Tuesday 3 August 2021
Live music is back! Come through & enjoy an evening of the freshest music from rising talent on the local and global music scene! Entry is free to under 30s.
7pm Doors Open
Rich Mix in-house DJ
Jay Johnson 7.30pm
Jay Johnson is an award-winning musician and songwriter who moved to London and began making music before his teenage years. Jay’s naturally curious mind led him to learn the cello, then teach himself to play the guitar. He started listening to artists such as Bob Dylan, Paolo Nutini, and Ben Howard from his early teens, and as a result their influences can often be seen in his original works.
Jay eventually began by writing original songs, then busking the streets of London, followed by performances at pubs and venues. A few months after he started playing to live crowds in various venues, Jay decided to leave his previous career plans of becoming a doctor behind and to become a full-time musician. His most recent music features the styles of the early hip-hop artists, whom he was exposed to at an even younger age.
Listen to Worry About Me on Spotify.
Follow Jay Johnson: Instagram
8.30pm Jelly Cleaver
Jazz // DIY
Jelly Cleaver is a guitarist, producer and singer-songwriter based in South London, and has been called ‘the next artist to make an impact on the London Jazz Scene’. She’s received the Steve Reid InNOVAtion award, signed to tastemaker indie label Nice Swan Records and was nominated for an Ivors Composer Award. With an eclectic taste in music, Jelly is heavily involved in both the jazz and DIY/punk scenes in London, running the regular Jelly’s Jams night at Windmill Brixton. She’s also an activist, and a strain of political dissent runs through her music.
Watch single VI II V on YouTube.
Follow Jelly Cleaver: Instagram
9.30pm Renato Paris
Soul // Jazz // R&B
The great sounds of Soul, Pop, R&B, Jazz and Funk merge together creating the signature sound of Renato Paris. A flourishing artist and a regular on the vibrant young London Jazz scene, Renato’s music has taken him around the world, honing his craft alongside an array of global artists, including Julian Joseph, Burt Bacharach and Jorja Smith, to name a few. His passion for the art of song and improvisation knows no bounds. As well as leading his own band, he is a key member of two-time MOBO award-winner Moses Boyd’s band Exodus, and regularly leads the popular Straight Pocket Jam at Pure Vinyl Records in Brixton, having founded the world-renowned, weekly sessions.
Renato has been featured at: Grammy Camp LA, BBC Radio 1, BBC1Xtra, BBC Radio 3, Worldwide FM, JazzFM Awards, BBC Proms, BBC Maida Vale Live Sessions, Ronnie Scotts, NPR Tiny Desk and on London’s West End.
Listen to Common Ground featuring Renato Paris on Spotify.
Follow Renato Paris: Instagram
“A major talent.”
Anthony Horowitz (Novelist, Playwright, Screenwriter)
“Definitely a youngster to watch!”
British Theatre Guide
“His voice grabs you, is warm, soulful and will stay with you – Renato always delivers!”
Julian Joseph (Composer, Educator, Broadcaster)
“21st Century Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye & Jon Hendricks all-in-one!”
Carleen Anderson (Vocalist, Composer, Lyricist)
Can’t make it on the day? Donations are welcome here or by texting 25DONATE to 70085. Thank you!