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TalentBanq Presents: Daisy Chute – London’s On Fire
Thursday 20th September 2018 | 229 London, Venue 2
Doors: 7:00pm | Curfew: 11:00pm
This is an 18+ Event. The venue operates a challenge 25 policy.
Daisy Chute Single Launch – London’s On Fire
With opening set by James Riley
This is an evening not to be missed.
Daisy will be on stage with her full six piece band, launching her incredible new single London’s on Fire, before she heads to New York and Nashville in October.
Edinburgh-born, half-American, hyphen-loving Daisy Chute is a folk songstress and multi-instrumentalist with a particular penchant for the banjo. Formerly of Decca’s platinum-selling classical group All Angels, she is excited to be working on her début album of original songs with producer and songwriter Tim Baxter (Andy Burrows, Editors, Nick Mulvey, Jasmine Thompson). A regular in the London music scene and an award-winning singer and songwriter having just been awarded first place in the Coffee Music Project singer-songwriter competition, Daisy has been taught and mentored by rock royalty Sir Ray Davies, featured as a vocalist on Radiohead’s latest album A Moon Shaped Pool, and even got the thumbs up from Sir Paul McCartney after a performance at the Royal Albert Hall. One of Paul Sexton’s ‘top music tips’ for 2018, Daisy’s music has been compared to Simon and Garfunkel and Joni Mitchell (BBC Radio Kent) and her voice has been described as “Exquisitely delicious. Delicate, like a gossamer-winged creature made out of spun gold.” Tony Moore (Soho Radio, The Bedford)
Born of a transatlantic relationship, James grew up in South East London listening to the folk and soul sound of 70s America and wrote his first melody at the age of four. His first guitar, acquired at the age of nine, became the tool for surviving the tumult of a nowhere place, and helped James find somewhere he felt he belonged. In his early twenties, he took off, alone once again, hitchhiking and busking through Europe from Amsterdam to Istanbul, writing songs along the way. Back in the UK, these songs became a band, but eventually James had to shed another skin, and disembarked in Nashville, Tennessee. Here he found his producer and they set about making the album which had travelled with him to his maternal homeland, where it could finally get free.
Event image courtesy of Johnny Ng. Shot at TALENTBANQ showcase at The Ned London