On Thursday, London’s The Water Rats hosts another live show and artist session by the FAC, Success Express and Songwriting
hursday 2 April sees the second Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) Drop-In Session & Songwriting Magazine Showcase, in association with Success Express, take place at The Water Rats in London’s King Cross. The first session in January featured Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien, Marillion’s Mark Kelly and Jocelyn Brown who openly shared their wealth of experience and opinion on the rocky road to success in the music business, and the next event promises to be just as insightful.
The FAC provides artists with a collective voice, support in building your artist business and advice on your rights. It’s free to become a member and its hands-on directors – which includes Annie Lennox, Nick Mason, Sandie Shaw, Rumer and many more – are keen to know what it feels like to be an artist in today’s musical landscape, to help the FAC represent artists more effectively.
Doors open at 5:30pm with the Artist Drop-In starting at 6:15pm. This session is free to attend, but availability is limited to members and requires advance booking via: www.eventbrite.co.uk
The Live Showcase will follow, with doors opening at 8:00pm and the show starting at 8:30pm, and entry costs £6 in advance from www.wegottickets.com. Acts performing on this occasion include…
THE DOPPLER SHIFT
The Doppler Shift have had one simple ambition: to write and perform the best music that they can. No compromises. Lyrically they say they try to express honestly the world as they see it. The band’s musical influences include Jeff Buckley, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead and The Cure, all the way through Rachmaninov and Beethoven.
Sadie Jemmett is a British singer-songwriter based in London whose extraordinary songs reflect a remarkable life. Behind the entrancing, eloquence of her lyrics and the subtle acoustic beauty of her music lies a restlessly seeking spirit and a rich and colourful experience.
Acoustic soul singer/songwriter from London. Drawing from the classic to the more recent soul legends, and melodies from acoustic roots. Jesse’s influences include Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, D’angelo, Maxwell, Musiq, Seal, India Arie, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Jimi Hendrix, Anthony Hamilton.
Get a taste of what to expect from The Doppler Shift by checking out this acoustic performance of their haunting track Hush House, which currently soundtracks the HBO trailer for the JK Rowling mini series The Casual Vacancy…