GROUCHO UNPLUGGED AUGUST 2019
Entry Requirements: 18+
GROUCHO UNPLUGGED IN ASSOCIATION WITH YOUTH MUSIC & LGM RECORDS
Groucho Unplugged present intimate songwriter showcases, amalgamating some of best talent that the music industry has to offer, with the latest up and coming artists.
Previous performers include The Lightning Seeds, Daughter, EMF, Turin Brakes, Ed Harcourt, Chris Difford, The Magic Numbers, Barns Courtney, Carmody, Dan Croll, Fiona Bevan, Ren Harvieu, Kathryn Williams, Mark Morriss (The Bluetones), Goldheart Assembly and loads more.
MON 19th AUGUST DOORS 7PM HALF PRICE HAPPY HOUR FROM 9pm
Our events are now in association with YOUTH MUSIC, so we would ask that in exchange for your FREE Guest List to see such illustrious artists in an intimate environment that you donate £5 to an amazing charity. More info below.
This month's performers include:
Johnny Lloyd is a solo artist formerly of the band ‘Tribes’. Johnny has released three albums to date. His debut with Tribes reaching the UK top ten. He has toured with iconic bands from ‘The Rolling Stones to Pixies’. Johnny has since performed across the country as a solo artist and has collaborated with Jamie T and Hugo White (from the Maccabees) He is currently working on his second solo album which is due for release early 2020..
Robbie Cavanagh performs self penned, unscrubbed Americana.
With two studio records under his belt, and an impressive list of support slots, festival appearances and endorsements, Robbie is one fine songwriter, and an equally astounding live artist.
His voice and his delivery of songs with emotion and power is something many other artists can only attempt to replicate.
In support of his sophomore record, ‘To Leave/To Be Left’, 2018 saw Robbie showcasing at Americana Fest UK in London as well as over seas at Americana Fest in Nashville. He also performed a packed out headline tour and appeared at Black Deer Festival, BlueDot Festival, Cornbury Festival, Maverick Festival, Buckle and Boots, Countryfile and Silverstone Woodlands, to name just a few.
Robbie has been championed by the likes of BBC Radio 2’s Whispering Bob Harris, The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation and world reknowned video session channel ‘Mahogany,’ with books full of new music and lots of plans for the year ahead, Cavanagh is only just beginning.
Demi Marriner is a songwriter worth keeping track of. Her passion and emotion are so contagious, it is impossible to not be captivated from the offset. Whether she is pouring out her heart in intimate solo shows, or kicking down the doors with her backing band, Demi knows how to impress.
The songstress has graced many a stage, including; the Symphony Hall supporting Rufus Wainwright, the Town Hall with Sam Outlaw, the Jazz Arena at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Americanafest in Nashville, Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace, and more. She has also supported artists like Jon Gomm, Tia McGraff, BJ Barham, Cattle & Cane, Wildwood Kin and Elles Bailey. Following the success of Demi’s first releases reaching the top 2 in the iTunes Country Album Charts, the physical release of her live EP, Tales, and an American songwriting trip, Demi is planning her debut album and is set for an exciting 2019.
Growing up in a crooked old farmhouse in Northamptonshire with his Dad, Harry gained many influences. John Martyn, Bob Dylan, Damien Rice, Richard Thompson, Jose Gonzalez and Bon Iver to name but a few. It was due to having hundreds of gigs under his belt (as well as a few tough life lessons) where his songwriting and finger picking guitar style was honed.
"His delicate honesty and turn of phrase make him stand well clear of the pack" - Frank Turner
"Music should take you on a journey, and boy does this guy do it every time" - BBC Introducing
Having garnered strong support from Editorial playlists, Cerys Matthews - BBC Radio 2 Show, live shows with Whispering Bob Harris - Under The Apple Tree, John Kennedy's Exposure - Radio X Evening Playlist and announcing a UK and European tour, it's set to be a great year ahead.
Youth Music are a national charity investing in music-making projects that help children and young people aged 0-25 to develop personally and socially as well as musically. They work particularly with those who don’t get to make music because of who they are, where they live, or what they’re going through. They believe in practical, creative music-making of every possible genre, style and technique. Everyone has the ability to make music.
They support children and young people to build their confidence, resilience, and self-esteem. Projects funded by Youth Music help to break down barriers at all stages – helping children develop an early love of music, providing diverse role models, introducing young people to a wide variety of potential career paths, and working with the music industry to make its practices more inclusive.