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Stacee Humphreys previews the Shoreditch scene before checking out Chalk Farm.

Dave Santos and the Odds n Ends
In the mood for some Americana? Thenmake your way down to the Monarch in Chalk Farm on 23 April and listen to the great sounds of Dave Santos and the Odds n’ Ends.  Born and raised in the Canary Islands, Dave is well travelled and lived in Nashville, until he made London his home.  He definitely made the most of his time in Nashville, playing stages there and really connecting with the music. When he arrived in London he started in small venues and has worked his way up to bigger and better things.  Dave has a great stage presence as he manages to across as simultaneously humble yet confident.  Armed with his guitar and harmonica he can get the crowd, tapping their toes and laughing to his jokes.  He is equally at home as a soloist or with the band, who also perform their own songs.  The songs are in the tradition of the Americana style, with great stories, catchy music and strong vocals.  Well worth popping out to Chalk Farm, for the free event.  If you can't make it though, don't panic: rumour has it that will be playing in Shoreditch soon. Keep an eye on Facebook for more details.

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Normally I have been to listen to a band before I write about them, but I have heard great things about these guys and they are playing at the Underbelly in Hoxton on the 17 April. As a band that has only been around for a couple of years, at the most, they are gaining a good reputation and have a solid fan base.  London grown, these boys bring a slightly unusually twist to their music.  Normally described as an Indie/Garage band, from what I have heard they are more indie, and only stray a little bit into Garage.  However they have well written music that sounds great and most people will enjoy it whether they know the band or not.  The boys have a raw sound, with a laid back style, that is inclusive almost conversational, and which reels in an audience. They will be playing with three other great bands, DATE, Frankly and the Limited.  I think it should be a fantastic night of music, so why not pop along and check them out? 

As always if you hear of any great bands playing in your area then drop me an email at musicians@music-detective.com 


 


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