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  • ABSENT KELLY INTRODUCING: FRANCESCA FULMINI @Amersham Arms

    Full Line Up: Francesca Fulmini, You Still Have Yourself, My Mystical Creature, Armada Named Sound, Rainey James, Ruth Wood

    Fancy another night of pop, soul & R&B at the jewel of New Cross, the Amersham Arms? Oh go on then!

    Topping the evening’s bill is Fancesca Fulmini. Originally from Belgium, but now based in Brighton, this songstress, who will be joined by her band for the show, specialises in soulful R&B, that has bagged her numerous fantastic reviews.

    We’ll also be joined by You Still Have Yourself, a London based band who play dancefloor ready pop/R&B. Frontman Deroy is known for being a true showman, injecting tons of energy into every performance!

    My Mystical Creature is an Electro/Pop act whose sound is dark and atmospheric, yet also dangerously easy to dance to!

    After impressing us at a previous show, Armada Named Sound is back. This electronic music project by Spiros Maus combines elements of everything from trip hop to trance creating something totally unique.

    Scottish Londoner Rainey James’ style is unashamedly pop! Rainey’s catchy vocal hooks and soulful vocals have seen her play many of the Capital’s best loved grass roots venues.

    Young Welsh songstress Ruth Wood will be opening the show, with her captivating voice. Despite being very new to the scene, Ruth is already turning heads on the circuit!

    Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6TY

    7pm – 11pm

    £8 OTD / £6 ADV

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  • ABSENT KELLY INTRODUCING: GARDEN @Surya

    Full Line Up: Garden, Parachute Words, Beaten John Lip, Chris Wareham

    This bank holiday, enjoy some fantastic live Alt/Indie at an Islington stalwart.

    After impressing promoters Absent Kelly at a previous show, Garden are back! Garden are a quartet from Northampton whose brand of Alt/Indie is packed full of catchy riffs and infectious vocal hooks. They’re bagging slots at O2 venues, winning competitions and gaining a loyal following on their local scene!

    London based trio Parachute Words will be joining us with their lo-fi feel, guitar driven indie. They’re relatively new to the scene, but are already turning heads.

    Joining us all the way from the Wirral, is Beaten John Lip. This quartet specialise in feel good indie, chock full of jangly guitars and uplifting harmonies.

    Chris Wareham is a London based singer-songwriter whose honest lyrics and haunting vocals has seen him bag festival slots and sessions with On’t Sofa and Rooftop Sessions.

    Surya, 156 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JL

    7pm – 10:30pm

    £8 OTD / £6 ADV

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  • ABSENT KELLY INTRODUCING: EMIRAH @229

    Full Line Up: Emirah, Bran Mazz, You Still Have Yourself, The Gyro, Ruby Duff, M w S

    To get your hit of new soul, pop and R&B talent, look no further than 229 this June. This may be one of our best yet!

    South East London songstress, Emirah will be joining us with her band for the evening. Emirah fuses elements of Neo Soul with R&B, Pop and spoken word to create something stylish, infectious and distinctive.

    Bran Mazz is a London based artist whose sound incorporates funk, soul and R&B with vocals to rival Bruno Mars! His upbeat sound and live showmanship has gained him radio airplay and numerous great reviews.

    You Still Have Yourself is a band fronted by Venezuelan born Deroy. Known for his high energy live shows, Deroy’s feel good pop is sure to get you dancing!

    The Gyro will be sure to get the party started with their Funky fusion with an edge of Blues, Soul and Rock. The five piece’s good time vibe is totally infectious!

    Ruby Duff has been called the Alice In Wonderland of contemporary music. Think if Snow White, Lana Del Rey and FKA Twigs had a lovechild, it would be Ruby Duff with her infectious Alt/Pop.

    Opening the show is M w S, a London based duo who specialise in crafting beautiful Nu Soul, reminiscent of Erykah Badu and Etta James that has seen them play the legendary Ronnie Scott’s.

    229, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN

    7pm – 11:30pm

    £8 OTD / £6 ADV

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  • ABSENT KELLY’S SONIC SKETCH: THE GARDEN PARTY @Notting Hill Arts Club

    Full Line Up: The Garden Party, Todger, Beisty, Last Hyena, The Queen’s Bastards

    We’re bringing our first night of Rock to the stage of the Notting Hill Arts Club this June with some AK favourites and some new blood.

    Topping the evening’s bill is a hotly tipped act that has impressed promoters Absent Kelly at a previous show. The Garden Party are a fresh and unique Rap/Rock duo from London, who’s heavy, funky guitar lines and snarling raps have seen them compared to the likes of Rage Against the Machine and Asian Dub Foundation.

    Bringing with them their brand of Classic inspired Rock, is Todger. This London outfit specialise in chugging guitars and growling vocals, that has seen them compared to the likes of Guns ‘N’ Roses and Thin Lizzy.

    Another firm favourite of Absent Kelly, is Beisty. The four London lads perform with bags of energy, playing alternative rock with a funky edge that has seen them play stages as big as Lovebox!

    Bristol Math-Rock trio, Last Hyena will be joining us. Their sound is distinctive and complex and has gained them a spot at this year’s Dot To Dot Festival!

    Opening the show is The Queen’s Bastards, a London Grunge band who’s sound is dark and brooding and reminiscent of the likes of Nirvana and Pearl Jam.

    Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3JQ

    6pm – 10pm

    £8 OTD / £6 ADV

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  • THE LIBERTINES’ JOHN HASSALL & THE APRIL RAINERS @Proud Camden

    The Libertines’ John Hassall will be joining us this June with his new project, The April Rainers, at Camden’s nightlife hotspot, Proud.

    After the release of their first album, ‘Wheels To Idyll’ on Vam Records, momentum has been steadily gathering for The April Rainers. Their catchy indie, psych, pop has been gaining attention from the music press, getting great reviews from NME and many more. The band already have a UK tour under their belt and string of festival dates lined up making them, without a doubt, a band for this summer’s bucket list!

    Proud Camden, The Horse Hospital, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AH

    6pm – 10pm

    £13 OTD / £10 ADV

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  • ABSENT KELLY INTRODUCING: YOU STILL HAVE YOURSELF @Surya

    Full Line Up: You Still Have Yourself, Franc & Baby Pink, Kosgi, George House, Tialian

    We’re bringing all things urban to Islington’s Surya this June. Expect everything from Hip-Hop to Soul and Pop!

    Topping the evening’s bill after impressing promoters Absent Kelly at previous shows is You Still Have Yourself. This London based band play dancefloor ready pop/R&B. Frontman Deroy is known for being a true showman, injecting tons of energy into every performance!

    Providing support is Franc & Baby Pink, a producer and singer-songwriter duo based in London who have joined forces to create Soulful Electro/Pop with a dreamy, chilled out vibe.

    Kosgi is an Alt/Hip-Hop artist based in London whose grittiness is getting him noticed on the underground circuit.

    Local singer-songwriter, George House will be playing an Acoustic Pop set with elements of Soul and R&B that gives him a real edge.

    Mixing blues, jazz and soul, Tialian is a solo act from Essex whose laid back sound and beautiful voice will truly enthral you!

    Surya, 156 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JL

    7pm – 10:30pm

    £8 OTD / £6 ADV

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  • ABSENT KELLY EMERGING: DISHY TANGENT @O2 Academy2 Islington

    Full Line Up: Dishy Tangent, Ripley, Pixi Encore, Friday at 3, I Am Aquitaine

    This June at Islington’s O2 Academy2, we’re bringing together a line up to challenge any festival bill!

    After impressing promoters, Absent Kelly at numerous previous shows, Dishy Tangent are back to headline. The London quartet return with their fresh indie sound that incorporates elements of funk, soul and rock that has seen them play alongside big names like The Beat and Space. They’ve become known for their high energy, captivating sets.

    Providing support is Ripley. The trio hailing from Hertfordshire draw influences from the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Slaves to create upbeat alt/rock with an undeniable groove.

    Bristolian quartet Pixi Encore will be bringing with them their brand of fun an infectious punky indie. This sound has gained them a spot at this year’s Dot To Dot Festival.

    Pop/Rock trio, Friday at 3 specialise in high octane, catchy tunes, packed full of precise vocals harmonies and thrashing guitars.

    Opening the show is I Am Aquitaine. This London based quartet’s sound is straight up, catchy indie pop, with a cherry on top, in the form of frontwoman Elle’s captivating vocals.

    O2 Academy2 Islington, 16 Parkfield Street, London, N1 0PS

    6pm – 10pm

    £10 OTD / £8 ADV

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  • ABSENT KELLY INTRODUCING: BEXATRON @229

    Full Line Up: Bexatron, The Diomedes, At The Sun, Fortify, TommyandMarySurvivor’s Guilt

    We’ve got a real AK favourite topping the bill at 229 this July, with a support bill of hard rock bands that wouldn’t be out of place at Download!

    After impressing promoters Absent Kelly time and time again, Bexatron return to top the bill. If the Pistols or Blondie are your thing then Bexatron will rock your world! The female fronted London based five piece play hi-octane pop punk with a glam edge, packed full of soaring vocals and screeching guitar riffs that has seen them share the stage with huge names including The Blockheads!

    Another band who have impressed us before is The Diomedes. This East London based duo create an awful lot of noise for a two piece! Their electronically charged Rock, influenced by the likes of Aphex Twin and Deftones, is completely unique!

    Hailing from London, At The Sun are a hard rock 5 piece blending their love of blues, metal and classic rock to create a powerful sound packed full of big riffs, soulful vocals and ripping solos and are known for their high energy live shows.

    Joining us from Essex is Fortify. Female fronted five piece, Fortify combine the soaring vocals of Paramore with the thrashing guitars of A Day to Remember to create something both infectious and hard hitting all at once.

    If you want loud, we’re giving you loud, in the form of London punk duo, TommyandMary. This pair are like a ballsier White Stripes and have played some huge venues, including the Camden Assembly.

    Somewhere between punk and hard rock, is Survivor’s Guilt. The Croydon duo are relatively new to the scene, but are already turning heads on their local scene with their fresh sound.

    229, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN

    7pm – 11:30pm

    £8 OTD / £6 ADV

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  • ABSENT KELLY’S SONIC SKETCH: ADRENALINE ANIMALS @Notting Hill Arts Club

    Full Line Up: Adrenaline Animals, Moonstone, Frank & Beans, Miceberg, Lemondaze

    We’re back for another Sonic Sketch night at Notting Hill Arts Club this July with some of the freshest bands on the scene right now!

    For high octane Indie Rock ‘N’ Roll, look no further than Adrenaline Animals. This London trio’s stomping sound has gained them numerous great reviews, support slots alongside big names like The Specials’ Terry Hall and they’re currently playing all over the UK. We foresee big things on the horizon for these guys!

    London five piece Moonstone will also be joining us. Moonstone have been turning heads on the underground and festivals circuit with their soaring, anthemic sound.

    Frank & Beans are a Northern Irish, Anti-Punk duo now based in Brighton. They have been called, “Dirty and sexy…Thunder art-punk” by ChordBlossom Magazine!

    Local quartet Miceberg are known for their melodic, 70s inspired sound. They’ve played pretty much every grass roots venue London has to offer, gaining a loyal following along the way.

    Cambridge quartet Lemondaze will be opening the show. Lemondaze play unique and fresh grungy shoegaze that has gained them radio airplay in their local area.

    Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3JQ

    6pm – 10pm

    £8 OTD / £6 ADV

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  • ABSENT KELLY’S ROCK INN: PREMISE (EP LAUNCH PARTY) @The Fiddler's Elbow

    Full Line Up: Premise, The Bitter-Town Hounds, GLOO, INDYA, 3 Foot High

    This July at Camden’s famous Fiddlers Elbow, we’re helping an exciting new band take their next step to world domination!

    After impressing promoters Absent Kelly at a previous show, Premise return to top the bill and celebrate the release of their debut EP! Premise is a modern melodic Rock band based in Surrey. This quartet are experts at crafting infectious guitar riffs and vocal hooks a plenty, reminiscent of Lower Than Atlantis and Young Guns. These guys have bags of potential and known for their high octane live shows!

    Joining us from Southampton for the show is The Bitter-Town Hounds, a four piece who play hard hitting, guitar driven Punk/Metal that has already gained them a lot of attention on their local scene, as well as airplay on BBC Introducing.

    Brighton trio GLOO are truly on the verge of greatness. They’ve shared the stage with Ramones legend Richie Ramone, had their music feature on Tattoo Fixers, Hollyoaks and more and had airplay on BBC Introducing and Kerrang Radio. Watch this space!

    Led by the captivating vocals and bubbly charisma of Natalie West, INDYA are a group who have featured on Kerrang! Radio and XFM, and have been interviewed by the likes of NME! A heavy dose of glam rock makes this band irresistible!

    Opening the show is Essex trio, 3 Foot High. These guys specialise in no nonsense rock that has seen them play the mainstage at Brownstock festival and gain a loyal following on their local scene!

    The Fiddler’s Elbow, 1 Malden Road, London, NW5 3HS

    7pm – 11:40pm

    £8 OTD / £6 ADV

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  • THE CAMDEN CLIQUE: BEXATRON @Proud Camden

    Full Line Up: Bexatron, Here Lay A Haunting, One Last Thrill, The Night Suns, Dutch Rudder

    Want some of the best emerging Alt/Rock acts on stage together in the heart of Camden? Well this August, we’re making your dreams come true.

    After impressing promoters Absent Kelly time and time again, Bexatron return to top the bill. If the Pistols or Blondie are your thing then Bexatron will rock your world! The female fronted London based five piece play hi-octane pop punk with a glam edge, packed full of soaring vocals and screeching guitar riffs that has seen them share the stage with huge names including The Blockheads!

    Local London quintet, Here Lay A Haunting combine riff driven guitars with deep rhythmic sections and powerful vocals, that has cemented them as a firm favourite among a new wave of UK Metal acts. With new material on the horizon, it’s exciting time for this band!

    Hampshire quartet One Last Thrill will be bringing their brand of infectious Alt/Rock to the stage. Their masterful guitar playing and soaring vocals of frontwoman, Steph has gained them, not only radio airplay, but tons of great reviews.

    Described as the “Nirvana of nowadays”, The Night Suns are known for their high energy Alt/Rock. Their distinctive, honed sound has seen them play at some of the Capital’s best loved venues, including The Underbelly, The Water Rats and Islington’s O2 Academy.

    Joining us all the way from Sheffield for the show is Dutch Rudder. This quartet play noisy punk rock, reminiscent of The Offspring, that has gained them a loyal following on their local scene, but now they’re ready to show the Capital what they’re made of!

    Proud Camden, The Horse Hospital, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AH

    6pm – 10pm

    £8 OTD / £6 ADV

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