SESAC x Karousel Showcase SEPT 16 at the Rah Rah Room, Piccadilly – These Reigning Days, SHEL, Fiona Bevan and HE IS A PEGASUS

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September 16, 2015 - September 16, 2015

7:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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The new season of Milk & Honey showcases in association with our great friends at SESAC kicks off on Wednesday September 16th with These Reigning Days, SHEL, Fiona Bevan and HE IS A PEGASUS. We're delighted to be bringing the night for the first time to those wonderful Soho legends who were behind Madame JoJo's at the newly opened, and rather appropriately entitled Electric Carousel presents, in the Rah Rah Room - (the old Pigalle Club on Piccadilly.) See below for details:

/// TICKETS HERE - All ticket money to the acts after sound costs ///

£6 adv
£4 adv Concessions*
£8 on door
£6 Door Concessions*

*MU, FAC, BASCA, PRS members, NUS

DOORS 7:30pm. Your ticket will also give you entrance to the amazing club night that follows...

/// SHEL ///



"Ever wonder what would happen if you took the Dixie Chicks' tight harmonies…then added them to Taylor Swift times four? Well…that the answer is SHEL!"  - MTV Buzzworthy
“Hold On - (one of the) most intriguing tracks of the week” - USA TODAY
“SHEL mesmerizes…”  - LA LA Scoop
“4 fab females” - Huffington Post
“Hypnotic” - American Songwriter

SHEL's latest track You Could Be My Baby, is creating something of a storm on both sides of the pond. Raised on an abandoned trailer park that the family restored and turned into a farm, the four sisters had an unconventional and imaginative upbringing in Colorado. A synergetic band made up of four completely different individuals… "four sisters, traveling the world, tellin' tales, and sharing a dream." Having recently relocated to Nashville, SHEL is currently recording their second full length album with Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, who said, “I have never come across such talented siblings that play and work together as one cohesive unit. SHEL are all exceptionally gifted musicians, singers and outstanding individuals. They blow my mind with their creativity. They are the best example of DIY I’ve ever come across with their songwriting, sound production, homemade videos and original costume designs. I can truly say, these sisters are doing it for themselves.”

https://www.facebook.com/iloveshel



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/// THESE REIGNING DAYS ///



“Supple, layered rock with a taste for the epic. Pulsating electro shadings subtly counter the dazed guitar and transcendent lyric” The Daily Mirror
“…an incredible band. I’m a massive, massive fan .” James Santer, BBC Introducing

Epic, anthemic stadium rock, These Reigning Days are currently being play listed on radio stations all over the world and their recent single “Thrones” enjoyed airplay on Radio 1 and XFM in the UK, was BBC Introducing’s download of the week, and internationally on stations such as The World Famous KROQ in LA and Flux FM in Berlin. “Thrones” was also used by EA Games in their FIFA 2015 Goals of the Week You Tube feature and has already notched up nearly a million views. The single “Opera of Love” was featured by the BBC throughout the Winter Olympics coverage and they have had songs appear in major feature films and US reality TV shows. The band have toured with The Feeling and played at Glastonbury, Liverpool Sound City, Go North and Boardmasters; and in September they headlined V-Rox festival in Vladivostok, Russia November 2014 saw the guys play a headline tour in Europe, and in January of this year they headlined the Emerge tour with Viacom/VH1 in Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai. What a way to close the night!



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/// FIONA BEVAN ///



When Fiona played our show at The Phoenix last year, it was one of those moments where you could see people looking round at each other, puffing their cheeks out in approval. The first thing you’ll probably read if you search for Fiona is that she wrote Little Things for One Direction with Ed Sheeran. Now that’s all good and well, but what you really should be reading about is her record, Talk To Strangers. As the Guardian put it so well, it’s decorated with “startling odysseys that suggest Erykah Badu, Joanna Newsom and Kate Bush spine-tinglingly joined". Describing herself as ‘pop in disguise’, within five seconds of seeing her live you know you’re watching the real deal. A wonderful musician with a unique voice and a magnetism on stage that sets her apart from her contemporaries. Fiona is currently immersed in writing for the next album, and we may get some sneaky peeks the new material tonight. In the meantime, check out previous singles from Talk To Strangers, Rebel Without A Cause, and killer first single The Machine. The whole album has the wonderfully weaved lyrics of a superb observer, the class of years gone by, but all stitched together with a modern production that holds it immediately up with the best of what's being released right now.



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/// HE IS A PEGASUS ///



Something of a find here, David Butler - aka HE IS A PEGASUS - came to our attention at a recent Indigo Sessions show. He has a ferocious amount of energy, so much so that it’s hard to believe you’re hearing one man on an electric guitar, and not a whole band. Citing influences from Muse to M83, Jeff Buckley to Bon Iver, and all the way back to old Southern USA plantation songs, this is an exciting new artist who is currently about to start making his first proper full on recording at Ray Davies’ legendary Konk studio with Dougal Lott. We’re extremely excited to bring you an artist who at just 23 is already an extremely powerful live performer and writer.

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