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The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Wednesday 16th May 2018

Headline Act: Sarah Tonin

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Sarah Tonin are an alternative rock band from south east England who are on a musical quest of discovery and self exploration. They indulge in psychedelic and progressive rock with infectious material and fresh hooks, with improvisation and funk an integral aspect of the sound. The music fuses these styles and transcends into an unheard and exciting new sound with songs for a new era.

Front man of the group, Chris Parris, brings together influences from psychedelia and space rock, giving funk driven grooves a darker edge. With lyrics exploring topics of the human condition and the mysteries and surrealness of the universe, the arrangements of the songs often take the listeners to wonderful and unexpected places.

Parris and Marcus Chapman are the creative driving force behind the band, recording and producing their debut album 'Spinning Chaos'. Chapman has been playing piano most of his life and is an experienced music producer. He crafts magical sounds bringing out different colours in various sections of their songs. He has mean organ tones, beautiful piano parts and his hypnotic, progressive synth solos leave audiences breathless.

The band's killer rhythm section is incredibly talented and versatile Jez Palmer on drums and Bouncy Piper on the bass who has an amazing natural talent for plucking, slapping and laying down a solid groove. Their immense, jaw dropping sound gets the crowd moving every time at festival stages and venues across the south. Sarah Tonin are currently working on new material for their second studio album and are psyched about the future ahead, having already performed at the spring Equinox at Stonehenge on 19th March 2018, as well as confirmed slots at Small World, Live on BBC Radio Kent, Summer Stonehenge Free Festival, Sol Party and Green Gathering for this year. After performing to nearly 2000 people at last years Local & Live in Calverley Park and putting on a tremendous show the band are certainly ready for larger audiences.

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Laura Lamn

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Laura Lamn is a rapper and vocalist, with roots in Kent, who flowered out of South East’s London urban landscape. Collaborating with producers in the UK and America; her sound is diverse, with tracks spanning genres- from hip hop to hip house to EDM. Her tracks have been spun on BBC Radio 1 introducing and BBC 6 Music. 

“Absolutely mesmerising” -- Ally McCrae (BBC Radio 1)

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Ellie Wade

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I am a budding singer-songwriter from Tunbridge Wells with a great love for music of all genres. My music is predominantly acoustic, with a few folky elements thrown in here and there!  

When I was 14, I asked for (and received) a guitar for Christmas. I started teaching myself on Boxing Day that year!! I must admit, writing music started off as a very personal sideline for me; a way to express emotions; I never felt the need to show anyone what I'd written.  

Now I look forward to showing the public my music and knowing that they enjoy it, and even relate to it. Music has always been one of my greatest passions and, as I'm sure for many others, it's something that will always be a part of my life.  

My main inspirations are Adele, Gabrielle Aplin, Passenger, Bob Dylan, Kate Nash and many more singer songwriters! 

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(TBC) Artist

To be confirmed.