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The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Wednesday 29th November 2017

Three act show. 8pm start.

Headline Act: 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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Issey started playing the guitar and writing her own songs from the age of 12 helped on by the many internet guitar tuition sites. Then playing many local  venues in and around Tunbridge wells , through open mics to the Grey Lady.

Now aged 15 Issey has become an accomplished singer/ songwriter playing many stages in and around London. You can often see Issey perform at the famous Troubadour, The Bedford Globe in Balham and many Soho, Shoreditch and Camden venues.

Issey’s spiralling vocals have been said to have no end of scale. Her unique tone has left audiences astonished by delivery and her age.

Issey’s recent success this May 2015 was being filmed performing her song “Touch” live on the online music platform SBTV. Just after her film was released Issey has been offered and booked for Co/writing and production sessions with many industry famed writer/producers.

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Oscar Roche

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Oscar Roche is a 17 year old from Tunbridge Wells and has been playing in local pubs and venues in and around the area for the last 2 years. He has been playing the guitar since he was 12 but is looking to expand on his musicianship by teaching himself the drums and piano. He writes his own music and has recently recorded and released his first single ‘Him’ onto all streaming platforms. His influences include Jake Bugg, Bon Iver, Mac Demarco, Declan McKenna, and Blossoms.

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