Following the winning formula from The Bedford and Kashmir Klub,
Tony Moore and his team bring the best in acoustic music to The Regal Room.
Come along and experience some of the best artists from around the world,
see a star or catch an unsigned band before they hit the big time.
Doors: 7.30 / Entry: Free
Live Web cast -
An evening of great live music from:
“….delivers a delightfully sorrowful acoustic set, complete with angelic falsetto and a nice line in self-deprecating humour. Melancholic and vulnerable, with an uneasy, vaguely unsettling undercurrent…... reminiscent of Bends-era Radiohead.”
Edinburgh Evening News
While weaving tales of love, heartache and fantasy in his intensely dark and mystical style, Dan Shears is proving himself to be one of London’s more interesting and captivating artists. Beautiful, flowing vocal melodies, with lyrics that bring to mind carnivalesque lullabies written by a much older soul, cascade over delicate and intricate guitar work and songs so immersed in passion and pathos that they’re sure to haunt the memory long after the first listen.
Born in South East London in the mid-80s and living on the road where Bon Scott had died six years earlier, Dan Shears grew up surrounded by music. He would make his dad play Pink Floyd’s ‘On The Run’ continually because it ‘scared him’. When Dan’s brother first played him ‘Creep’ by Radiohead, he was only seven years old but became instantly hooked and used his brother’s old guitar to play along to the record. “I would pluck the strings and move my hands up and down the neck convinced that I had learned the song. It was only when the CD was turned off that I realised I couldn’t actually play it”.
Dan’s love of the dark and fantastical writing of authors such as Angela Carter and Franz Kafka and the mood and imagery created by film directors such as Stanley Kubrick and Tim Burton infused with his admiration for artists like Jeff Buckley and The Smiths and folk music from around Europe and the US. From this elixir emerged the sound of ‘Dan Shears and the Velveteen Orkestra’. Dan felt inspired by the idea of assembling an orchestra essentially from the street. The notion of rich, epic, orchestral and almost operatic sounds being created by a group of working class musicians with more than a touch of venom and snarl felt very liberating. The band’s first record was ‘The Eternal Mystery of the Human Heart’ and in the spring of 2010 he sent copies of the finished EP to a handful of independent record shops across the UK and they quickly sold out.
20 year old from Essex.
Graduated from the Artist Development course at the British Academy Of New Music in 2011. Since then Rosie has been working with songwriter/producer Larry Hibbitt ( ex Hundred Reasons guitarist/songwriter, now Published by PledgeMusic Publishing ) and has also collaborated with songwriters such as Tim Hutton and Bnann Watts.
Why not treat yourself to a quality meal on the ground floor before the show?
Tables can be booked on 0208 748 2834.
The Distillers Hammersmith, 64 Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 9PH