We have the beautiful, raw acoustic grit of SAM JONES. He’s been putting out some incredible material as of late, which has had him featured on not one, but our two most recent podcasts! He’s a great live performer, and you owe it to yourself to see the passion he puts into performing in person.
Next up we have JOSH WHEATLEY, the 18 year old with an angelic voice, bound to sooth your soul and transport you to a beach somewhere. He’s fresh from a Future Session, which shows just how talented he really is, and with his big EP launch around the corner, we suggest you catch his performance before he’s off trotting round New York or something.
After Josh, we have the ridiculous vocal range of one of Nottingham’s very own Soul superstar REBECCA KING. She amazed us at plenty of gigs in 2013, and fresh from releasing one of THE best pop EP’s last year, she’s bound to amaze the crowd at The Bodega.
We then have the crazy combination of sounds that is CHESHIRE & THE CAT. For those unfamiliar Cheshire & Co blend Ska, Indie, Soul and Jazz to make a crazy concoction of sounds that take you straight to the dancefloor.
FRAZER LOWRIE will then be wowing the crowd with his beautiful Alternative take on Soul. You’ve probably seen him about with ESTHER VAN LEUVEN, as he’s her guitarist, but believe us when we say, when he takes to the stage on his own, he controls the stage!
Finally, we’ll have HEAVYHEADS rounding off the night. They’ve got some beautiful harmonies and soothing vocals going on, and considering they’ve got an EP release round the corner, you can expect plenty of fresh material.
We’ve got WINTERHOUSE opening the night, perhaps you might recognise their faces, as they’re pretty much a supergroup of past Nottingham bands.They’ll be bringing some uplifting harmonies, and a glockienspiel, what more could you ask for?
Next up we have the fine, authentic Blues of RYAN THOMAS. He recently signed to local label Wire & Wool, and there’s plenty of big things coming his way in 2014. If you’re a fan of Blues, wait until you hear this guy!
ANWYN WILLIAMS will then be taking to the stage with her Joni Mitchell esque Folk. Anwyn has been around the Folk circuit for the past few years now, making a name for herself on the scene with her haunting lifting melodies. Eleanor Lee will also be performing.
Rounding off our Top Three is Jam Cafe’s newest night. Known as Psy-Fi Sessions, it brings bands from genres as obscure and under-appreciated as Psychadelic and Fuzz and pairs them with Vinyl DJ’s for one hell of a Saturday night!
The first of these nights has THE CULT OF DOM KELLER headlining. Best described as a mix of all out rock mixed with Psychadelic sounds, they certainly make a kind of “Space-Rock” that you have never heard before.
There will also be two Vinyl DJ’s playing these genre’s until the early hours of the morning, so if Psych and Fuzz are your kind of thing, you’ve found your new favourite night out!
Yours in Love of New Music,
Sam Nahirny x
P.S SAM JONES, JOSH WHEATLEY, REBECCA KING and CHESHIRE & THE CAT have all done Future Session’s with us. Why not check them out, and while you’re there subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss out any new ones!