June's Discovery's showcase features urban band RAYLO who have developed their own rare sound inspired by the likes of N.E.R.D, Gnarls Barkley, Nas, Miguel, Calvin Harris, Rudimental, Stevie Wonder and Nirvana. NADIA SHEIKH, a London based songstress combining indie, rock and pop with folky and jazzy vocals. Singer songwriter, multi instrumentalist WILL HUNT has been on an exciting music journey throughout his life including his successful Dansette Junior project signed to Sony and playing with Discovery alumini Ed Sheeran. Dj Delphi will be spinning tunes throughout the night.
Adv Tickets £7 at www.eventim.co.uk/discovery2 or Door £10
Date: Thursday 29th June 2017
Doors: 7.00pm Show starts: 7.30pm
Venue: 229 The Venue , 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN
Tel: 020 7631 8379
Tube: Great Portland Street
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/1530311870322639/
Raylo's first collaborative piece came via slightly more unusual circumstances than most bands, having been asked to create a song for major international brand ‘Pot Noodle’. Their song ‘Winner’ went super viral late 2015 on Youtube, putting RAYLO on the map and the track got picked up by Ultra Music.
Since then the boys have continued to develop their own rare sound inspired by the likes of N.E.R.D, Gnarls Barkley, Nas, Miguel, Calvin Harris, Rudimental, Stevie Wonder and Nirvana.
RAYLO finished 2016 with a string of live shows across the U.K., including headlining the sold out "Big Freshers Ice-Breaker" Tour, and several London gigs including ILUVLIVE, Tramp, Camden Proud, The Vault and Tape. With the classic line-up of 2 amazing vocalists and a killer DJ, RAYLO have blown the roof off every venue they've played to date, with a mix of their original material and party anthems.
Don’t let her delicate voice trick you, Nadia Sheikh definitely knows how to rock out. On her way to make a mark on the British music scene, Nadia is one to watch. The London based songstress combines indie, rock and pop with folky and jazzy vocals creating a characteristic and unique sound that she showcases in her original songs. Quirky melodies and catchy choruses with incredibly insightful lyrics – not representative of your average 21 year-old. With an impressive cultural background, the half British, half Spanish artist has the power to captivate you with her haunting voice. She's gigged extensively and has been picking up airplay on Gary Crowley's Bbc London show, EGH Radio,
“There is something special about this performer. Undeniably talented, her modesty on stage, her talent and her desire to make things happen will ensure a bright future for Nadia Sheikh." - We Plug Good Music.
Will Hunt singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer hails from a family of musicians with his dad, Bill Hunt, being in both ELO and Wizzard and his cousin Miles Hunt, fronting indie band The Wonder Stuff. Will has had his hand in music all of his life writing for various artists and had a stint on Sony/Colombia Records under the name Dansette Junior and played various festivals around the world. The single Paranoid now has over 3.3 million plays on youtube.
Starting his career in Kentish Town, North London, Will's had the pleasure of playing with Paul Carrack, Nick Mulvey, Ed Sheeran, Mr Hudson and has dipped his toe in various productions and bands ever since.
He has recently released a single 'EL Original Brew/The Kentish Town Song' with his dad on a limited 7" and gained kudos receiving 'single of the month' in Record Collector Magazine.