Half Moon presents:

LCM 6th Anniversary Mini Festival

Hollie Rogers + Jacob & Drinkwater + Liv Austen + Lucy Grubb + Jasmine Rodgers + Ben Smith and Jimmy Brewer

Half Moon - Putney, London

£10 adv / £12 door
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm

We are delighted to invite you to a fantastic mini-festival to celebrate our 6th anniversary.

Held at the historic The Half Moon in Putney, the award winning London promoter and creative community Laurel Canyon Music celebrate their 6th anniversary by hosting an afternoon showcase of some of the best young UK singer-songwriters from the world of Folk, Country and Americana

Our line-up includes Liv Austen, Tobias ben Jacob and Lukas Drinkwater, Hollie Rogers, Jasmine Rodgers, Lucy Grubb plus special guests.

Fast rising UK country star Liv Austen will be hosting a songwriters round as the finale of our showcase.

We would love you to join us and help us celebrate.

The advance ticket price is £10 or £12 ‘on the door’ but if you join our new LCM membership scheme you can join us for free.

10% of the profits of the event will be donated to the new Sound Lounge project in Sutton.

https://www.laurelcanyonuk.com/lcm-store-membership

Doors: 1PM Music start at 1:30PM

Established in May 2013 London based Laurel Canyon Music is an independent co-operative music group, creative community, music promoter & event organiser, service provider and music webzine for:-

Country & Americana, Folk, Rock, Blues & Roots, Singer-Songwriter and Acoustic music plus classic music from the Laurel Canyon era from the late 60's and early 70's and music inspired by it.

LCM is at its heart a community and we believe that by working together we can make a positive difference in the world of independent music and beyond.

Line Up

Hollie Rogers is a London based singer, songwriter and guitarist with an incredibly powerful voice. Her live performances consistently receive outstanding reviews, with regular reference to the level of honesty in her lyrics and songs.

With the backing of BBC Introducing and two stunning studio albums under her belt, Hollie has supported acts like Suzanne Vega, Midge Ure, Paolo Nutini and Ralph McTell. Often playing with a full backing band or as a duo with double bass, and performing with notable candour, her live shows are not to be missed.

As of 2019, Hollie is working closely with TALENTBANQ and her music is playlisted in all Caffè Nero stores worldwide. Hollie's fan base recently came together to crowdfund a new release through Kickstarter. ‘The Body To Ground EP', produced by 4-time Grammy-nominated James McMillan, mfeatures Thomas Holder on double bass, with Mark Edwards (Katie Melua) on piano, and is available to stream now on all major streaming platforms.

Liv Austen's debut album A Moment Of Your Time was released in late 2018. She is gaining new fans by the day since since signing her record deal with London based label NUA, who were captured by her unique, country influenced pop songs and flawless live performances. You will not be surprised to hear she hails from Scandinavia, Norway to be exact - where songwriting skills seem to be in the water.

A Moment Of Your Time received rave reviews from press and fans alike, with music publication Maverick Magazine claiming that five stars were insufficient praise for this "flawless debut". Her latest single Window Shopping has been playlisted on Spotify's own Very Nearly Nashvilleplaylist. She was also featured on Amazon Music'sCountry Right NowandBest Country of 2018 playlists. But her music goes beyond country, she has shown herself to have "the pop sensibilities to cross over to the widest possible audience" (Paul Sexton, Radio 2).

“Songwriting of the highest order, Lucy has managed to make Country feel like pop.” - Gary Standley, BBC Music Introducing in Norfolk

Lucy Grubb is a singer/songwriter from Norwich blending modern Americana with Country undertones.

Inspired by the likes of Johnny Cash, Lucy's understated guitar rhythms and Country trilled vocal melodies hark back to tried and tested traditional Country song writing, expressing grief, sorrow and heartbreak. Although lacking life experience, Lucy takes her own emotional turmoil and communicates it through gripping lyrical content and storytelling. “One cannot help but wonder where some of those lyrics are coming from, she’s obviously another ‘old soul’ with a huge talent for expressive songwriting.” - Richard Shashamane

With nods to songwriter Paul Simon, Lucy focuses on writing about the truth in a way that sets her apart from other songwriters. Like Simon, Lucy often likes to add a spin to the tone of her lyrics, sometimes witty or sarcastic to enhance the storytelling experience. Ultimately what makes her songs stand out is the ability to take them and create meaning unique to the individual. In 2014 Lucy made her debut appearance on BBC Introducing in Norfolk, followed by a performance at Open for BBC Radio 1’s Academy in conjunction with BBC Introducing in 2016. Later that year, Lucy supported folk singer/songwriter Lucy Rose at Norwich Arts Centre for Norwich Sound & Vision.

In 2017, Lucy went on to play a host of UK festivals including Glastonbury, Red Rooster and Latitude, and recorded her debut EP.

Accompanied by a sold out show in Norwich, Lucy released her debut EP '18 Miles' in November 2017, winning 'Best UK EP of the Year' and being named 'One to Watch' by Country website Belles and Gals. "Listening to Lucy, you really get the feeling that this is an artist who is doing it her way – it’s country, with a touch of folk, without ever feeling the need to conform 100% to either." - Nick Cantwell

In April 2018 Lucy won 'The Bury Songwriter's Competition 2018' for her track '18 Miles' and released a Music Video. Lucy spent the summer playing shows across the UK, including performing at Countryfile Live for BBC Introducing, a stage line up curated by Bob Harris and featured headline British Country duo The Shires.

After a busy summer, Lucy went on to record her second EP, which was released on October 31st. Lucy celebrated with a packed out show at Norwich Arts Centre. "There was quite a buzz about this gig and the NAC was just about full with a great, mixed crowd and terrific atmosphere. If I had to describe the gig in just one word it would be 'Triumphant'." - Outline Magazine.

"For a young lady from the Flatlands of East Anglia she sure can write and sing a Hill Country Song worthy of Allison Krauss or even Emmylou Harris." - Rocking Magpie

"Every song on the EP contains wonderful vocals, beautiful guitar playing and storytelling so riveting, it's very hard to pull yourself away from the music." - Maverick Magazine

Ben Smith and Jimmy Brewer met in 2015 when they were both supporting Joan Armatrading on her first solo tour. They started writing together and their first duo gig saw them opening for Joan in front of a thousand-strong audience in Blackpool.

They have been performing together regularly since then, playing at St Pancras Old Church, The Kimpton Folk Festival, The Secret Garden Party and opening for Tommy Emmanuel at the Milton Keynes International Festival. They were chosen to showcase at The Americana Music Association UK 2017 in London where they were selected to perform in a songwriting panel in front of Beth Neilsen Chapman, Angaleena Presley, Graham Gouldman of 10CC.

Their biggest achievement to date was being chosen to play an official showcase at AmericanaFest 2017 in Nashville. They performed at five official events in venues including Alley Taps, The Decker and Dyer Restaurant and Bar, The Groove and The Country. They played in front of audiences comprising industry professionals such as AMA President Jed Hilly, artist and producer Gail Davies and AMA UK Chair Stevie Freeman.

They also secured a slot performing at the iconic Bluebird Cafe, recorded with local producer Thomm Jutz and held several meetings with publicists, PR agents, managers and record company executives.

Since their return to the UK, they have supported Ralph McTell at the London Palladium and the Cambridge Corn Exchange. They have also performed at the Llyn Acoustic Festival, headlined at the Cambridge Junction, supported Graham Gouldman at The Stables and played at a private function for Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention.

They have played many shows, including Cambridge City Roots, Ireby Festival, Maverick Festival, Cambridge Big Weekend and Folk on the Dock. They have also performed at venues such as The Union Chapel, the Slaughtered Lamb and the Green Note.

In April 2017 they recorded three songs for Bob Harris’s ‘Under the Apple Tree’ sessions which has attracted over 26,000 views.

In january 2018 they are recording their debut album, and will be undertaking a tour and press campaign in support of it before the summer.