Musician Mixer & Songwriter Circle at The Phoenix Artist Club, Soho – In Association with the Featured Artist Coalition

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April 18, 2016 - April 18, 2016

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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We're back at Time Out's Best Bar and Club In Covent Garden/Soho this monday with two things - a musician mixer with our friends at the Featured Artist Coalition from 6pm, followed by an in-the-round songwriter circle at 8pm with three of the best songwriter/performers out there right now - talking about their songwriting process, what the songs are about, and trying the odd new tune. See below for info on the acts. If you're a musician, songwriter, session player or producer you're invited to come along to the mixer and meet potential collaborators, band mates, writing partners - or just catch up with some old friends. It's also a good opportunity for managers and studio owners to collect contacts. And check out the FAC - they're doing some sterling work fighting for the rights of musicians in the UK and beyond. If you'd like to attend the mixer, please RSVP on this link here. And hopefully, we'll see everyone at ths show. It's a magic lineup.

The Address is:
The Phoenix Artist Club
1 Phoenix Street
Off Charing X Road
London
WC2H 8BU

Here's who we have tonight, in the round...

/// PAUL AIDEN ///



Paul Aiden is an artist and songwriter signed to Solar Management based in London, working internationally across a range of genres – from EDM to folk, rock, R&B and pop. Originally signed as a recording artist with Universal Australia, the past years have seen him concentrating on writing for others, whilst also appearing as a featured artist on multiple releases worldwide. Paul has had success in different territories around the world, including multiple chart positions in the UK and North America (inc. USA number 2 iTunes/Canada number 3 iTunes dance), number 2 in Denmark, number 3 in Romania and a radio hit in Brazil. His songs have had radio play in the UK, USA, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Holland, Belgium, Brazil, Romania, France, Australia and Germany. Combined streams of his songs are now over 3 Million, with 11 Million combined views on YouTube. Songs have gained press worldwide with features in Billboard USA.

Over the past 3 years, his songwriting has seen him working in Sweden, Germany, Italy, Dubai and Australia, collaborating with a wide variety of artists. He is currently working with 3Beat/Universal, Axtone, Size, Warner Germany, Armada, Spinnin’, Ministry of Sound, WEA USA, PRMD/Universal and more – with artists from the UK, USA, Sweden, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Scandinavia, Belgium and Holland.

In 2015 Paul as found success with up and coming band CHIMES (Facebook.com/chimesofficial). Their first single released in 2015 "Pieces" has been streamed well over 1 million times and they also ended up playing festivals such as Bestival, Reading and Kendal Calling. Singles and an EP planned for 2016 as well as DJ and live performances booked at KOKO in London and the Great Escape festival.



/// RORY BUTLER ///



We’ve been championing him for over a year at Karousel, he is truly one of those artists that come along once in a generation. A prodigiously talented singer/songwriter from the Scottish Highlands, the son of a folk musician, still only 23, it's as if John Marty has got up and out of the ground in a good mood. There's a hint of Buckley about the texture of his voice, and he writes under the influence of Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell.

A recent publishing signing by BMG, and represented by X-Ray for his live shows, Rory snared a prized slot himself at The Rabbit Hole, in The Park at last year's Glastonbury Festival at the personal request of Emily Eavis. His music has been played regularly by BBC Introducing Shows and he is playing festivals and gigs across the country throughout the summer. Co conspirators include former FAC board member, writer and producer Crispin Hunt and Iain Archer of Snow Patrol. Recent gigs include shows with Scritti Politti, Skinny Living and Alibis.

"Somewhere across the country, Jake Bugg is listening to his radio, gnashing his teeth and thinking, 'Why can't I write songs like that?'" - Bryan Burnett, BBC Radio Scotland.



/// BRYDE ///



Bryde is a Brixton-based girl, and an electric guitar, singing fierce and fragile songs about entangling and unraveling. Compared to the likes of Daughter, Sharron Van Etten, Ben Howard & PJ Harvey. Championed by blogs, her music so far has been described as “tender, wiry piece of tearjerk alt-pop” (The Line of Best Fit ) and played by Huw Stephens on Radio 1, Tom Robinson on 6music, BBC Introducing in London and cited by various blogs as ‘One to Watch’. March saw Bryde perform an exclusive session for Goldie Rocks on the British Council’s Selector Radio and second single, Help Yourself was featured by the daily post, Record of the Day on 16th. A glowing review from French blog giant Les Inrocks resulted in a showcase in Paris. Later this year she heads to do the same in the US, playing New York, Nashville & L.A."

“It bends but does not break, with the insolent sorcery of Sharron Van Etten or PJ Harvey” Les Inrocks
Single of the week - “[Help Yourself] glides, soaring skyward through its powerful and emotive choruses, headstrong. It’s clearly cathartic, but not just aimless and explosive, it is instead guided and direct with a complete conviction in itself. A strong but raw vocal performance only enhances the earnest lyrical sentiment.” - Cultured Vultures.
“There is so much beauty in Sarah’s voice: the huskiness of Gemma Hayes, lightness of Laura Marling and sensitivity of Jeff Buckley — beauty that is hard to define, which is a big compliment.” - Fresh on the Net

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