£6 adv | £8 otd | Doors 7.30pm | 18+ | at Surya, 156 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JL
The Jonny Walker Band are back in London headlining an intimate evening of music at one of the capital’s premier music venues. With spectacular support from ‘Indie, Funk, Ska mix masters’ Roger The Mascot, the next big thing in the world of indie rock ‘n’ roll and Cri De Velours another top act from the LMC stable it promises to be a memorable evening…
Jonny has been working with internationally renowned composer Peter Byrom-Smith to develop his alternative folk/pop songs and has assembled an exceptionally talented band to come along for the ride. With the phenomenal Tom Coxhead on keyboard who studied Music at Leeds University alongside the aptly named Tim Hearson on bass, the band also features soulful backing vocals from Abbe Smith and the creative grooving of Jon Hunt on the drums, a veteran of Leeds College of Music.
2013 has seen Jonny Walker, singer songwriter, street culture activist and Britain’s best-known busker form a band swapping street for stage for a series of spectacular indoor gigs.
Passionate about keeping public spaces open to the arts; Liverpool-born Jonny has dedicated a decade to delivering his soulful folk ballads on the streets of over one hundred towns and cities throughout the UK and Europe.
Jonny’s rich vocals, sensitive guitar playing (having been taught by the highly-acclaimed guitar master Jon Gomm) and hauntingly beautiful songs have captivated his ever-growing fan base, who have, in turn, propelled him into a Youtube sensation, with his songs receiving thousands of plays and his Facebook posts seen by millions.
Jonny has been featured on BBC and ITV news, the Guardian and extensive local publications, for his on-going campaign to overturn restrictive council policies that place burdens on buskers and damage our shared culture of street performance. His debut EP ‘This Is Not Me,’ has been met with sparkling reviews that reflect both his music and the man himself…
“Heartfelt, unpretentious and utterly charming”… Rocksucker
Jonny has been described as a heady mix of Dylan, Neil Young and the enigmatic Leonard Cohen. He is a natural storyteller with lyrics that challenge the depths.
.“ A modern day Ralph McTell as his ability to tell a story with conscience” … Liverpool Sound and Vision
His much awaited debut album is due for release later this year. Jonny will be performing several tracks from his new album at his forthcoming gigs.
Cri De Velours www.facebook.com/
Since bursting onto the scene six months ago, Cri De Velours, who hail from Stoke-on-Trent, have been signed to a record label, and their début single Oak Door has been met with rave reviews.
Lead-singer Stefan Smith’s lyrics are reminiscent of the informal chronicler Dylan. Impressive vocals, punctuated by a hard hitting range – take you on a buckle-up journey through a landscape of life experiences…poignant emotions, with an upbeat delivery.
Under the umbrella of folk/rock, six strings and a beat; builds to foot-stomping and catchy tunes, which have you singing along merrily to the highs and lows of life. The complex nuances of relationships – captured with a gritty determination to roll with the punches… Jangly guitar riffs, clear vocals and melodic harmonies weave a powerful hook.
Roger The Mascot www.facebook.com/
Roger The Mascot, a four piece energetic indie band from Nottinghamshire. Formed in January of 2012 by four dedicated musicians with the desire to create their own brand of authentic and catchy indie music.