Almost Famous Showcase

PRS for Music and Club Fandango present ‘Almost Famous’ on Thursday 3rd March, a night showcasing the best new acts in the music industry.

Entry is free and based on a first come first served basis, but you must be on the guest list to attend the gig.

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Doors open: 6pm
First band on: 7pm

Line Up

Hailing from Elephant & Castle in London, 5 piece band toodar blend melodic electronica with live drums, classical guitar, soaring vocals and 2-step beats. Their sound described by BBC6 DJ Tom Robinson as ‘dense and beautiful’.  Toodar honed their sound throughout the first half of 2010 at various studios across London where they could beg, steal and borrow studio time. Much of the recent recordings took place at Goldtop Studios in Camden, where the band spent a night filming a video that would bring them to the attention of bloggers and industry alike.    They look set to be the ones to watch for the beginning of 2011. They are also plotting more music videos and demoing new songs for the beginning of 2011, as well as playing regular shows in London.

Tigers that Talked
Since forming in 2006, singer-songwriter and guitarist Jamie Williams, bassist Owain Kelly, violinist Glenna Larsen and drummer Chris Verney have been patiently and meticulously honing their sound while releasing a series of critically acclaimed singles, picking up fans in Zane Lowe, John Kennedy, and Steve Lamacq along the way.  The result of their fortitude is The Merchant, a truly special debut record. Beautiful and fragile yet uplifting and defiant, The Merchant is a collection of songs that combine the emotional depth associated with art-rock with a pop sensibility that will no doubt appeal to mainstream audiences.  Having extensively and successfully toured the UK for the past three years alongside bands such as Wild Beasts, Micah P Hinson and Broken Records, Tigers That Talked are set to make their live US debut in 2011 at SXSW.

Channel Cairo
Channel Cairo, an Anglo-French 5-piece band based in North London, are peddlers of haunting, romantic popnoir, hell-bent on reigniting the flame of giant indie. The five grew up in the English and French countryside, and are now at home in London’s King’s Cross.  Their sound has been likened to Jeff Buckley, Local Natives and Radiohead among other artists, whose writing sticks in the head and doesn’t fade away like a short-lived fashion. It was their desire to take these influences and give their music new direction that set them apart from the other acts that are trying to simply ‘play in an indie band’.  As a result, Channel Cairo have a burgeoning following of dedicated fans, a following that saw them sell out The 100 Club in London a few months ago, and have also garnered support from the Rough Trade, Laissez Faire and Young & Lost club nights.

Entry is free and based on a first come first served basis, but you must be on the guest list to attend the gig.

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