Tuesday 5th April
Metropolis Studios, Chiswick
Metropolis Sessions. The freshest talent performing in the heart of the industry.
Grand Pavilion // Dana McKeon // Shan Smile // Victoria Bass take to the stage at the Metropolis Sessions.
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GRAND PAVILION is a production duo that makes transformative electronic music combining layered samples and rhythms into a blend of organic and electronic instruments. With their buttery beats, hazy synth work and soaring vocals the pair are fast becoming a team of producers to keep an eye out for in 2016. Taking influence from bands such as Bonobo, Odesza and Maribou State the duo thrive on developing immersive electronic music with a storytelling element heightened by their self-designed live visual show.
Having put out a slew of remixes in conjunction with the ‘Bella Union’ label in the UK and Monotreme Records, Grand Pavilion have developed a thoroughly unique sound with detailed production. With their heart set on Europe Vocalist Tom Hunt and Stuart McNair relocated overseas mid-way through 2015 and set up in a cozy home studio in East London.
The duo put out their latest single ‘Anywhere’ in March and it is available now from iTunes and on Spotify, and in a few weeks time we can expect an accompanying B-side track called, ‘Roads Like Veins’.
London-based Dana McKeon is a chart-topping singer-songwriter from Malta and a top-ranking international beatboxer, having secured her spot in the Top 5 at the 2012 Beatbox World Championships. Being a versatile touring artist, Dana has a plethora of international live gigs under her belt such as MTV Music Week, the London Paralympics and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Forum. Her songwriting and production credits include two No.1 hits in Malta and song placements in films and TV networks such as NBC Universal and ABC. To date, she has featured with the likes of Bruno Mars, John Newman, Rudimental, James Arthur, Beardyman and DJ Pioneer (KISS FM).
Shan Smile is a singer-songwriter that never forgets to leave you with a smile. Having independently released her most recent EP ‘He Loves Me’, Shan is now working hard on her writing and playing skills, aiming to release new projects in 2016. Having graduated from The BRIT School where her love for music developed, she has gone on to graduating with a Music Business Degree, building up her online presence & regularly performing around the UK and London’s popular music venues & theatres. Her music consists of a mixture of Soul, Pop and Gospel, aiming to simply inspire and leave her listeners uplifted and wanting more. Finally, there will be no exaggeration in saying that Shan has and continues to make excellent and inspiring progress in her own right.
Victoria Bass is a 19 year old singer/songwriter, based in the South of England. Jazz is Victoria’s main influence, and her music has been described as ‘modern with a vintage twist’. She has loved to sing from a very young age and started performing professionally within and around Kent from the age of 14. Now at The Academy of Contemporary Music (Guildford), Victoria is studying Professional Music Performance BA Hons (Vocals Degree). Here, she works with other musicians in order to showcase her original material live to different audiences, whilst continuing to build up a portfolio and release more music.