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Thur 25th Aug: Discovery 2 Showcase Ft ShaoDow + Navan + Jackson + Dinachi Onuzo

August's Discovery showcase features three of the Uk's finest, rising, independent, urban bands and rapper ShaoDow.

Advance Tickets £7 at or Door £10

Date: Thursday 25th August , 2016

Doors: 7.30pm Show starts: 8.00pm

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

Tel: 0207 631 8379


Tube: Great Portland Street



ShaoDow is a full time independent rapper, entrepreneur and possible ninja. Trained in Shaolin Kung Fu in China. He has independently built his career and company (DiY Gang Entertainment) through hard work, passion and dedication.

He is currently nominated for the Hardest Working Artist Award in the AIM Independent Music Awards.

To date he has sold over 22,000 copies of his albums independently, toured the UK and parts of Europe, released his own brand of headphones and rapidly growing merchandise range. He also co-launched The Blue and Purple Store the first ever artist run pop up shop selling a range of his music and merchandise.

ShaoDow has had airplay on UK major radio stations including Radio 1 and 1xtra, opened for artists such as Tech N9ne, Wiley, Stormzy, Skepta and The Pharcyde and featured on tracks alongside the likes of Ghetts, Dot Rotten and McLean.

ShaoDow is currently planning the release of his third studio album 'シャウ道。- The Way of Shao’ for November 2016 alongside an original manga comic book of the same name.

“One of the hardest workers I’ve ever met in this” - Charlie Sloth - Radio One and 1xtra

“A brilliant rapper with a wonderful flow” - Tom Robinson - BBC 6Music



Navan stand for breaking down ideologies, building new ones, and understanding that we all have the capacity to create, and facilitate change.London born, hot duo NAVAN give their audiences something a little different. Navan rely on no–one and produce, sing, rap all their own material. They are quite literately a dream team! There sound can be described as a mould of UK hip-hop, glitch electronica, soul intended with a undertone of influences from Grime that truly illustrate the buzzing sounds of London culture. Navan will be performing with their band.

“They are a melting pot of music, similar to how London is a melting pot of different cultures.” Disorder Magazine

“If you're after an act with a keen eye for the future, NAVAN is that act for you.” Complex UK



Jackson is an 8-piece funk and soul group, headed by Jack Baldus, and featuring some of the finest professionals on the gigging circuit in the

Southwest. Featuring all original compositions written by Jack Baldus, the sound is a throwback to the psychedelic funk of the 70’s, yet fresh as the

proverbial daisy. Influences can be traced to Jamiroquai, Herbie Hancock, and Stevie Wonder, to name but a few.

Featuring keys, vocals/talkbox, guitar, bass, horns and percussion, Jackson is also pleased to boast the talents of DJ Asian Hawk; 5 times the UK DMC champion. Mixed by legendary Drum and Bass producer DJ Die. Jack himself is a seasoned session player of the Bristol scene, having has performed and recorded for many of the South West's top funk and soul acts including Laid Blak, The Soul Strutters, Ewan Hoozami, Sure Thing, Celestine, James Morton and Victoria Klewin. He has also worked with many DJs and producers such as Christophe and DJ Die and has had vinyl released with legendary House label Futureboogie




Dinachi's music is an intriguing blend of jazz, folk, highlife and gospel.

Dinachi honed her craft singing in church choirs and leading gospel choirs whilst at school and at University. The influence of her choral background is apparent on her debut EP, with impeccable harmonies adding depth and colour to her music.

Dinachi's music has a message, whether it's the political message contained in the soulful lament of her "Bring Back Our Girls" video, or a message that relates to the Christian faith she proudly professes. Her songs will make you think, make you feel, and her voice will move you.

Dinachi will be performing with her band.

"One of the joys of writing this feature is discovering a voice that stops you in your tracks, and that’s exactly what happened when we first listened to Dinachi" - Right Chord Music

"Dinachi plays the guitar and sings with this beautiful Asa-esque voice that I find endlessly charming." - Brittle Paper

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