Live Playlist Unsigned Sessions

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

‘Unsigned Sessions’ at PizzaExpress 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! 

February 2020 - Ellie Harris - Luna Blue - Eleonora Damizia - Aiko

March 2020 -  Helene Greenwood - Sammy Clay - Maya Kally - NNENNA KING

June 2020 - Mauvey - Steo Wall - Fraser Anderson

 

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24th February 2020 Line-Up:

Luna Blue

Luna Blue, an Indie-rock band from Brighton, UK. After the wake of releasing their hit single 'Tropical' in early 2019, Luna Blue set out to make their mark in the UK music scene. After graduating from the university of Chichester in 2017 (where Luna Blue began)

Tom, Ryan, Seb & Nick then moved to Brighton to break through into the live music scene.

Having played live sets on BBC Kent and BBC Introducing The South in 2017 and 2018 along with performing along side a 30 piece orchestra (with music arranged for the band by bassist Nick Davie) in both 2016 and 2017, Luna Blue have continued to play numerous sold out shows and write bigger tunes while working very closely with Music Producers Guild Breakthrough Producer of the Year Award nominated Matthew Parisi.

Ellie Harris

ELLIE HARRIS is a self taught jazz/pop singer-songwriter from London. She began composing music at age 9 developing a powerful voice with range and depth far beyond her years. Her jazzy tones cross different genres producing an original and unique sound. After graduating the BRIT school after 4 years, she is taking her sounds to new levels.

Accompanying her are 4 Nu Jazz artists from London. This talented group of musicians formed at Trinity University regularly gigging around London. Their sync and impressive tightness as a band guaranties vibrance and great appreciation for the complexity of their work.

Eleonora Damizia

Eleonora Damizia is a true artistic talent and her vibrant personality has graced some of the most famous live music venues in the Uk– from the grandeur of The Royal Albert Hall to the landmark theatre of the Butterworth Hall, in the Warwick Arts centre and to prestigious jazz clubs and members clubs in London.

Eleonora is a multilingual singer with a sophisticated and sultry voice and an exceptional songwriter too .She will take you through an emotional musical journey, performing her originals and some of her favourite songs, both in English and Italian. She has released five singles and she is going to release new exciting music with music videos in March 2020.

Aiko

Aiko is a singer songwriter with a soft voice and very energetic performance. In August 2018 she released her debut EP, called "Aiko", with lyrics about solitude and love and an ambient vibe. She played at many festivals, such as Sziget, Waves Vienna or Sofar sounds Budapest and Sofar Sounds Newcastle. She was an opening act for Princess Chelsea or Tamino. She's now based in London, actively gigging and producing new music. Album "Expiration Date" will be out early 2020.

30th March 2020 Line-Up:

Maya Kally 

Maya Kally is a passionate singer-songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist with jazz, indie and experimental influence. Her distinct style encompasses political injustice, lust, and topics less spoken about within society. Maya has worked with supporting artists including multi award winning pianist Bill Laurance, and award winning musician Matthew Bourne, as well as performing at Manchester Jazz Festival, Wigan Jazz Festival, Leeds Jazz Festival and many more. Her debut single, Another Time has been played on Alan Raws BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio. Her single Another Time has introduced Maya Kally as a 'Fantastic new talent!'. Maya has been awarded funding from PRS Foundation, Festival Republic and ReBalance, which contributed to the anticipated creation of her latest single: 'We're Waiting'.

'Beautiful moments on this delightful creation' - Jazz FM  {We're Waiting}

Helene Greenwood

Helene Greenwood has performed extensively on the London scene, including the Union Chapel with performers such as Martyn Barker and  (Goldfrapp) and Arnulf Lindner. She has released two albums Collectable You (2013 produced by Calum McColl)) and Exquisitely Hopeless (2016, Alex Reeves Drums, Bat for Lashes).

This is a night to look forward and to look back.   She will perform songs form these albums as well as new songs from her latest project called Tenderness. Her vocals are haunted by the vintage sounds of torch singers, like Nina Simone and Mitski. It is music that is propelled by melodies that plays with a mix of alternative pop, jazz and folk. With the band there are moments of release and mystery, always returning to the life form of the song.

29th June 2020 Line-Up:

Mauvey

Highly energized emotional wreck on stage. Mauvey breathes only to perform live with the sole aim to change our human experience on earth - fighting for equality both on stage and as soon as he jumps off. ‘My mission is to distribute LOVE, and there is no better way to do that than through music.’
Blend Indie-Alternative, Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Folk, Rock, Afro-Beat, and Electro Synth Pop… and you get most of Mauvey.

Steo Wall

Not everybody can boast such collaborators as Luka Bloom, Damien Dempsey and Davey Spillane on there debut album but when you meet Steo Wall for the first time you quickly understand why such great musicians wanted to get involved with ‘Where I’m From’ – Steo’s debut album. A sound bloke, quick to laugh with a rich Dublin accent and the wit to go with it; Steo's debut album boasts eleven heartfelt biographical tracks that radio dj’s will lap up. Damien Dempsey calls Steo’s work ‘Irish soul music' and was quick to ask Steo to be his warm up act on a recent nationwide tour. Damien accompanies Steo on the first track to be released from the album ‘What’s wrong with the world Ma’.

Fraser Anderson

Fraser Anderson is back! Launching 2020 with 'Sankalpa' his 5th studio album. Still a troubadour, Fraser takes to the stage as if his own living room with sophisticated musical tales of human vulnerability and connection that moves folk music toward a realm cinematic in reach and vision.

With vast emotional reserves at work, Fraser is likened to Damien Rice, Nick Drake, Ray Lamontagne and John Martyn. Combining painted narratives, unique acoustic tunings, soaring harmonies with a tender falsetto, creating the most arresting and intimate performance experiences. Reminiscent of Joni Mitchel's melodic movement, Fraser’s passion for design weaves throughout his music. Audiences have described his live performances as deeply moving and uplifting, and for some “the best gig they have ever been to."