halfsies: WAKE UP GIGS - sunday 21 APRIL 2019 - ace hotel, E1 - double show

12:30 - 14:30 + 15:00 - 17:00


We're thrilled to be pairing up with Ace Hotel Shoreditch to bring you a taste of what Wake Up Gigs are all about - enjoying live music with an audience of all ages.

Wake Up Gigs showcase new artists for parents to enjoy the best live bands and artists and the gig experience with their families.

After three sold out shows at Ace Hotel, we are going to run our first ever “double show” in April. This will allow us to let many more of you come along and see what we’re all about. Both shows will be identical, with the superb Chloe Foy and Dédé, playing sets in each show. The first show will run 12:30-14:30, with the second show kicking off 15:00-17:00.

Child friendly stuff: buggy parking space, soft play area, colouring in classic album covers, balloons, glitter painting, fully stocked baby changing facilities

Parent friendly stuff: amazing live music, friendly people, licensed bar, food available, easily accessible venue with lifts

Our Ace Hotel shows are the mini version of what a full Wake Up Gig would entail but feedback from parents is that they really enjoy the calm vibes and stunning views from the venue and the live music is the perfect accompaniment on a Sunday afternoon. 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 £7 for parents and free for children.


Chloe Foy

Chloe Foy writes a brand of melodic, homegrown music, bursting with colourful lyrical and textural inflections evocative of much of the music she loves. Taking inspiration from classical music as much as wider transatlantic trends in folk and indie, Chloe’s songs comprise of carefully constructed arrangements that delicately compliment her cryptic lyrics.

Having performed at SXSW in Spring 2018, Chloe has captured the attention of rapidly growing UK and US audiences. With the release of her singles ‘Asylum’, ‘Flaws’, and ‘In The Middle Of The Night’, she has accumulated over 8 million plays on Spotify, as well as earning the praise and airtime of the likes of NPR Radio’s Bob Boilen and the BBC’s Steve Lamacq. She has just been named a 2019 BBC Introducing “One To Watch” by Radio 3’s Late Junction.


Petite, energetic, musical wonder; who is cleverly mixing up indie accents, deep lyrics, heavy drum beats and catchy pop melodies. Dédé’s first single - Calling the Clock - was released featuring Alan Wilder (Depeche Mode) at the end of 2016. Since then she has secured a feature on the many sounds of Depeche Mode album in 2018 in Latin America and has been building on her live shows, performing for Sofar Sounds, London Live, The Ned and Box Park.