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The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Sunday 9th November 2014

Headline Act: Searching For Pie

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Timing is everything and Searching For Pie is fast on the path to success. Undoubtedly, comparisons will be made spanning an array of genres from the Beatles to The Doors, but what Searching for Pie have created is a flawless conglomeration of sound that until now has yet to be heard. The debut album ‘Into The World’  was written and produced by the Frost brothers, Neil and Gary. Hashing with Carl, Ed, and Jez in 2012 they starting their live performances, playing numerous festivals and venues throughout London and the South East. Their edgy, rock-driven live sound has brought them a rapidly growing fan base and much critical acclaim.

2013 witnessed Searching for Pie performing as main support for nineties Britpop trio ‘Dodgy’ as part of their 3x1 Tour 2013. They are currently writing new tracks for their follow-up album due for release in the autumn.

Don’t miss this band!

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Funke & The Two Tone Baby

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Funke and the Two Tone Baby is a one man sonic explosion. Uncategorized and uncharted. Jammed halfway between frenzied alt-blues and metronomic dance beats. Combining guitar and harmonica with beatboxing and effects that seamlessly collide the organic with the mechanical to create a fresh sound of unstoppable rhythm and unrelenting melody.

Beyond the double microphones and trademark trilby is Dan Turnbull, a multi-instrumental battery spinning musical plates. A powerhouse to the ears and a blur to the eyes who smashes stage, festival and string after string whilst sweeping up audiences and dropping jaws from Boomtown Fair to Kendal Calling and Secret Garden Party to Convoi de Fete (NL).

Underpinning performances is ‘Balance’, released summer 2015 and heralded as ‘a masterpiece of an album’ by Louder Than War. Balance is a record that mixes musical mastery with an unhinged romp and a tour de force of powerful songwriting, heavy production and a ‘superb collection of musical vignettes’ (R2 Magazine). You’ll hear a full band before you see one man behind a wall of sound, so move your feet and dance off your face.

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Andy Twyman

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When Andy released the first ever naked Christmas music video it hit the national headlines, leading The Mirror newspaper to ask “Is this the best Christmas music video ever?” With the topics of his songs ranging from pandas to Luxembourg via Pot Noodle, Andy Twyman blends blues with humour and rock and roll to titillate your ears, mind and toes. Having already performed at Glastonbury Festival, on BBC Radio, and on Channel 4, Andy’s reputation is growing as a highly original emerging artist.

Andy first took to the stage aged 12 in pubs and clubs, with his guitar, voice and harmonica, often jamming with local musicians including Rory Graham (aka Rag and Bone Man). Before hitting 18, he had gigged as a solo act in top London venues including The Jazz Café and 100 Club. Driven to create a distinctive and exciting act, Andy learnt to play foot operated drums, giving his songs a beat to get people on their feet. Drawing on influences as diverse as Muddy Waters, Monty Python, the White Stripes and Noel Fielding he developed a one man band show. In recent years Andy has brought this show to Spain, the Netherlands and France, has performed twice on BBC Radio and on London’s Resonance 104.4FM, and has had articles written about his music in The Sun, the Mirror, and The Daily Mail newspapers. On Christmas Eve 2015, Andy's Christmas music video, 'A Naked Noel', was broadcast on Channel 4, and in 2017 Andy was interviewed on the London Live TV station to discuss his festival appearances and new live album release. When the summer arrives, Andy performs at festivals all over the country inducing laughter and dancing amongst the drunk and disorderly. He has performed at many of the biggest and best UK music festivals including Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, Standon Calling, and Green Gathering.  


"The master of the one man band...a first class musician and songwriter"

Blues in Britain Magazine

"The audience realised they were in the presence of a real entertainer, a provider of a refreshing blast of new blues"

Blues Matters Magazine

“His guitar sounds either stoic like John Lee Hooker or grooves like Bo Diddley”
Wasser-Prawda (Germany)

"A one man band with edge...an excellent, versatile, contemporary singer songwriter that gives the blues a new take with humour"
Lancashire Blues Archive

"The audience were enthralled and entertained"

The Hastings Flyer


(photo credit: Laura Wispells)

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Peter Mercer

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Peter Mercer is an 18 year old singer-songwriter from Tunbridge Wells. Despite his young age he has already attracted a lot of industry attention including that of Mike Rosenberg (aka Passenger) and up and coming band New City Kings. Furthermore, he has been put on the same bill as artists such as Scouting For Girls, Rebecca Ferguson and The Hoosiers. His music contains elements from a wide range of genres including folk, pop and rock, but it is all performed acoustically with a loop pedal. He takes inspiration from a huge variety of songwriters but is particularly inspired by Ed Sheeran, Tom Fletcher (McFly) and Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) and takes lyrical inspiration from artists of all genres, from Macklemore to James Bay. He released his debut EP which was featured nationally on BBC Introducing and is working towards his debut album “Wake Me Up”

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