On October 4th at The Lexington, London, for one night, three hugely exciting upcoming artists will take to the stage to showcase why so much attention has been on them recently. On the line-up for this night is Adam French, James Gillespie and Lauran Hibberd.
Kicking off the night is Lauran Hibberd, who already has a BBC Introducing Track of the Week under her belt with single ‘Call Shotgun’. Described as ‘a playful indie-pop anthem for her generation’ in a recent line of best fit article, ‘Call Shotgun’ is a catchy, powerful song that focuses on youth anxieties and trying too hard to impress the wrong and right people. She is currently working with rock band Twin Atlantic on new music, and will be supporting Jealous of the Birds on her UK tour in November.
James Gillespie is working hard refreshing the singer-songwriter genre and combines blues and soul into typical acoustic pop to add his own twist to it. Tracks ‘What You Do’ and a cover of P!NK’s ‘Don’t Let Me Get Me’ have been incredibly successful, with ‘What You Do’ gaining over 15 million plays on Spotify and ‘Don’t Let Me Get Me’ getting over 10 million plays to date.
This cover gained attention from P!NK herself, who was very impressed with his version of her song- so much so that she brought him onstage to duet it with her during her V Festival headline sets.
Headliner for the night, Adam French, released his E.P ‘You From The Rest’ earlier this year, and track ‘Incompatible’ is the most recent track to come from that. Adam is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and has already had a very busy 2018, doing a headline tour and several festival slots. He describes his music as being mainly lyrically led, but always wants to include a variety of sounds to add dynamic and interest. Musicians that inspire Adam include guitar band legends Nirvana and Queens of the Stone Age, as well as composer and producer, Hans Zimmer.
This will be a night you don’t want to miss, so get your tickets here: http://gigst.rs/BBCintroadam french / bbc introducing / introducing / james gillespie / lauran hibberd