IVW20 Discovery2 ft Mount Forel, Mark Shepherd, Solpsiche, Off The Plot
Thur 24th May 2018: Discovery2 presents Dronningen, Bird, Catching Cairo & Rache Love
Discovery 2's May showcase features electro rock band Dronningen, multi instrumentalist, alternative, pop act Bird, Catching Cairo who creates wave fusion DreameR&B, US singer songerwriter RacheLove plus Discovery's resident Dj Delphi.
Dronningen are a London-based electro-rock assault squad formed in August 2014.
Their debut EP Royal Riot came out in 2016, comprised of 3 songs showcas...ing their early approach to electro-rock music. After extensive gigging in London, Derby, Leeds, Southampton, Basingstoke, Reading and beyond, the band have recently released their new EP "Sugarbox" (June 2017).
Their new single "Sugarbox" was played several times on BBC Introducing London by Gary Crowley, Kerrang! Radio, Shoreditch Radio and many other stations.
The band also played at several music festivals like Live at Heart in Sweden, Lancaster Music Festival, Stoke Newington Festival, Comic Con 2016, Stow Festival, Jenova 2017, The Alternative Great Escape 2017 and more.
"Diablerie leaving ears greedy, bodies exhausted, and the band one exciting prospect" - The RingMaster Review
"Heavy, frenetic and abrasive but oh so melodic and hooky as well" - Listen with Monger
Janie Price aka Bird was six years old when she first picked up a cello and 11 when she first sat behind the drums, which would eventually lead her to her first gig headlining the legendary Marquee Club in an all girl punk band...
She continued her career as a session musician; Drummed for Haddaway, recorded cello for Sony, Mercury, Universal and many other major labels’ artists. She sang bv’s and lead vocals on live shows as diverse as TGI Friday, National Lottery, Glastonbury, V Festival and Roskilde.
Eventually she wanted to start writing music as well as playing, created her stage persona Bird and released her first album “The Insides” to considerable critical acclaim.
On Bird’s latest album ‘Figments of Our Imagination’ Bird showcases her multi-instrumental skills by playing every recorded instrument herself, part-produced by Rolling Stones Producer, Chris Kimsey and mixed by Lee Groves.
In addition to her own project, she co-writes with other artists. Last year she co-wrote and featured on the second single for Belgium band Hooverphonic. The album went straight in the charts at #1 and her single went top 10 shortly after. She co-wrote and produced on platinum certified artist Aura’s hit album and has worked with numerous international artists including Vanessa Mae, Kenneth Bager, Emeli Sande, Just Jack and Café del Mar.
Bird is currently working on a new album with producer Mike Hedges ( Manic St Preachers/Travis/Cure).
Praise for 2015's 'Figments of Our Imagination'; “(The album is) A fascinating clash of modern and retro styles” **** - Martin Townsend, Sunday Express
“Figments Of Our Imagination Is eclectic and enamouring” - R2 Magazine
"one of the most confident and solid musicians in the country at the moment" - Music Musings and Such
Catching Cairo descends from North London, introspective, diverse and an interestingly calming influence on her craft and self described DreameR&B collection.
Being the middle child of seven children, Cairo cites her siblings tastes as creative influences and calls on UK Bass, Reggae, folk elements, story-telling, 60s Motown and Jazz as some of her musical influences.
Before her solo artistry, Catching Cairo began making waves in the dance music circuit songwriting and collaborating with many artists and scoring notable releases on indie labels Rinse, Maison Kitsune, Chase and Status’ label MTA and SHY FX’s Digital Soundboy; Bolstered by the considerable radio support from MistaJam, Annie Mac, Friction, David Rodigan and Beats 1, Capital Xtra, BBC R1, 1Xtra and BBC R6, Catching Cairo has showcased a knack for delivering appealing lyrics and melody.
Catching Cairo conveys a lyrical vulnerability and clarity, a lucid British sultry vocal combined with new-fashioned production.
Rachelove is an Atlanta-based pop singer/songwriter.
She played tour dates in Ireland and England at the age of 18, including performing at London’s legendary Troubadour Club. She recently completed US festival dates in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Nashville. Last year Rachelove was asked to join Skillet and Hollyn to play at the "Rock the World Music Festival". She started writing songs at the age of 15, and her first single "Undefeated" was released on iTunes in 2015.
She has worked with Grammy-nominated producer Nick Chawala (Bravo Ocean Music) and Rich Veltrop (Pink, Tom Petty, Rage Against the Machine). She also worked with producer Glenn Sawyer who runs The Spot Studios in Denver, Colorado. Sawyer states that “Rachel has an incredible voice and the combination of her musical talent and the authenticity of her songwriting allows her to connect with people in ways that other artists can't”.
Rachelove is a talented student of the Joel A. Katz Music & Entertainment Business Program (MEBUS) and returns to the UK this May to be part of the Discovery 2 Showcase Event.
“Music is THE sound, THE beat, THE words you can’t speak, Life is pointless without its heartbeat.”- Rachelove