coming band from Birmingham on their UK O2 Academy tour when it hit Newcastle. This gig was the first in a long line of gigs that would help build their reputation as a serious pop band. Over the course of 2012 the band then pushed their music in front of industry professionals, most notably being recognised by MTV in their Brand New Unsigned for 2013 competition. The Waiters were chosen as a top 20 finalist from over 500 other acts around the UK and had their second track ‘Don’t Hold Back’ reviewed by MTV representatives. From here they put their new material in front of the biggest record labels and producers in the world including Columbia (Sony BMG), Island Records, Warner Music Group, Crossfire Management and producer Stuart Epps. They also had their track 'One In A Million' played on BBC Radio after submitting this to the BBC introducing page.
The beginning of 2013 has been hugely successful for The Waiters after they were crowned The Pride of South Tyneside Young Performer of the Year, following in the footsteps of Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall and Joe McElderry. The band are now set to support Liberty X and The Honeyz fresh from The Big Reunion Tour at the Bents Park Festival in their home town in July. With huge plans for the remainder of 2013 The Waiters are definitely one to watch!
Rinse FM's seminal London club night FWD, perhaps the key event in helping spread various bass-led genres around the city, has ended its long-standing residency at Shoreditch's Plastic People. But don't despair, because Rinse have found a new home for the event in Dalston's Dance Tunnel, which we think will do just fine in hosting some of the prime names in dubstep, garage, grime, bass and other dark dancefloor delights every other Thursday.
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DJs Matty & Marcus's always-rammed cool indie weekly, where they mix electro, techno, disco and alt.dancefloor tracks around leftfield live bands in this easy-sleazy Soho joint.
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Fast-rising London duo Aluna Francis and George Reid present their woozy and warm post-dubstep and futuristic soul-pop. Thanks to a canny collaboration with bass boundary-pushers Disclosure they reached Number Two in the charts with 'White Noise' in February, giving them the pop clout to match their underground credibility: a balance that's preserved brilliantly on their 'Body Music' debut album.
Concert Date: 24th October 2013