Photo Calls , celebrities of stage and screen and campaigners.
Artists Ive photographed over the years , established and up and coming
Scene on the streets
Portraits Ive taken of various people mainly of bands, but also celebrities and friends.
Ferocious Dog at Koko supporting Wildhearts
The Widows EP launch at the Moth Club with Lulalong, Graves and Hot Gothic supporting.
The 'Songs of War' live show at the Hard Rock Cafe London on Thursday November 29th.
6:30 - 7:15pm Complimentary food served (meat & veggie options)
7:15pm - James Walsh, Starsailor
8pm - Samuel Jack
8:25pm - Winner introduced by war photographer and author of Under The Wire, Paul Conroy
8.30pm - Grey Areas (Winner)
9pm - Lucy Spraggan
10pm - Jack Savoretti
11pm - Ends
The winning song was chosen from 500+ entries by a panel of high profile music industry judges:- Joss Stone, Mike Rutherford (Genesis), Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Jeremy Vine (BBC Radio 2), Eddy Temple Morris (Virgin Radio FR), Sunta Templeton (The Chris Moyles Show On Radio X), Nicky Bignell (Head of Music BBC), Chris De Burgh and more!
On the winning song, Dave Stewart said: “The gentle piano approach to the song is alluring, the second verse in this song is lyrically strong, honest and compelling with her vocal intensifying just enough to feel her anger and get the listener emotionally involved. I chose this song because of the honesty in the vocals and the lyrics mixed with the minimalist approach to the recording, God is there in the space between the notes.“
Songs of War is organised by Soundcheque and sponsored by Hard Rock Cafe London, in support of War Child UK and in partnership with BASCA, SYNCR Music and Virgin Radio UK
Cooper Phillips and Chaz Mason Cooper Phillips and Chaz Mason perfoming at The Rat Bar, 26 Leake Street.
Cooper Phillip // Saturday 20th October At The Rat Bar, on 26 Leake Street Graffiti inspired pop-up bar in Waterloo, showcasing original Banksy work.
Russian born, Los Angeles based pop soul artist Cooper Phillip succeeds in capturing the undivided attention of listeners across the globe. With her intense drive, soaring vocals and passionate songwriting, Phillip is elevating herself to the top of her genre with her highly anticipated upcoming release, ‘Speak In Tongues’. Cooper Phillip has seen success with her previous single garnering over 10 million listens online. She has also developed an impressive and loyal fanbase, particularly on social media and has performed at some of Los Angeles most prestigious venues.
Continuing her musical endeavor, ‘Speak In Tongues’ is due for release late summer 2018.
Watch her latest music video of ' Speak in Tongues ' here: https://youtu.be/XUFyqJXWdMY Talentbanq Presents: Cooper Phillip // London 20th Oct
BBC MUsic and BBC Introducing at Victoria Station
1pm. Natalie Shay
2pm Zoey lily
Instagram - mezoeylily
Four bandmates. Three guitars. One wagon. Dusty Wagons are an original, live energetic band. Their music has compared to Passenger and Fleetwood Mac
Two Ways Home
When a male and female vocal blends harmoniously, the result can often be life-affirming. Isabella Mariee from Austria and Cotswolds lad Lewis Fowler are Two Ways Home.
Backwoods Creek is a five piece Country Rock band from the UK’s deep south that brings a fresh, exciting take on the genre to a part of the world that had forgotten just how much it loves it!
Discovered as a teen by the son of the late great American Country Music Producer, Paul Cohen (MCA Nashville) ; Penny spent formative years in Nashville, London, Sydney, Melbourne and Toronto training under the mentorship of a host of classic rock and country stars. Mid-way through her development she suffered from acute anxiety issues which forced her to come home and seek treatment. At the time she says it felt like the whole world had fallen in around her, but now she uses her experiences (and the tools that she learned to help her deal with these ups and downs) to help others; most recently fronting a concert for mental health organisation Retune.org, advocating the importance of talk therapies for those suffering with anxiety and depression.
Eager to make up for lost time, Penny Riviera has been on a ride of momentum for the past 18 months! She has released two singles in the past 18 months to acclaim by the UK country and performance scene and has been featured on London Live TV, Chris Country Radio and more. She has been performing across London to crowded venues including the Hard Rock Café, Mahiki, The Bedford and The Islington and was recently invited to open for multi-award winning, triple-platinum selling Irish band KEYWEST when they played in London.
Known by some as 'the girl with the blue hair,' Lucy Blu is a British Country singer and songwriter who's sincere lyrics, soulful vocals, and unusual hair colour choices are grabbing people's attention in the UK and beyond.
Recently cited as 'the UK's answer to Linda Ronstadt,' - Lucy draws her inspiration from older acts - like Linda herself, as well as more recent Country artists including Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, and Cam.
"From a young age I was exposed to a wide variety of musical genres, you could go from one room to another in my house and hear the likes of The Eagles, Emmylou Harris, Motley Crue and Michael Jackson all at the same time! Country music is where my true love and passion lies, but I am so thankful to have been brought up respecting and appreciating music in all its forms. "
With her recent single 'Worse Than Whiskey' reaching #7 in the iTunes Country chart on it's release day, her music being added to a number of Spotify and Apple Music playlists, and several scheduled appearances on the Country Music Festival circuit this summer, Lucy Blu is well on her way to carving out her place in the UK Country music scene.
An awesome night of live music with Stone Jets , SoulMaze, JVCK and Big Peyote!
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Hard Rock Cafe Fashion and Music Show at Hard Rock Cafe Old Park Lane London
Music from The Bad Day Blues Band, Anita Sylph, Hannah Paris and Nadia Sheikh
Where have all the great bands gone ?
That's the big question
And here's the big answer
TALENTBANQ presents three of the hottest bands on the live circuit today.
Woodley Taylor - with echos of Credence, they have a big blues rock sound.
The Second Sons - Nominated “Best Rock Band 2018” by the Unsigned Music Awards
Houndstooth, formerly known as Coffeepot Drive - The most dynamic mix of blues, funk and rock you are EVER likely to witness.
Steve Young UK - Album Launch
"A Little North of Nowhere"
With opening set by Lisa Wright
Ticket price includes signed copy of new album !
Steve Young UK :
“A top talent” says Radio 2’s Bob Harris, “Sublime & Beautiful” according to Radio 2’s Janice Long
Steve Young is a globe trotting session guitarist, teacher & entertainer turned Singer/Songwriter. Early TV appearances with Lionel Richie & Peter Andre soon led to full time touring duties with world famous artists - most notably ex Savage Garden front man Darren Hayes which took Steve on trips around the world performing at the Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, Brisbane QPAC, LA Roxy and many more concluding as co-writer on Darren's last album in 2012
Since writing and releasing the ‘Little Things EP' in 2014, and crowd funded debut Album ‘Troubadour' in 2016, Steve has performed at The London O2 - Country 2 Country Festival. Time Out London's 'Rising Stars of UK Country' Multiple shows at the Edinburgh Free Fringe, recorded live for Bob Harris' - Under The Apple Tree Sessions, opened for Carlene Carter (daughter of Johnny Cash's wife June Carter) as well as opening sets for Broadway Star - Ramin Karimloo, UK Blues Artist - Jo Harman, Brit Award winner Tom Odell (Help Refugees), folk singers Charlie Dore, Reg Meuross and many solo gigs & tours around the UK
His songs have enjoyed radio play around the world including BBC Radio 2, BBC Regional Stations, Radio Caroline, Chris Country Radio and 100's of community / online stations as well as a live performance on BBC Radio 2 to an audience of approx 7M listeners in Nov 2017
Last year, Steve was Caffe Nero’s ‘Artist Of The Month’ playing over 45 in-store-performances from Scotland down to Portsmouth. Tracks are still play listed in all 850+ shops UK wide. Recent appearances include: Country 2 Country, The Cornbury Festival, Buckle & Boots, TogFest 2017, Ventnor Fringe 2017, Liverpool’s Folk On The Dock with future bookings at The Black Deer Festival, Millport Country Music Festival, Togfest 2018, The Little Rabbit Barn, Hard Rock Cafe, The Great Escape and a UK Tour in Apr/May 2018
The 'Great North Road EP’ was released in May 2017 after a 2nd successful Pledge Music Campaign and Album #2 ‘A Little North Of Nowhere’ is due for release in September 2018. Featuring many of the UK’S rising country session players and artists, the album will hopefully prove to be Steve’s strongest songwriting offering yet
More Information: www.steveyounguk.com
At first glance; Lisa Wright is a 5ft, blonde, Essex girl who seemingly charms her way into the audiences’ affection by cracking jokes and telling stories but then she begins to play... and the room goes silent.
BBC Introducing announced her as one of their emerging ‘Sound of 2017s’ and was handpicked by BBC 6 to represent the BBC at Latitude Festival 2017.
Described as ‘Carole King meets Patty Griffin meets John Mayer’, Lisa was championed by the Nashville Songwriters Association as their ‘One to Watch’; after she impressed the transatlantic audience with her unique and intelligent songwriting. She was also selected as a Song Suffragette songwriter in Nashville's female-only singer-songwriter showcase.
Lisa has released two EPs which both entered into the iTunes Country Charts at No.3 - making Lisa the only independent, female artist in the Top 30 at the time.
It’s understandable to see why Lisa has often been described as “the UKs best kept secret”, but that’s all set to change ........
Rock Against Violence, this year was held at Dingwalls in Camden. with :-
Exhibition of photos taken in Roadkill Record’s spiritual home of the Lock Tavern in Camden,
Talentbanq's Katie plus Juan celebrate the launch of their brand new EP ‘Equals’
Joined by their fantastic full band and with very special guest support set.
Expect a night packed with some old favourites from their recent album ‘Tom’s Garden’ and lots of new material.
John Robertson was supporting having us all in hysterics.
Dan Owen Album launch at The Jazz Cafe with Joe Slater and Hollie Rogers supporting.
The Ned Monday 10th September 2018
Talentbanq - TalentBanq.com presidents New Music Monday at The Ned
Lauren Ray 7.30pm
With Lauren’s velvety smooth and effortlessly sultry tones, highlights on the album include singles ‘Come To Me’ and ‘Drive’ which received big UK regional radio support as well as support from BBC introducing.
The King's Parade 8.20pm
Since the formation of The King’s Parade on a Hawaiian cruise liner in 2015, the four-piece’s assured touch of classic Detroit blues with melodic, crossover pop has the band evoking the crafted sounds of The Black Keys, Michael Kiwanuka and Alabama Shakes.
Georgia & The Vintage Youth 9.10pm
Georgia & The Vintage Youth At just 22 years of age, Georgia has already mastered a retro jazz/swing style of music that is both vintage and fresh (hence the name of the band). It's contagious and subconsciously gets you tapping your feet (think Jools Holland or Paolo Nutini).
Belle Roscoe 10pm
With their new wave indie folk/rock sound this independent and international band; hailing from Melbourne Australia has been building a solid underground buzz worldwide.
The View from the Shard in central London
The Sahara desert is only 100 miles off the east coast of Gran Canaria, when sand storms blow they quite often dump a bit of sand here. It’s spectacular and very hot, as the hight of the dunes blocks the sea breeze, leaving you in a cauldron of of sand with the sun beating down.
Coffee Pot Drive, Woodley Taylor, The Second Sons performing at Hard Rock Cafe, Presented by Talent Banq
The Monthly Colour fashion walk in Londons, Spitalfields Market