Coffee Music Project 2018

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Last Show: Monday 21 st May 2018

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The evening will be headlined by The Coffee Music Project (London) 2018 singer/songwriter competition winner Daisy Chute with support from the finalists James Riley and Hollie Rodgers. It will also feature guest acts: Ruby Confue (London winner 2017) who won last year with her winning London song 'This City'.
All ticket sales from this evening will go to Project Waterfall Charity Helping to bring clean drinking water and sanitation to Coffee growing regions in Africa.

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Daisy Chute won The Coffee Music Project London 2018 competition on April 18th. Out of 100s of top quality singer/songwriters who applied and judged by a panel which included the likes of Errol Reid (China Black), Grammy Nominee John Themis (world renowned guitarist, hit songwriter MD for Boy George / culture club), Tony Moore (Ex band member of Cutting Crew & Iron Maiden) and more. Daisy came out on top with her song written especially for the competition 'London’s On Fire'. 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 gro¬up 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).  Also 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 “Exquis¬itely delicious. Delicate, like a gossam¬er-winged creature made out of spun gold¬." Tony Moore (Soho Radio, The Bedford)

Distinctive, soulful, and brimming with ethereal vitality, James Riley treads a fine line between pop songcraft, cinematic storytelling, and a disarmingly candid folk voice. Half-American and raised in London, James recently returned from 2 years in Nashville, where he recorded his debut album ‘Transatlantica’ with Grammy-winning producer Matthew Odmark. Last year James released the single “Lightning Strikes” from his new record, a murder ballad with a video shot in a haunted house days before it was demolished. This year James plans to release 2 new tracks ahead of his album launch, marking an exciting new chapter for this transatlantic songsmith.

Hollie Rogers is a singer, songwriter and guitarist with an incredibly powerful voice, usually playi¬ng as a duo alongside double-bassist Tho¬mas Holder. She has opened for Suzanne Vega, Midge Ure, Paolo Nutini and Ralph McTell, and has played festivals like Gla¬stonbury and Boardma¬sters with support from BBC Introducing. As of 2018, Hollie is non-exclusively represented by Talent¬banq and her music is playlisted in all Caffè Nero stores wo¬rldwide.
"A magnificent and powerful voice" -Suzanne Vega
"A sensitive and obs¬ervant songwriter" -Ralph McTell
"Songwriting reminis¬cent of Carole King & Joni Mitchell. Amazing voice" -Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)

The Coffee Music Project Singer Songwriter Competition started in February London 2015; New York Sept 2015 and will be extended to Los Angeles November 2018 & Cape Town. The competition initiative is funded by Jeff Young, CEO of Allegra Foundation, who set up the independent "Project Waterfall" Charity in 2011 and the World's most popular Coffee Festival "The London Coffee Festival" where 50% of all profits go to the Charity, which has now help 1000s of people in Coffee growing regions to have clean drinking water and sanitation. The intention of the competition , is help up and coming independent singer songwriters, whilst giving PR continuity to the charity.

The winner of the competition, gets a cash prize, free recording and remixing of their winning song, a headline showcase in London, also a trip to New York to perform in "The New York Coffee Festival" in October.
Last year's winner Ruby Confue, has performed in the New York Coffee Festival 2017 and will be guest act for this year's winner and has been a worthy ambassador of the competition and charity
So buy a ticket and come out and support the winner of CMP LONDON 2018, whoever that maybe, whilst knowing 100% of your ticket purchase price, will go to the Project Waterfall Charity.

Katy Hurt spent 2017 perf¬orming at 100+ shows since the launch of her EP “Pieces of Me”, impressing fans by combining the honest lyrical content of country with the riffs and raucous vocals of southern rock.
BBC Radio 2’s Paul Sexton described Katy as:
“One of the most exciting prospects on the burgeoning co¬untry scene”, saying “Hurt's confident, distinctive EP is the latest evidence of a career that's alr¬eady produced an iTu¬nes Country No.1 in 'Love You More”, Sh¬e’s a vivacious and magnetic performer…C¬heck her out whilst you can still get to the front row”.
Now in 2018, more Doors are opening to welcome in this dynamite country artist. Seeing and hearing her live is certainly a must!

7.45pm James Riley
8.15pm Hollie Rodger
8.45pm Ruby Confue
9.15pm Katy Hurt 
10.00pm Daisy Chute