Three of the hottest independent artists in the UK

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Last Show: Wednesday 23 rd January 2019

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

TALENTBANQ presents Johanna Von Sicard (soul), Eddy Smith & The 507 (blues) and Katy Hurt (country) plus a few surprises on the night. Please come ready to party. TALENTBANQ are celebrating a huge year in 2018. All are invited.

Johanna Von Sicard

Johanna is a 19-year-old Swedish pop soul artist who recently moved to London to study at BIMM. Johanna is bound to move you with her gritty, yet silky, soulful voice.


Eddy Smith & The 507

Best of British: Critic's Choice Award winners, Eddy Smith & The 507 kicked off 2018 with their debut US tour, from Denver CO to Austin TX, where they played during the SXSW music festival. The 5-piece recently played their biggest show to date, supporting The Milk at a sold out Islington Assembly Hall, where they performed for over 800 people. 

?The London-based Country Soul & Blues band, who's lead vocalist has been compared to the likes of Joe Cocker, Don Henley and Ray Lamontagne, will be releasing their debut album later this year after a successful Crowd-Funding campaign. The record is being produced by industry veteran, Stacy Parrish who has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Randy Newman and has a Grammy award for his work on the Krauss / Plant Collaboration album, Raising Sand.

"The Soul in Eddy's voice is where I want music to be at" - Huey Morgan, BBC6 Music


Katy Hurt 

American culture is stamped on Katy's soul from a childhood living there before moving to England to share her love of Nashville sounds. Katy spent 2017 performing at 100+ shows, including the Great Escape Festival and C2C Festival at the O2 arena. Her single "Love You More" was Number 1 on the iTunes Country Charts and she has recorded in very notable studios such as Metropolis, Abbey Road, Sun Studios and Monnow Valley. She recently completed her first headline tour of the UK in November of 2017. BBC Radio 2’s Paul Sexton described Katy as “One of the most exciting prospects on the burgeoning country scene”, saying “Hurt's confident, distinctive EP is the latest evidence of a career that's already produced an iTunes UK Country No. 1 in 'Love You More,' among other successes”. 

https://www.katyhurt.com/  https://www.instagram.com/katy_hurt/