Live Playlist Unsigned Sessions

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

‘Unsigned Sessions’ at Pizza Express Live, High Holborn showcases a diverse, eclectic roster of talent. With usually four acts taking to the stage each for a 25-minute set, the night offers audiences the chance to discover new music and broaden their musical horizons. Come to see tomorrow’s biggest stars as they begin their journey to fame! 

September Show includes - Elliot Porter  - Yoji - Ishod  - Aaron Saffell 

October - Live on the Road Presents -  Yasmin Natasha - Alice Pisano  -  The Alpacas

 

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30th September 2019 Line-Up:

Elliot Porter 

'Fresh from finishing his album after a successful pledge music campaign, Elliot is touring the UK this summer previewing tracks from the upcoming release 'Lanes'. A prolific and captivating live performer, Elliot plays folk pop from the heart and lets the songs tell his story. 

“Elliot Porter’s music is beautiful with lovely Lennon and Damien Rice-esque melodies that stay with you and touch the soul”.-  Lonely Oak Radio

 

Ishod

Having played on stages such as the legendary Cornbury Festival this artist is quickly becoming renowned for his unique ability to illustrate compelling, heart wrenching and thought provoking songs. Ishods piano led composition are known for taking the audience on gripping and captivating journeys. His deep rooted truth as a singer- songwriter Is very well blended with a mature essence of poetic lyricism, soulful, backing vocals and contemporary and classical musical arrangements. Having a wide range of influences Ishod has merged many genres such as soul, authentic pop, indie and hip-hop with orchestral elements to create a signature sound.

Unit 48

Unit 48 are a Medway based funky pop band playing mainly original music that crosses a number of styles.They have recently had a line up change and re-branding.They are joined by a new saxophone player, and are producing new and exciting material. 

It all started in March 2017, ‘UNIT 48′ are an extremely groovy Kent based funk/pop band! The group have already embarked on a headline UK tour last year, gigging in Cities such as Norwich, Newcastle, Sheffield, Leicester, Glasgow and London! They are currently producing new material as well as performing in and around Kent. UNIT 48 have performed at well known London venues such as The Spice Of Life Soho, Newcross Inn, The Islington, Luna Lounge, Zigfrid von Underbelly of Hoxton as well as the Alleycat, Nambucca and The Dublin Castle in Camden. Keep an eye out, these guys are bringing something fresh to the music scene!

Yoji

Debuting the PizzaExpress Live stage is soulful pop artist Yoji.  Her self-produced single’s gained support from BBC Introducing, 6 Music & Fresh on the Net. Yoji is a singer songwriter from Suffolk ‘tipped for future chart success’ by the EastAnglian Daily Times. Accompanying herself on piano Yoji brings a captivating and intimate performance of her original songs. Yoji teamed up with Samaritans with her charity single ‘Satellite’ raising awareness and money while encouraging people to reach out in times of need. Inspired by artists such as Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder and Lauryn Hill, Yoji writes cathartically from personal experiences.

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28th October 2019 Line Up:

Yasmin Natasha 

Originally from seaside town Bournemouth, Dorset, Yasmin Natasha has been swimming through London as a folksy singer-songwriter and sax player that oozes sunshine with her engaging pop sax melodies, catchy hooks, poetic lyrics all centred around the theme of paradise and escapism in contemporary life. 

Brought up by the iconic south coast of England and having travelled the world since she was 9 years old, Yasmin's cultured lifestyle has ultimately influenced her musical direction whilst being inspired by George Ezra, Paul Simon, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Amy Winehouse and Astrud Gilberto.

Each of Yasmin's songs combine melody, poetry and contemporary hooks for an easy-listening yet infectious listen. 

Yasmin has caught the attention of BBC Introducing London, South & Berkshire who have aired each of Yasmin's singles followed up with an invitation to conduct a live performance and interview (Berkshire & South). As well as BBC Introducing, Yasmin's music has done particularly well along  the coast with independent stations, podcasts which have led to an increased fanbase. 

"When combined with her light, smooth vocals and stunning saxophone solo, you can’t help but feel right there with her" - ArtWillFall (Review) 

"Her soul driven vocals embodied her bubbly and passionate aura which set the pace of the night" - Catherine Zita Music Blog 

 

Alice Pisano 

Blessed with a uniquely warm and silky voice, Alice Pisano had one of the brightest entrances to the scene late last year with her heart-warming debut ‘Celebrate Life’. Picking up immediate support on numerous high-profile Spotify playlists as well as critical acclaim from a number of online tastemakers including Atwood Magazine, 'Celebrate Life’ - released with no label or backing - has since amassed over two million streams making her a definitive talent to watch for the year ahead. London-based, born in Italy, Alice had previously released via Instant Records her own interpretation of the Counting Crows’ single “American Girls”, receiving praise from the band themselves through social media. Alice’s singles off the freshly released Celebrate Life EP produced by Ian Barter (Izzy Bizu, Rhys Lewis, Dermott Kennedy) have picked up support from BBC Radio London, BBC Introducing, National Dutch Radio NPO Radio 2, Spotify (New Music Friday UK, Soft Pop Hits, Mellow Morning etc.) “The lyrics are too strong to ignore and the musicality compliments them in just the right way. ‘Celebrate Life’ is a song that deserves to be heard” Atwood Magazine “Alice writes wonderful songs that speak directly to people” Richard Gottehrer, songwriter and founder of The Orchard.



The Alpacas 

The Alpacas are a multi-national indie pop band from London. Their music is lyrics driven and rich in melody lines. The band started as a duo in 2011 between Romanian singer-songwriter Andrei Ionescu and Mexican guitarist Jorge Sapien, but has since evolved to a six-piece rocking band consisting of Andrei (frontman+ acoustic guitar), Adam Leaver (Electric Guitar), Misato Takeda(Keys), Yuri Shibuichi (Bass), Adrian Ortman (drums) and Juri Uchishiba (violin). Each of their songs has a story behind the lyrics and tends to be progressive in terms of instrumentation, each player adding a new melodic layer.  Recent concert highlights have been: playing at BBC MUSIC INTRODUCING LIVE, headlining GANKE Fes (Japan) and V20 London Event (a global campaign that calls to end violence against women).

BANDCAMP have recently featured their album Pictures of You saying: "The radiant pop songs from this London band pull together elements of country, classic rock and more"

Blogger Lorenzo Madrigal writes "The Alpacas is the kind of band you want to light up your lonely afternoon."

Fan and fellow artist Calista Georget describes our live show as "the most beautiful performance - like we were all suspended in space and time floating freely“