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Acoustic Sanctuary: Networking #1

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EC1V 1JN

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Our first music industry networking event! These events are designed to be informative and a fun way to network with people in the music industry. We will be exploring the recent BMU scam and this will be followed by a some showcase performances which will include Natalie Shay and We Used To Make Things!

Registration is free with a suggested donation of £5 which will go directly to cover our costs and to pay the showcase artists.


17:00 Doors open

18:00 Welcome from Acoustic Sanctuary

18:05 Panel debate: Deceit & Scams in the Music Industry

Recently a number of artists have been financially impacted by a scam that has been perpetuated by Band Management Universal (BMU). The head of the Musicians' Union, Horace Trubridge, called it the worst scam he had seen in the past 20 years. In this debate.join Sarah Kaloczi as she shares her experiences and together we will explore how to best protect ourselves from deceit and scams.

19:00 Showcase Artist: We Used To Make Things

We Used to Make Things are a Hackney-based 8 piece indie-pop band brimming with melodic hooks, fat grooves, big horns, incisive lyrics and vocal harmonies the Beach Boys would be proud of.

Their story begins some years ago when singer Matthew, a Yorkshireman, lost his job as a youth worker running a successful music project for young people in one of the most deprived parts of North London. The result of the austerity that came in the aftermath of the financial crash of 2008. Left disillusioned, Matthew started to write lyrics that helped him poke fun at the absurdity of the world we live in.

This was the catalyst for We’re All Fucked Up.

At the same time an early incarnation of the band was taking shape around Matthew, Ben (drummer & producer) and Marv (guitarist) - the band’s songwriting team. Together they had a dream of combining their own original mix of The Specials horn section; The Kinks’ worldview; The Beatles’ hooks; The Beach Boys’ harmonies; Divine Comedy’s wit and Elbow’s grandeur.

They then chose a name that hints at both the disillusionment within post-industrial Britain but also more personally at the danger - as adults - of losing the ability to play, make mistakes, be creative and ultimately, make things...

20:00 Showcase Artist: Natalie Shay

Natalie is multi award winning singer/songwriter and BRIT School Graduate, who is no stranger to playing venues across London, Including. The Roundhouse, The 100 club, Ronnie Scotts, O2 Academy Islington.

Natalie’s 3rd single 'This Feeling' reached number 4 in the singer/songwriter iTunes top 200 chart. She has supported awesome artists such as Hudson Taylor, JP Cooper, Soul II Soul and Mullally.

Shay creates a beautiful fusion of live instrumentation with indie pop sensibilities throughout her music. Leading single ‘This Feeling’ is thematically about the excitement of young love and the passionate desire for someone.

21:00 Close / Carry on drinking somewhere

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