GROUCHO UNPLUGGED MARCH 2020
Entry Requirements: 18+
GROUCHO UNPLUGGED IN ASSOCIATION WITH YOUTH MUSIC, THE STAGELEFT PODCAST & TIKTOK
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), Echobelly and loads more.
MON 30th MARCH
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, in association with TikTok, include:
JOHN WAUGH (THE 1975)
Performer and songwriter Izzy Bizu made her name with smash hit single White Tiger and was catapulted into the spotlight after being named BRITs Critics’ Choice finalist in 2016. She went on to record the Euro 2016 theme song for the BBC, was named BBC Introducing Artist of the Year and sold out two UK tours to much critical praise.
In the time between releases Izzy has been busy managing the huge success of her singles ‘White Tiger’ and ‘Diamonds’ in the US and across Europe, including supporting Coldplay on a 14 date US Arena tour and recording with Chris Martin. She has also been working with charity Studio Samuel which aims to help young women and girls in Ethiopia, and has been the face of several brands including the ‘Yes I Am’ Cacharel campaign.
She dropped an EP ‘Glita’ in April and is now finalising her second album.
JOHN WAUGH (THE 1975)
Saxophonist John Waugh takes a night off from playing huge arena tours with Grammy winning band The 1975 to join us at Groucho Unplugged to play material from his acclaimed EP 'Flight' as well as upcoming material.
P+RMACY makes violent dream pop. Singer, Harriet’s, voice is a velvet tornado that soars and intertwines with Rob’s electric guitar creating an explosive live show.
Hannah Grace is in possession of a voice that literally stops people in their tracks. Within two weeks of hearing her for the first time, Dermot O’Leary and his team had cleared space for her to perform on his Radio 2 show. It’s also the voice that became a TV and radio staple in 2017 when Hannah’s cover of Fatboy Slim’s iconic ‘Praise You’ was chosen by Lloyds Bank to soundtrack their TV and radio advert in 2017. The track went on to gain Hannah her first play listed record at Radio 2 and the song sold 60K OCC copies.
Hannah is gearing up to release her debut album in Summer 2020. The album will feature other radio hits such as ‘With You’, a single which saw Hannah make her TV debut on the Sara Cox show and her current single ‘Blue’ a feel good disco inspired anthem.
Hannah Grace has also made an impressive mark on the UK live scene. Last year she played her largest show in support of Barbra Streisand at Hyde Park, while she has also supported the likes of Jess Glynne, Gabrielle Aplin and Hozier. Hannah has also previously caught the attention of Lady Gaga who tweeted a video of Hannah singing on YouTube and called her “a superstar”.
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.