Tuesday 2nd February
Metropolis Studios, Chiswick
Tom Butler // Kayanites // Jerry Williams // Beth George take to the stage at the Metropolis Sessions.
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Nobody can accuse Tom Butler of taking the easy route. After picking up his first guitar at 14, he soon made his move from Seattle to London where he crafted his heart-felt sound over four years whilst holding down a full-time job. The result? A story-telling musician who combines the big catchy choruses of The Lumineers with the authentically written ballads of John Mayer or James Taylor. It’s then delivered with a killer live performance that packs a real emotional punch.
Years later his hard work is finally starting to pay off. 2014 saw the release of his debut EP ‘On the Line’, followed by a PRS For Music songwriting prize for his song “Boats”. In 2015 Tom played Glastonbury Festival on the PRS For Music VIP Stage, Greenbelt Festival, Canadian Music Week, St George’s Day at Trafalgar Square, the Cavern Club in Liverpool and a featured pre-show for the BRIT Awards. He is due to release a new EP later this year. Watch out for Tom Butler – it’s a name you’re going to start hearing again and again.
UK based reggae band, fronted by identical twin brothers, blending soulful harmonies and uplifting melodies. The Kayanites deliver a conscious message and emanate good vibes each and every time they perform.
There is a freshness to Portsmouth’s 20 year old Jerry Williams’ narrative storytelling that is striking a note with everyone that experiences her music. This has already drawn the attention of some big songwriters and Jerry has now penned tracks with Nick Atkinson (Gabrielle Aplin), Jim Duguid (Paulo Nutini, Alex Clare) and Dan Carey (Rae Morris, Nick Mulvey, Sia).
“We’ve become well and truly smitten with this Portsmouth pop songstress, with 2015’s Cold Beer EP helping to spread the word on her unique, Jamie T-style brilliance”
Ticketmaster 20 artists to watch 2016.
Beth George is an 18 year old singer, pianist and songwriter from Kent with influences of Birdy and London Grammar, who also uses a loop pedal to create beats and harmonies on original songs. Beth is currently studying songwriting at The Academy of Contemporary Music, and is always gigging around London and Guildford.