Joseph Bell 7:30PM
Having gigged locally since the age of fifteen in and around Shropshire, Joseph Bell is a singer-songwriter now based in London. Bell blends a range of influences together to create a unique sound, from indie-rock and singer-songwriter to modern R&B and electronic music. He released his single ‘Bangkok’ as Coryndon Bell in October 2017, described by listenwithmonger blog as ‘a sub-three minute slice of indie-acoustica in the vein of Bon Iver or Badly Drawn Boy with a fragile beauty in its simplicity that is hard not to fall in love with.’
Bell also received BBC introducing play for his 2015 EP under the name Joe Bell, with DJ Jolon Kemp-Walker praising his song Lightspeed and stating he instantly ‘fell in love’ with it.
Since then, Joseph has been gradually building his online fanbase, performing across London and developing his producing and writing skills. Recently, Bell finished 3rd in the Loco Music singer-songwriter competition and has played at established venues across London such as the Fiddler’s Elbow, Apples and Pears Bar and the Half-Moon in Putney.
Thee & E 8:30PM
Thee & E, are a songwriting duo, formed in the summer of 2017. Their take on the singer-songwriter thing spirals out of a love of jazz, classical and folk music, from Bach to Gershwin, Paco de Lucia to Bob Dylan, Ella Fitzgerald and back again. Tom is a jack of all trades, a failed jazz pianist taken to the guitar and Evie is a classical singer who never practiced her scales and decided she preferred singing folk songs instead. They draw on these failures to bring you a rather lovely melting pot of sounds and stories from every part of the western music map. You’ll hear exciting guitar solos, extravagant vocal extrapolations and every dynamic marking in the book, from near silent, dark folk ballads to rousing, roof-raising choruses, belted through soprano lungs. Evie and Tom are formidable live performers and you should expect exciting, improvised interplay between vocal and guitar and many a story from these young troubadours.
“A melting pot of sounds that have been expertly forged through live performance” Rock Society Magazine
“After a concert with Me, Thee & E the listener will feel like they have made such a secret discovery. They manage to connect with the listener on a profound level” Lancashire Life Magazine
Thea Hopkins 9:30PM
Thea has been described as “k.d. lang meets Leonard Cohen” by a former Bob Dylan tour manager and a”standout” by the Washington Post. Fatea described her performance at the Atkinson as “superb.”