Last night the Showcase Live team celebrated their Fifth Anniversary show and Pixie Lott even came down to join the celebrations. Times Red kicked off proceedings with their first gig. They were a great, fusing vocals, beatboxing, keys and guitar.
Elsie shortly followed and blew the room away. Her no-mess attitude rocked the room and know this really is only the beginning for her. Third up was Duke who brought true soul to the room. His current and older influences were obvious.
Felicity Kaya was the fourth act and certainly impressed. Shes already buzzing with label interest and its easy to see why. Jermaine Riley headlined and previewed material of his new album. We can’t wait to hear more.
We’ve had a great five years with some incredible acts – here’s to the next five. It kicks off with our next show on 16th APRIL at Under The Bridge!
The newly formed Times Red are a 3 piece ensemble comprising Scott Ritchie (Lead Vocal and Guitar), Staz Nair (Keys & Vocal) and Luke White (Loop pedal, beat-boxer & Vocal). This exciting trio combine live instruments with tight harmonies on stage that bring a sound that has been described as ‘The Script meets Bruno Mars’. It has received great reviews from publishers and A&R’s alike.
So January is that time of year where all these “Ones To Watch” lists pop up. Well here at Showcase Live we want to predict our own two successes for the year.
Domino Go a.k.a. Karl and Timz. What’s not to love about this lovable troublesome duo? Breathtaking vocals, incredible songwriting and amazing musicianship. They’ve been working on their debut album with Atlantic Records for the last two years and having heard a sneak peak – we reckon these boys will be ruling the airwaves in 2012.
We’ve worked with Lawson a lot over the last year and are predicting big things for them. They signed to Polydor last year and have already supported The Wanted, Will Young and Avril Lavigne on tour. Look out for their debut album coming in 2012.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Kixx will no longer be appearing at Showcase Live on 21 November. We’re now very pleased to announce that Alex Buchanan joins the lineup. Currently playing the lead in Thriller Live, Alex will be making his Showcase Live debut and previewing some of his own solo material. Originally from Manchester, he has been writing and producing his debut album with names such as Pete Boxsta Martin, Bressie, Pantha, Dantae Johnson and Jermaine Riley.
Following our recent relaunch (click here to see more), our next show will be on 21 November at Under The Bridge and we’re back with another great lineup.
Girlband D’Kota Reign, pop-rock band The Kixx (above), soulstress Raphaella and singer-songwriter Murray James are the first set of names to be announced, all of which grace the Showcase Live stage for the first time.
Showcase Live will return to Under The Bridge on 21 November 2011. We have a great lineup and some very exciting partners on board. Make sure you’re following us on Twitter (@showcaseliveuk) and like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/showcaselive) to be the first in the know!