28th March 2012 Artist Profile »
PRS for Music and Club Fandango present é─˛Almost Famousé─˘ on Wednesday 28th MArch, a night showcasing the best new acts in the music...
THE TENFIVESIXTY- 9:45pm
The Tenfivesixty consist of Rik Hornby and Jen Bailey, a duo who share a love of lost romanticism, soundtracks, é─˛60s girl groups, é─˛80s hooks, good footwear and the darker side of classic British guitar pop, and who honed their craft touring America in a mini and on a budget of thruppence. Back in Blighty they were joined by drummer Seb Sternberg and the end result is sultry, fragile and not averse to the off smokily manic moodswing which sees them squeeze in between Mazzy Star and The Pretenders.
The Reads are from North Wales and Chester, and specialise in expansive, spaced out, electronic, folk rock. Several years of writing, recording and performing together culminated in the release of their debut album é─˛Stories From the Borderé─˘ in 2011. The album, features a number of string and brass arrangments by composer Joe Duddell (Elbow, James), was produced by Jim Spencer (The Charlatans, Jonny Marr, New Order). The album has been played by Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Wales BBC Radio Merseyside, XFM and Amazing Radio. Stories From the Borderé─˘ was awarded Alternative Album of the Year at the Ladylake Music Awards (USA) and The Reads were named as Shakenstir Onlineé─˘s New UK Band of the Year 2011. The success of their debut album has enabled The Reads to sign their first publishing deal with London based music publishers ASongs, home of Fatboy Slim and Stereo MCs.
BIANCA GERALD- 8:15pm
Bianca Gerald comes with a combined figure of over 200,000 YouTube plays and rising, a singer-songwriter who is no stranger to the music scene. Bianca had underground hits such as é─˛Come On Over & In Your Eyesé─˘, both produced by Baselineé─˘s leading producer TS7. Biancaé─˘s songs have been played on shows BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra and Kiss FM, championed by Ras Kwame, DJ Q & DJ EZ.
MARY LEAY - 7:30pm
Mary Leay was once described as sounding like the product of an é─˛extra marital affair between Joni Mitchell and Robert Planté─˘. She releases her debut album recorded at Steve Winwoodé─˘s studios in Gloucestershire. The UK singer/songwriter has already featured on the soundtracks of several recent acclaimed films including 'Heartless' and é─˛Forget Me Noté─˘ and attracted high praise from the likes of DJ Kevin Greening, The Guardian, Get Rhythm magazine and TNT.