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Summer Sizzler 2014
SUMMER SIZZLER 2014 … BRINGING YOU SOME OF THE BRIGHTEST EMERGING TALENT CURRENTLY ON THE MUSIC INDUSTRY RADAR!
On Saturday, June 7th Westfield Presents, Discovery 2 and IMC have joined forces to stage the world’s first all-day indoor music festival to be held at London’s No one shopping destination Westfield London in Shepherd’s Bush!
Taking over the Westfield Presents Platform throughout the day, Summer Sizzler 2014 will house 4 live music stages!
Starring … Alonestar / Charlotte Campbell / Kids On Bridges / Jazz Morley / The Harlots / Cleo T. / The Undivided / J.Appiah / Bridie Jackson and The Arbour / DeLooze / Louise Golbey / Malory Torr / Alex Hulme / Danny Toeman / Daniel Glover / Shammi Pithia / Sample Answer / Little Brother Eli / Della Lupa / The Mighty and the Moon / Richard Navarro / Quest Ensemble / Golden Rabbit / Stella and the Shakes / Big Zero/Chris Hodgson (steel pan)... more acts to be confirmed soon!
Hailing from Hackney East London, J.Appiah is a fast-rising, Urban Alternative, singer and songwriter who is truly making an impact on the UK scene with his: nonchalant musicality, understatedly intelligent lyricism and touching vocals.
Winner of the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition in 2013, Bridie Jackson and The Arbour are an eclectic group of folk-influenced musicians who indulge in unusual instrumentation and intriguing harmonies.
“The remarkable voice of Bridie Jackson is beautiful yet haunting and the instrumentation and harmonies weaving around her are ethereal“ - Emily Brinnand, The Guardian
Having already played at Glastonbury and recorded at the famous Maida Vale studios (BBC Introducing), UK’s Soul scene has welcomed the emergence of Louise Golbey, an emerging singer/songwriter from London.
“With a real summertime vibe filled, smooth and soulful sound, it’s hard not to kick back, close your eyes and just melt away to this collection of ear candy.” – Park Culture Magazine
Born in Johannesburg, 19-year-old Malory Torr moved to London to expand her artistic career as a singer/songwriter. Her music has been described as ‘quirky and unusual’, indie folk with a twist of humour.
“Her songs are simple but impressive with an inherent drama that calls to mind Regina Spektor…”- John Kennedy, XFM
Folk and acoustic singer/songwriter Alex Hulme uses unusual tunings and real-time multilayered looping of guitars and vocals to produce a full musical landscape. In the past, Alex has performed for Sir Paul McCartney and supported Willy Mason.
“A great voice with a great understanding for melody” – Billy Ocean
The North Londoner's dynamic funk-soul, powerful voice and undeniable stage presence makes him one to watch. Danny Toeman delivers a unique brand of home-cooked soul music that defies the typical sub-genre labeling.
“The epitome of pure soul … so bloody smooth it feels like sailing down a river of melted chocolate.” - Nima Baniamer, croon.co.uk
Shammi Pithia is building a solid name for himself in the world of world-electronica as a creative composer and producer walking in the shadows of great artists such as Nitin Sawhney and Talvin Singh, who have both praised Shammi and his music.
“His creative ideas are rich and innovative and his music has the diversity and cultural aesthetic which makes him unique as a composer and producer” - Talvin Singh
Hailing from Dublin and bringing with him the swagger of a young Phil Lynott, the charm of James Joyce, and the wit of Oscar Wilde, nineteen year-old Sample Answer has already made a name for himself in London’s hip-hop folk crossover scene.
“Dublin teenager in London Maurice O’Connor is showing much promise with a neat mix of acoustic and hip-hop songs and sounds.” – Irish Times
Little Brother Eli was originally the musical lovechild of Alex Grew and Josh Rigal. They have since assembled a talented five-piece band who collectively draw a lot of influence from blues artists as well as old skool hip hop.
“Blues and soul presented in a very current, edgy and raw way. This is the kind of sound that stomps all over your ears and leaves you wanting more.” - Alfitude
Della Lupa is a Brighton based act created by Steph Brown whose native origins combine Italian and Vietnamese. This mixed heritage has driven Della Lupa’s unique sound, which encompasses Latino based tempos, Jazz melodies influenced by Asiatic scales and a lyrical Folk structure.
"Della Lupa is a smoky mix of music that one might've heard in speakeasies from Harlem to Taipei" - The Source
The Mighty and the Moon have gained an impressive image and reputation. A blend of Alt-Country, Folk and Indie Rock creating a musical formula that has an instantly recognizable dynamic, powerful and emotional sound.
"Holy crap! These guys are a hit! Massive!!! This is the future of music!! I love the smell of a hit in the morning." - Chris Wienk, EXIT 97.7 WEXT, New York
Richard Navarro mixes his effortlessly beautiful vocal with a genius weaving of violin, trumpet and piano into tightly composed character pieces. Killer melodies, punchy lyrics and a strong soul and swing sensibility.
“Richard is an outstanding performer, with a unique sound that moves from the epic soundtrack to the intimate with ease” – Bern Leckie, Chill Radio
Golden Rabbit's music captures a mysterious English folk spirit and adds a contemporary, unsettling drama in otherwise bucolic, romantic themes. Live, she uses just her voice, guitar and ukulele to showcase the strange narratives and dark beauty of her work.
Stella and the Shakes draw on blues, jazz, soul, gospel and rock ‘n’ roll influences to create a unique and eclectic concoction of sonic brilliance. The band are the current “Mayor's GIGS Big Busk” champions.
“Stella instantly reminded me of Baby from Dirty Dancing – delicate, smooth, cheeky and talented. Her initially shy stage presence completely vanishes when she starts to sing and her live show is gracious, ﬂawless and entertaining.” - Sian Anderson, SighTracked
These young purveyors of New-Wave Punk Rock are here to shake things up and give Pop music a shot of adrenaline. To the outside world they were simply the punks, the weirdos, the outsiders. Together they are Big Zero.