Tuesday 27 November, 2018 | 229 London, Venue 2
Doors 7pm | Curfew 11pm
14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Valid ID required. The venue operates a challenge 25 policy.
Michael Jablonka is a musician so prolific you’d think he devotes every waking hour to his art. In addition to performing as Michael Kiwanuka’s guitarist on arena tours worldwide, Jablonka parades his own powerful 21st-century take on soulful indie. Proof there’s nothing to tingle the spine like mastery of raw electric six-string, Jablonka’s intricate guitar skills bely the anthemic intent of his rootsy songcraft. Two recent singles – ‘Peacefully’ and ‘I Found You’ – earned him abundant acclaim and airplay, from the likes of Afropunk, Clash, BBC Introducing and Radio X. Michael recently performed at The Brighton Great Escape Festival this summer.
Ooberfuse are a songwriting band composed of Hal St John and Cherrie Anderson. They are unafraid to deep-sea dive into the deepest oceans of human emotions to colour-up drab contemporary life. Their songs are audio footprints left behind by people impelled towards invisible things.
Based in London, Pilgrims’ Dream is the project of former Royal Marines Commando Rob Ouseley. Influenced by bands such as Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and The Beach Boys, Ouseley recently released his first single ‘Ocean’, an ‘incredibly harmonious’ (Indie Pop-Ups) debut that ‘really pops in all the right ways’ (Ear To The Ground Music). It has seen him reach the finals of the prestigious American Songwriting Awards, and received international radio airplay. He has released further singles which have gained tens of thousands of plays, as well as featuring in the Alexrainbird Music YouTube compilations which have had millions of views. Recent track ‘Redemption’ also saw Pilgrims’ Dream named Richer Unsigned’s ‘Artist Of The Week’ calling him ‘definitely one to watch’ and lauding his ‘unique blend of harmonically rich music’. Ouseley has appeared at a number of festivals over the summer, as well as performing a live session for BBC Radio.