Here is a selection of performers who have appeared at Disovery 2 events over the past few months...
Producer/songwriter/rapper, Bhumeet Kala-Lee was fed on a musical diet of Reggae, Jazz and Soul by his Jamaican father and Indian mother, his imagination was harnessed by hip-hop and UK Grime, drawing the young radical to a fondness for storytelling through rhyming couplets. ‘Desi Reggae’ was born through fusing, mixing, and synergizing the tones of his musical influences.
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. His videos feature regularly on SBTV. “Surely positioned for future success” – 4 Music
Singer and multi-instrumentalist HEIDI HAPPY has collaborated with Yello, Stephan Eicher and Scott Matthew, been in top 10 Swiss Album Charts, CMJ top 200 Charts) and performanced at (Paleo Gurten Festival, Heiteren Gampel, Festi'Neuch, Rock Oz Arenes (CH), Eurosonic Festival (NL), CMJ (USA), Reeperbahnfest, Popkomm (DE), MIDEM (FR), CMW, NXNE (CAN ), CMEA's Tour 2013 (UK) to name a few). She pushes musical styles to their limits. Her appearance at AAA is part of her European tour
Inspired by Ella Fitzgerald, as well contemporary artists like Björk, Lisa Hannigan, Jesca Hoop and Fiona Apple, Helene writes about every day life and human interaction. Her music is a mix of contemporary, alternative pop with shades of both folk and jazz.Helene’s debut album ‘Collectable You’ was awarded an incredible 4/5 star review from The Sunday Express’s – Martin Townsend. Describing Helene as a “burst of freshness and vitality” and “One to watch”
Having released their 5th studio album “O(ou)” in 2012, Peterpan Complex is enjoying a successful career with their newly developed synth-pop outfit. It is inspiring to see a band that has been active for a decade now, still has the courage to expose themselves to a completely new sound and explore it without hesitation. Their effort was rewarded with extensive TV coverage, headlining festivals, and continuous sold out shows in South Korea.
This South Korean singer-songwriter has recently released his debut album “Whale Song Omnibus” receiving good critics for his unique sound blending folk-pop, funk, soul and blues. His debut album reflects a 70’s-80’s inspiration and approach to enhance the warm analogue feelings but sung in a very modern interpretation of pop to keep it contemporary.
Emerging late in 2012 out of the ever-relevant cultural undergrowth of London town itself, Desert Mountain Tribe is a threefold onslaught of psychedelic rock heart and soul. these days they constitute one of the more formidable emerging rhythm sections currently active on the UK’s club circuit. They have shared the stage with the likes of Damo Suzuki¸ The Cult of Dom Keller, The Lucid Dream, Wall of Death and The Telescopes. Their début EP will soon be released digitally and as a limited edition
Lola King & the Kickstarts return to the AAA as part of the launch tour for their debut album and to promote their single 'Your Own Beat'. Lola King’s unparalleled rhythmic phrasing, combined with her jazz/pop melodies, sits beautifully on top of the guitar-based raw indie sound of the Kickstarts, alternating sets between amped up indie and rolling acoustic sounds. They have received radio play on BBC regional radio, Absolute Radio and other regional radio shows. They played at the BBC Hackney