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The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Sunday 18th November 2018

Headline Act: Duch jo

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Duch jo started out in early 2016, it was at an afterparty of a local gig when Duncan and Chris met and started chatting about their few mutual influences and the possibility of putting together an originals band.

After only a matter of days a drummer was found and the first jam session was arranged.

It was clear from the early stages that this was going to be a very unique sound as Duncan’s song writing,  inspired by Prince, Bob Marley and Led Zeppelin, was fresh and didn’t follow any trends.

An added flavour of Zappa, Steve Vai and Hendrix influenced guitars gave the songs another twist.

As duch jo is only a three piece, additional equipment was needed to create the full experience as it was intended , this includes bass synth for added brass and keyboard sounds, a Drum SPD for intros, triggers, sound samples and various guitar effects to give a signature sound. You will have to go and check out a full live show for yourself to understand the workflow, you’d be forgiven to think that there’s a full horn section and a keyboard player present.

Ashley joined duch jo in late 2017, an amazing drummer who immediately contributed by adding a new groove, vibe and feel to the sound.

Duch jo have played the local circuit for about a year now, appeared on regional radio and had an amazing response and feedback from anybody who had the chance to catch them perform. In 2018 they are looking forward to bring original live music to a venue near you (including a mini tour in Devon later this year)

If you like your funky chick peas, a bit of soul flavoured mashed potato and add a sprinkling of rock chilli beans served in a completely unique and original bowl.... go and check them out!

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Katy Virgoe

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Katy Virgoe is a songwriter that has always had a passion for performing, particularly with other musicians. Starting off as a solo artist she performed at small festivals and music events around the South East with her voice and a guitar, but since studying at BIMM she has found the joy in playing with other performers, giving her songs a new sound.

Katy’s music is now constantly changing from having an electronic feel to an open acoustic sound depending on the musicians she’s playing with.

An EP is currently in progress, but you can find Katy on Facebook.

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Leanie Kaleido

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Once labelled by Play Music magazine as ‘audio ganja’, Kent/Sussex-based singer-songwriter Léanie Kaleido interweaves soothing vocals and quirky lyrics with infectious melodies that will indelibly worm their way into your head and take up residence permanently.

Her unique style is mellow and wistful but slightly warped; sometimes gentle, often dark songs, peppered with tongue-in-cheek ditties about exploding breast implants, a travelling witch, Doctor Marten boots and recurring dreams.

Influences have come from a variety of paths, including the blues music played by her father (Top Topham of The Yardbirds), and from a childhood diet of Bob Dylan, Joan Armatrading, Kate Bush and Elton John, to the Stone Roses, the Cocteau Twins, Tori Amos and PJ Harvey, as well as her love of classical music, and her study of literature and philosophy that have helped shape her lyrics along the way.

Her début album, Karamelién, and the brand new follow up, Quicksands & Shadows, have both received national airplay and excellent reviews in the press.

R J Ellory, musician & international bestselling author, sums up the new album: “Quintessentially English and beautifully-constructed, these tracks invoke the very best of our homegrown singer-songwriters. Think Beverley Craven, Lily Allen and Dido, and you're on the right road, but Léanie is never anything but fresh and original. Listen, then listen again, and you’ll be captured...’

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Osia Seal

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Born in 1994 in Horsmonden, Osia Seal is a singer/songwriter/musician based in Tunbridge Wells. Self taught from the day he was big enough to hold a guitar he draws on influences from all genres of music. Some of his favourite artists include Ray LaMontagne, John Martyn, Lonnie Johnson and Eddie Vedder. His ambition is to share his music and inspire as many people as he can.


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