halfsies: WAKE UP GIGS - sunday 12 august 2018 - ace hotel, E1, 13:00 - 15:00
rob.GREEN + ONLY GIRL
We're thrilled to be pairing up with Ace Hotel Shoreditch and HOOP to bring you a taste of what Wake Up Gigs are all about - enjoying live music with an audience of all ages. We're delighted to bring back ROB.GREEN, following the incredible audience reaction he received when he supported Nick Mulvey with us in June and he will be joined by newcomer, Only Girl. The gig will take place at the Ace Hotel in their fantastic event space with skyline views of London. This is smaller than our previous venues, so tickets are limited. Tickets are £5 for parents and free for children.
Only Girl is a soulful young artist, emerging from the DIY music scene of South East London, honing her own brand of emotional, understated pop, infused with R&B & gospel melodies. Her music began to take shape after being introduced to long term collaborators Zero 7, finding a strong songwriting connection with the duo, who went on to produce many of her early singles & feature her on their own releases.
To date she has has garnered widespread support across BBC Introducing London, Spotify, BBC Radio 1 & Radio 2 (recording a live session for Dermot O Leary), BBC6 Music and online tastemakers including Fader, Clash, Mahogany & Red Bull Music and featuring on releases with Zero 7, Kultur & Kitty Cash Love the Free mixtape.
Nottingham-based singer songwriter ROB.GREEN has drawn upon the varied genres of music he grew up with – including soul, RnB, indie and rock, to inform his own distinctive sound and style.
In 2016, his self-titled ROB.GREEN EP debuted in the Top 40 of iTunes Album Chart in it's first week (and #3 in iTunes RnB Chart). He has won international critical acclaim for the innovative, continuous shot music video for Blue - the EP's debut single.
In 2016 alone, the self taught guitarist performed over 100 fixtures around the UK including; Y Not Festival, Victorious Festival, and gave an exclusive performance at the Apple Regent Street store to celebrate the EP's success as part of their #TodayatApple programme.
In 2017 Rob performed at the BBC Proms as part of Clare Teal's Swing No End Proms, which aired on BBC 6MUSIC, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Four television. He also supported Grammy Nominee Eric Bibb on the Netherlands leg of his Migration Blues Tour. This year Rob re-joins both artists on their respective tours, beginning with supporting Eric Bibb for eleven dates of his UK Tour April 2018.
BELIEF - Rob's latest single - immediately gained the attention of BBC Introducing's Dean Jackson. Receiving plays from Tom Robinson (BBC 6MUSIC) and Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1) within one week of each other.