Success Express Presents:

Naomi Banks + Ophelia Ray, Broken Biscuit Company

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Last Show: Wednesday 14 th September 2022

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Success Express continues to introduce exciting new independent artists to new audiences at PizzaExpress Live. September’s showcase at PizzaExpress Holborn is headlined by exciting and original UK vocalist and songwriter Naomi Banks plus special guests Ophelia Ray and Broken Biscuit Company. 

Naomi Banks

An artist with boundless depth and fearless devotion, Naomi Banks is a vibrant new talent defined only by her lust for creative freedom.

The UK vocalist and songwriter emerged in 2019, after a number of appearances on stage singing for the likes of Laura Mvula and Lianne La Havas, and collaborating on a studio project with Keane. Inspired early on by studying everything from Jazz, electronica, R&B and soul, her career so far is less defined by any one genre as she firmly finds her lane in the alt pop arena.

Naomi found early success with debut single ‘Enough’, going straight onto the playlist at BBC Radio 1, and now counts Clara Amfo, Ricky Melvin & Charlie and Jack Saunders among her key supporters. Since then she’s earned praise for her impressive vocal range and rich musical pallet from the likes of gal-dem, Complex, Reprezent, BBC Radio 1Xtra, Notion, Clash, The Line of Best Fit, Gay Times and The Independent.

Resisting the bounds of genre, Naomi finds inspiration in freedom and experimentation in all aspects of life. From living in communal warehouse spaces and river barges always on the move, to her wide array of musical collaborators from chart topping Bafta winner Gareth Malone to other rising artists like Lauren Faith, she also regularly expresses her open sexuality through her music. Her recent Pride Month single ‘I Don’t Mind’ explores polyamorous relationships, whilst the standout 2020 single ‘Closer’ and first taste of new mixtape ‘Waiting’ both delve into her individual perspective on love and lust.

No sooner than establishing her sound on the debut EP ‘Meeting Again’ in 2021, she began redefining herself through a broader mixtape project. With every new release, Naomi Banks is becoming more and more difficult to pigeonhole, and even more difficult to ignore.

Ophelia Ray

London based singer-songwriter Ophelia Ray combines sultry, ethereal qualities, and bold and thoughtful songwriting, underpinned by her powerful operatic prowess.  

"Serious Stevie Nicks vibes!"- Wyatt Wendells, Planet Rock Radio

"You can see why they’ve been compared to Fleetwood Mac, Siouxie Sioux and Patti Smith. This is brilliant composition, beautifully sung."- BBC Introducing 

Broken Biscuit Company

Exciting and original singer songwriter Broken Biscuit Company weaves soulful tapestry of songs through upright bass, weaving melodic and percussive techniques. His thoughtful songwriting and relatable lyrics are instantly approachable. 

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