Thur 28th Nov 2019: Discovery 2 Presents T. Thomason, Lucy Grubb, Orders, Pearl Fish
Thur 23rd May 2019: Discovery2 presents Me & Deboe, Morganway, Sonars, Síréna Grace
For May’s showcase, Discovery has teamed up with Joel A. KatzMusic & Entertainment Business Program, Kennesaw University. Part of the course programme involves bringing a group of students to the UK who then co promote the bands performing at the showcase. The line up features award winning acoustic duo, Me & Deboe, country, Americana band, Morganway for the final gig of their 229 residency, Alt Rock, Psych Rock and Trip Hop sounds from Sonars and USA singer songwriter Síréna Grace.
Hailing from the Northwest, vibrant, award winning duo, ME And Deboe are back to play at Discovery to play acoustic driving music that lives or dies on dexterous fingers and determined singing. The duo have been on a non- stop live tour, elevating energetic acoustic music across audiences on both a national and international stage. They have performed across Europe and America, establishing a firm place in a variety of diverse live music scenes.
“There are no tricks here [with] the duo’s driving riffs and sumptuous vocal harmonies effortlessly intertwined to devastating effect..” Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music.
“The harmonies are first class, the tunes even better and the songs talk about the subjects of strength and heartbreak.” “Perhaps they live inside the songs.” Ian.D.Hall
Morganway was founded by twin brothers Callum (vocals/guitar) and Kieran Morgan (lead guitar). Its fiery sound and distinctive Americana glow wears its heart on its sleeve, packing charismatic five-part harmonies and powerful riffs into the emotional songwriting. Joining them is SJ Mortimer (vocals), Nicole Terry (fiddle), Matthew Brocklehurst (keys), Rory Hill (bass) and Ed Bullinger (drums). In 2017, Morganway caught the ear of Britain’s country music champion, Whispering Bob Harris. Following a live session at his Under The Apple Tree home studio, they were invited to headline the UTAT stage at Silverstone. The band also supported The Shires at Taverham Hall to a crowd of 4000 and were later nominated for a BCMA award. Throughout 2018 the band has been touring extensively building momentum, with a summer packed full of festivals such as Buckle & Boots and Cambridge Folk Festival. They have also been busy recording their debut album, mixed in Nashville, which is set to be released this year.
“Flawless 5 part harmonies accompanied by the warm glow of honest Americana riffs and melodies” – The Troubadour London
“One of Britain’s most exciting unsigned bands...they are going places.”
Sonars are a two-piece Electro-Psych outfit from the UK and Italy. The band consists of Brighton-born Frederick Paysden and Serena Oldrati from Bergamo. Their live performance revolves around their loop stations which they use to recreate their songs layer by layer, drawing inspiration from Alt Rock, Psych Rock and Trip Hop. In 2018 they released a new single which was played on several UK radio stations, followed by official showcases at SXSW (Austin, TX), Canadian Music Week (Toronto, ON) and an extensive UK tour. After a busy festival season, they went on to support Thirty Seconds To Mars and Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) at the open-air Milano Rocks festival in September, performing before a crowd of thousands of people
Kennesaw State University student Sirena Grace has already sung in front of 34,370 people when she performed “God Bless America” at the Atlanta Braves game at SunTrust Park. Her own songs are a combination of Latin music, hip-hop and rhythm and blues.