"Attending a WLS showcase night felt like winning the lottery!" - The Sunday Mirror
‘WE LOVE SHOWS’ / WLS events are curated and hosted by
Kal Lavelle (“One to watch" – Sunday Mirror) and sponsored by Kopparberg.
The events take place in St Giles in the Fields, a stunning central London church which has “hosted performances by Bon Iver and Patti Smith (who named it one of her favourite churches in England)" - Time Out London
Each event coincides with the seasons – Spring / Summer / Autumn / Christmas (‘We Love Winter’ didn’t really have a ring to it!).
DOORS @ 7PM
EMMA MCGRATH (ONSTAGE AT *7.30PM) -
WATCH - 'Sit With Me' - Emma McGrath (Ont Sofa) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzclpidMnuE
Aged just 16, is already turning heads with her excellent presence on stage and it is said that she leave audiences “completely captivated by her performance”. With influences ranging from Tracey Chapman to London Grammar Emma writes a combination of hard hitting acoustic music carried by an incredibly powerful voice. At just 15, Emma won the PRS Foundation's Lynsey de Paul Prize for Female Songwriters as well as releasing her first EP ‘The Judgement’ and more recently Sit With Me, her latest single. With this, Emma has received BBC Radio 2 play on Dermot O’Leary’s show, Bob Harris' Sunday show and had BBC Introducing ‘Track of the Week’ on BBC 3 Counties twice. Currently working hard on her new EP set for release this year, Emma has an exciting career ahead.
More details - www.emmamcgrath.co.uk
ABANDOMAN (ONSTAGE @ *8.30PM) -
WATCH - Abandoman on 'Fun and Filth Cabaret' BBC RADIO 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nexYaMy3_Zw
Abandoman are a 'improvised hip hop comedy' act. Fronted by Irish born Rob Broderick. Their songs are improvised on the spot, with the help of audience participation, which leads to a clever mix of genius and hilarity!
The past two years have seen Abandoman supporting multi-platinum artist Ed Sheeran on his sell-out UK tour, culminating in two nights at London's 5,000 capacity Brixton Academy.
In 2012, they’re debut performance in Australia won them a Best Comedy nomination and a Best Newcomer award at the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Abandoman have recently appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, BBC Radio 1‘s Live Lounge, Sky Arts Latitude coverage and BBC Three’s Live at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
They have stormed numerous festivals such as Bestival, Latitude, Altitude, Rockness, Glastonbury, Hop Farm and V Festival and have performed at the 2010 Brits after-party, Daisy Lowe’s 21st birthday party and hosted the 2012 St. Patricks Day event in Trafalgar Square, entertaining 12,000 St Paddy's Day revellers!
They are currently touring the world. Sharing their immense talent from Australia to London!
Hackney Empire New Act of the Year - 2010
Musical Comedy Awards UK - 2010
Adelaide Fringe Festival - Best Newcomer winner - 2012
Adelaide Fringe Festival - Best Comedy - Nominee - 2012
Adelaide Fringe Festival - Best Comedy - Nominee - 2014"
More details - www.robbroderick.com
ZOE KONEZ - EP LAUNCH - (ONSTAGE @ 9.30PM)
WATCH - 'Hayley' by Zoe Konez on Ont Sofa - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZhrVm61xLs
Dynamic indie-folk twosome Zoe Konez & drummer Will Connor create a wealth of sound with two instruments that many bands long to create with 5!
Zoe’s intimate lyrics are married with distinctive rhythmic guitar, experimental tapping, intricate finger picking and harmonic techniques, wonderfully accompanied by Will’s ‘telepathic tightness’ on drums / percussion.
They’ve taken their music throughout the UK, via numerous tours in Europe, to the sunny south east coast of Australia and back again.
Throughout their career, they have garnered much praise from many corners and continue to impress wherever they perform! 2016 marks the release of their new EP, which will be launched at 'We Love Spring 2016' in St Giles in the Fields Church on Fri 18th March 2016.
“Wonderful singer, wonderful songwriter, wonderful guitarist"
Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music
"Ridiculously talented, Konez handles her guitar like she was born with it"
For Folk's Sake
"Fabulous guitar work and intense, lyrical songs"
“Absolutely fantastic” Neville Marten (Editor of Guitar Techniques Magazine)
*NOTE - Timings subject to change
MORE DETAILS - 'We Love Spring 2016' on Friday 18th March 2016 (St Patricks weekend).
The amazing Bubble Bakers will be in attendance on Friday 18th March 2016 selling their delicious handcrafted cupcakes! YUM!
Music, cake, drinks, friendly atmosphere, beautiful & historic church venue, centrally located.
The perfect night out!
See you on Friday 18th March 2016!
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Doors - 7pm /// Music starts @ 7.30pm /// Curfew 11pm ///
Bar in venue /// St Giles in the Fields, 60 St Giles High St, London, WC2H 8LG
WLS events showcase emerging talent, with an impressive past performers list - Ed Sheeran, Lianne La Havas, Nina Nesbitt, Shlomo, Kimberly Anne, Jamie Lawson, Shura and many more!