New gig announcement – Avec Sans to play Wake Up Gigs
Wake Up Gigs returns for its third show and honoured to have the brilliant Avec Sans playing a very special show for us on Sunday 13 August – ahead of their full UK tour later in the year.
Wake Up Gigs showcases new artists for parents and their families to enjoy live music in a relaxed atmosphere, a parent friendly venue and at parent friendly times. ALL AGES WELCOME!
Baby friendly stuff: buggy space, soft play area, lifts, baby changing facilities
Parent friendly stuff: friendly people, licensed bar, Pizza East lunch available
Avec Sans are Alice Fox and Jack St James, from Manchester and Trinidad respectively, now living in London, UK. They make dreamy electronic pop music.
Signed to U.S. label Beverly Martel, Avec Sans’ single releases have achieved national radio play and media acclaim and their debut album ‘Heartbreak Hi’ charted in the top 50 on iTunes.
Avec Sans started performing live in 2014 and quickly gained recognition for their energetic shows. Aiming to break down the walls of electronic laptop performances, Jack hacked his Novation launch pad to display a light show and uses three of them in tandem tilted towards the audience. He’s filmed performances using 19 launch pads simultaneously and has worked with Novation to demo and launch new products online.
Avec Sans supported Ladyhawke on her 2016 UK tour and have played alongside acts such as Little Boots, Capital Cities, Bright Light Bright Light and The Pet Shop Boys. They’ve played live for BBC Introducing and at events such as SXSW, Cannes Lions, Canadian Music Week, CMJ New York, The Great Escape, Kendal Calling, Bingley Music Live, Butlin’s Weekender (Electric Dreams for Vintage TV) and various other European events
“Avec Sans, have been tipped as ones-to-watch for 2017 and are currently tearing up the festival circuits in the UK & Europe” – The Express –
“The Times ‘Marvellously bittersweet electro-pop” – The Times –
“More interesting production touches and melodic hooks than most bands can muster in a career. – The Guardian –