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London based JRNi, accompanied by the Tektoniks (live band), provides music listeners with a unique brand of live hip hop - an eclectic fuse of rap, garage and neo-soul. Coming together to combine energetic lyrics, smooth vocals, with infectious sounds, that will leave a lasting impression on any audience.
Sharon Rose is a singer/songwriter from Essex whose pop infused soulful sounds have led her to such great stages as the Jazz Cafe, The Islington Assembly hall and The Pigalle Club. Aside from her catchy melodies and up-beat grooves, her live performances can be described as electrifying, engaging and captivating.
Hailing from the depths of Leamington Spa, Electrik Custard are a 9 piece band, Specialists in blending the retro sounds of Ska and Funk with the likes of Hip Hop and Dub. Their High velocity on stage antics are bound to bring a unique sound to your compounds.
SPL (Sound Pressure Level) are an urban group from London, their influences come from a selection of genres; Hip Hop, Dub Step, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Rap and Grime. SPL's debut album fuses these genres to create a unique and innovative sound. Tipped by Yahoo music and BBC Introducing as the band to watch for 2013, this group is defiantly one to get down and watch.
With an incomparable voice holding so much realism, singer songwriter Greyce has already captivated a supportive fan base from across London, the West Midlands, France, and it does not stop there. After the successful release of her intimate solo EP Acoustic Emotions, Greyce is currently undergoing various music projects fermenting her growing fan base in Europe whilst in preparation for the release of her forthcoming single.
The Offshore Rivers were formed over many nights spent around a record player, lost on the likes of Gram Parsons, Otis Redding, Beefheart, Jimmy Cliff and Neil Young. The resulting sound is of jangly 60s guitar pop, heartfelt blues and tender soul, laden with country guitar, bittersweet harmonies and Dylan-esque prose.
Banana Leaf Canteen 412-416 St John Street
Just like the branches in Hampstead & Battersea, cheap but lovely, quality filling food. More Indonesian stylee.
La Forchetta (specials from £6) 73 Upper Street
The owner claims "The best pizza bases on Upper Street"...see for yourself.
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