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Thur 28th Apr: Van Susans, Spears, Eddie Prové, Kevin McGuire

Discovery 2 Showcase Ft Van Susans + Spears + Eddie Prové + Kevin McGuire

April's showcase features alternative, folk band Van Susans, Sheffield, alt rock quartet Spears who have been described by BBC Introducing as 'Incredible' , Eddie Prové who blends introspective and emotive lyrics with contemporary electronic production and has been compared to James Blake and Jack Garrett , Glaswegian, singer Kevin McGuire, a writer of Country-style songs, mixed with R n B melodies plus Dj Delphi

Adv Tickets £7 at or Door £10

Date: Thursday 28th April , 2016

Doors: 7.30pm Show starts: 8.00pm

Venue: 229 The Venue , 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN

Tel: 020 7631 8379

Tube: Great Portland Street



An exciting 5 piece alternative folk outfit hailing from both the suburban outskirts of London and the rugged highlands of Glasgow.

They've toured incessantly over the past two years, packing out headline shows at at venues including O2 Indigo2 , the O2 Islington Academy, The Arches, Glasgow . They have also toured with the The Beautiful South, and shared stages with artists including Bastille, Newton Faulkner and The Mystery Jets.

The band's first single: 'Lipstick Teeth' was met with plays from BBC 6 Music, Amazing Radio along with national press and regional radio support. The band are about to release their second , entitled 'Seagulls'.

"The Levellers achieved 6 gold selling albums and the Van Susan's are that band for a new generation, destined for equally great success. The gravel in singer Olly's voice draws you in, then there's the catchy hooks and songwriting prowess, combining to create an irresistible sound" - Chris Hawkins, BBC

''Insanely Catchy'' - Total Guitar Magazine

Van Susan’s single 'Lipstick Teeth':



Born in Sheffield. SPEARS were launched to the world at last years Great Escape Festival. SPEARS have wasted no time attracting the right attention with their first single 'LITTLE WHITE LIGHTS' lighting the touch paper. The band recently signed to Killing Moon Records on a single deal.

"A killer single" - BBC Radio 6

"Incredible" - BBC Introducing

"The Next Big thing...Something rather special." - Little Indie Blogs



There must be something in the Berkshire water. The region just west of London has recently bestowed upon us the exciting talents of SG Lewis, Jack Garrett and Oh Wonder. And as 2016 gets underway, this trend seems set to continue with 23yr old Reading native Eddie Prové.

His music has been likened to James Blake, Jack Garrett, Sam Smith and One Republic – rather heady company, yet comparisons that suggest Eddie’s music has a wide and contemporary appeal. Co-written and produced with friend Frank Colucci (Brother, Love Life, Oh Wonder), Eddie’s debut EP blends introspective and emotive lyrics with delicate electronic production and pop melodies suggestive of his love for Motown.

Having put one track online in late 2015, Eddie has already been championed by his regional BBC Introducing team and the influential industry blog Killing Moon – who chose the song ‘Silent Love’ to feature on their New Moons V compilation series, out in January 2016.

Eddie Prové’s Silent Love EP is out soon.

“If you dig the James Blake via One Republic take on songwriting and production…then you’ve got something to look forward to.” – Killing Moon

“Silent Love sends chills down our spine. Balanced against laid back melodies, the effortless echo of Prové’s bewitching, powerful vocal wraps around each line.” – Vinyl Noise



Kevin McGuire is a Country-Pop singer/songwriter from Glasgow, Scotland. Beginning his career at the age of 17, Kevin has performed and headlined in top well-known venues such as the o2 Academy Glasgow, S.E.C.C Arena and the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

His music features a rich blend of Country-style songwriting, mixed with rnb melodic ideas, accentuating his vocal.

Having already been featured as Caffe Nero’s ‘UK Artist of the Month’ and had his latest single ‘Alright, Tonight!’ played on radio nationwide (BBC, Clyde, Forth fm, UK Country Radio and more), 2016 will see the arrival of Kevin’s brand new EP along with gigs and festivals confirmed across the UK.

“Strong song, slick production, top end of the competition!” – George Ergatoudis, Head of Music, BBC Radio 1

“Notices are being taken. Expect big things.” - Iain Anderson, Radio DJ, BBC Radio Scotland

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