Ed Drewett will join us for his first London show having signed with Polydor earlier this year!
Ed, who co-wrote All Time Low, Glad You Came and Lightning for The Wanted, is now signed to Universal as well and is ready to take on his own assault on the charts! We’ve heard some of his new material and lets just say it’s AMAZING! The singer-songwriter from Essex first came to public attention with the single “I Need You Tonight” with Professor Green which reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart.
Joining him will be Johnny Tremorheart and the already announced J Marie Cooper and I Am Tich.
The first two acts announced for Showcase Live on 18 June at Under The Bridge are J Marie Cooper and I Am Tich
J Marie Cooper first performed at Showcase Live in 2009 and has since impressed all four coaches and millions at home on The Voice UK. Jessie J said, “Your voice is insane. Its ridiculosooooo! Will.I.Am, who’s team she later joined added “You are a star of an artist!”
Singer / Songwriter J Marie combines beautifully crafted, heart-felt lyrics with an explosive on-stage presence that has captivated London’s music scene.
‘My style is always evolving’, says J Marie. I have been through some extremely dark times,and some wonderful light times. God is my witness and it’s all there in the music! Every mile stone and every bit of joy you can hear, right there in the words of my songs’.
Also performing will be Tich, a 19 year old singer songwriter.
She has already toured with Paolo Nutini, Pixie Lott and Justin Bieber. Last year she played a host of the major UK festivals including Glastonbury, T in the Park, Oxegen and V Festival as well as getting ready for her very own headline tour.
She is currently writing and recording her stunning debut album with world-acclaimed producers and writers including Matt Prime, Nick Jonas and Andrew Frampton and she is looking forward to the release of her first EP in the summer.
Check out her track “Breathe In Breathe Out” co-written with Nick Jonas
Earlier this week, Showcase Live launched in Manchester, making it our second regular city in the UK. Music fans, local agents and managers, key Manchester press and a host of stars from Hollyoaks and Coronation Street filled the venue to enjoy the evening.
We’ll be back Wednesday 25th July! Watch this space to see which artists will be announced and join us to see what Manchester has to offer!
We had another full house for Showcase Live at Under The Bridge yesterday and several thousand people at home watching the live stream as Jaxxon, Mitsotu, Domino Go, Alex Buchanan and Daytona Lights all took to the stage. Industry and music lovers turned up in force to see this months selection of amazing artists and were far from disappointed.
@_MissLaura_ took to Twitter, “Another great @showcaseliveuk tonight, just love everything it stands for. Cello n violin accompaniment to indie to Rock to pop on one stage”
@_sasha_smith_ tweeted “@showcaseliveuk was EPIC!!!! Tonight If you wasn’t there then YOU MISSED OUT!!!!!”
@DavidSamGibbs said “@showcaseliveuk was amazing! Best line up yet! Daytona lights and domino go were insane!”
Big news guys! Our shows will now be streamed live around the world in partnership with MUZU TV. It’s something we’ve been considering and working on for a while. Showcase Live has always been ‘more than just a live night’ and this will boost the exposure for our acts to a brand new, even bigger audience around the world.
YEP… thats right! Showcase Live is going nationwide and our first stop is Manchester! Home of Oasis, The Verve and erm… Jimmy Saville but don’t let that put you off!
Put it in your diaries now, its gonna be a show to remember!
Cash Taylor brings his new band District back to his home town for their first gig and will join local singer song-writer Sam Gray, 17 year old Hollyoaks star Abi Phillips, new band The Future Kicks, The Jessie Rose Trip and Manchester born Alex Buchanan.
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!
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.