IVW20 Discovery2 ft Mount Forel, Mark Shepherd, Solpsiche, Off The Plot
Thursday 26th Jan 2017: Discovery 2 Presents - The Cardinal Kings + The Alibi + Ciara Donnelly + Ferris & Sylvester
We are proud that our January showcase at 229 , is once again a part of Independent Venue Week. Performing on the night are an exciting new Bedfordshire, indie rock band, THE CARDINAL KINGS, The ALIBI who write conscious, reality songs and deliver them with passion and force, Irish singer, CIARA DONNELLY'S powerful, distinctive vocals and soulful sound challenge the definition of Pop and FERRIS & SYLVESTER have created a sound where Folk and Country meet the Blues. Resident Discovery Dj DELPHI will be spinning tunes between the acts.
A hard hitting 3 piece Indie/Rock band from Beds, fusing incredible Songwriting with earth shaking guitar riffs and spellbinding vocals. They hav...e just finished recording their debut EP, a 4 track album with a mixture of tracks showing off the young lads excellent songwriting skills. They've caught the attention of BBC 3C Radio and many local and London promoters. They played the return of Stevenage based festival 'Rock In The Park' last year as main support slot for headline and touring band Room 94. Along with this they also played support for boy band Union J at the Barrio Festival in June last year.
Hailing from Dartford, The Alibi take inspiration from their bleak surroundings and write about what they describe as a black and white town under a sky of colours. A place that influences the industrial soundprint of their core sound, they write about what they see. Political observations, justice, the current social unrest - they create songs that matter about life as they see it and play them with passion and force... The Alibi are the exact dose of what the British music scene desperately needs right now.
'From their attitudes, to the vocals, to the incredible guitar solos, it all reminded me of what true rock and roll is..' - Flick of the Finger
With an IMRO songwriting nomination, a quarter finalist spot on BBC's The Voice, tours with trans-Atlantic rapper MC Lars, and writing projects with R&B producers, House DJs and Theatre companies all under her belt, Ciara has been focusing on writing over the past year, in order to step out of the studio IN 2017 to deliver a project enveloped with her unique style.
“It has the potential to really wow folks, thanks to Ciara Donnelly’s powerful, distinctive vocals and neat, nimble pop hooks” The Irish Times
“She is definitely one to watch for in 2017. Ciara's voice is as intoxicating as the track itself. The Hunter is a track that will be on repeat constantly" West Side Radio – UK Fullstop
Issy has a background in Folk and Country music and Archie has more of a Blues background. Their musical influences do crossover and by combining these genres, they’ve found their sound. Their songs tell a story and talk about real things. One song describes how life is in London, trying to make money and build a life for yourself. Their influences include Simon & Garfunkel, Dylan, Joni, Johnny or Jimi. Expect to hear some of the great songs from their forthcoming Ep recorded in Spain with producer Youth.