Aloft London Excel
Royal Victoria Dock
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Discover live, acoustic performances from emerging artists at the W XYZ bar!
The new #AloftLive acoustic season starts Friday, February 16 at 6.30pm at Aloft London Excel!
Join the opening night with exclusive performances from Jake Morrell, Emily Faye and Katy Hurt.
Get your free tickets now! >> https://aloftlive2018opening.eventbrite.com/?aff=ptnr
6:30pm Jake Morrell
Jake Morrell could have come straight out of Nashville, or even from the Californian sunshine, as his music suggests; but Jake is from Norfolk, England! Jake was ‘discovered’ by Dermot O Leary, who featured him on his Radio 2 Show. One influential listener just so happened to be Glastonbury boss Emily Eavis, who immediately asked Jake to perform at the iconic festival.
“It’s great to see Jake Morrell flying the flag for British country music” – Dermot O’Leary, BBC Radio 2
Jake recorded his debut single with London based producer Brett Shaw (Florence & The Machine, The Kooks & Dry the River). The song entitled “Wire and Thorns” reached No.2 in the iTunes country charts on the first day of release.This led to Jake being invited to perform at this year’s Country 2 Country festival, where he debuted his 2017 ‘The Sessions’.
8:00pm Emily Faye
Singer / Songwriter Emily Faye from a remote village deep in the English countryside, has successfully began to make her mark within the ever-changing industry. With her single ‘Open Road’ released late 2017 and her EP recorded in Nashville to be released late spring 2018, she is one to look out for.
9:00pm Katy Hurt
Katy Hurt – Lead Vocals & Guitar, Gab Zsapka – Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals, Ace – Bass & Backing Vocals, Steve Matthews – Drums
Katy Hurt has lived a whole lot of country for an artist who’s yet to hit 20. American culture is stamped on her singer-songwriter soul, from a childhood partly spent living there with her family. Then she returned to the UK to put her love of Nashville sounds and styles to very good use.
Katy has spent 2017 performing at over 100 festivals and events around the country following on from the launch of her last EP “Pieces of Me”, a selection of songs which impressed fans by combining the honest lyrical content of modern country music with the riffs, solos and raucous vocals of southern rock, a là Lynyrd Skynyrd or Cadillac Three. The “Pieces of Me” EP was announced on stage at last year’s C2C festival as a surprise for fans.
BBC Radio 2’s Paul Sexton recently described Katy as “one of the most exciting prospects on the burgeoning British country scene”, going on to say “Hurt’s confident, distinctive EP Pieces Of Me is the latest evidence of a career that’s already produced an iTunes UK Country No. 1 in last year’s ‘Love You More,’ among other successes”.