Friday 20 December 2013

Best Gigs of the Year

2013 has also been a great year for live music, especially as this year has been the year I've attended the most gigs.

It started at the end of June with the Be On The Scene Showcase Event, which features various acts including the winner of their online music contest who headlined at the event.

Acts to watch out for

Sussex Born but London based Singer/Songwriter Becky Holloway, whose music is a combination of Indie, Pop and Folk and other acts who performed on the night included soulful double act Sunrize, who have since gone their separate ways, however the new guitarist is now involved with a new musical venture. 

Becky Holloway performing live

The evening's entertainment was rounded off with a performance by the headline act on the night and  competition winner Tony Goff.

Be On The Scene also host weekly Open Mic Nights, where musicians signed or unsigned get the chance to perform in front of a small and intimate crowd.

Memorable acts on the night included female musician Melanie Yan Luk and one half of talented double act Marbl.

The next two gigs I attended weren't until October, where I had the pleasure of seeing Bristol Singer/Songwriter Natalie Holmes at the Garage, Islington and Johnny Lucas and Headline act El Born at the Camden Barfly.

Natalie Holmes was one two support acts who performed to a small and intimate crowd after the headline act pulled out at the last moment. This talented Singer/Songwriter kept the audience entertained with a stripped back acoustic set.

Natalie Holmes performing The Simplest Things

Johnny Lucas rocked the Barfly with popular songs such as Keeps Me Alive and Lilo, whilst also engaging with the audience.

Johnny Lucas - Keeps Me Alive

After Johnny's lively performance the headliners El Born took to stage to perform an energetic and extensive set including their latest song Kangaroo.

El Born - Kangaroo

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