SUNDAY SOCIAL: NINA BAKER+ GUY JONES + DEMI MARRINER + EMILY EWING
Influenced by the smooth tones of Ella Fitzgerald & Nina Simone, the technical brilliance of Lang-Lang and the creativity of Tori Amos, Kate Bush and Amy Winehouse, Nina Baker is a fusion of blues, pop, skiffle, rock, folk, jazz, country and classical music all interwoven with hallmark piano riffs, emotive lyrics and a unique vocal quality.
Nina was hand-picked by BBC Introducing to attend their 2013 Master Class and came runner-up in MTV’s Brand New for 2013 unsigned competition, beating over 500 acts to reach the final and impressing the MTV select panel who stated that “Nina brought something really unique to the competition, a mixture of light and dark makes her songs stand out”.
In less than 3 years she has grown her fan base and profile across the UK and Europe through printed, online and broadcasted media, and with her dynamic live show – performing at venues such as The O2 Academy & The Norwich Waterfront and at festivals such as Latitude & Godiva Festival.
The core of the album was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, under the stewardship of Nick Brine (The Darkness, Stone Roses, Bruce Springsteen).
Preceding the album release will be a digital release of the lead track “Single Bed” on 18th November, accompanied by an animated video by renowned digital animator Steve Jones. There will be two further single releases in the first half of 2014 and an accompanying UK & European tour – dates to be announced.
Watch her performance of ‘Bruising’ below:
With support from GUY JONES
Drawing from influences such as John Mayer, Amy Winehouse and old school songwriting legends like Ray Charles and Ray Lamontagne. Guy combines soulful and often intricate Guitar playing with soothing rich vocals.
Guy worked with producing and mastering powerhouse, Christian Wright (Ed Sheeran, Gabrielle Aplin, Blur, Muse, Coldplay, Nina Nesbitt) to create his debut EP, ‘Sunday Morning Light’. This is due to be released at the beginning of November along with his debut music video.
Watch the video for ‘Sunday Morning Light’ below:
With further support from DEMI MARRINER
Demi Marriner is an acoustic singer/songwriter and guitarist, born and raised in Birmingham. Demi’s song writing is lyrically inspired and full of emotion. Her songs have strong choruses and catchy beats that will have you singing along and tapping your feet. Demi’s influences are varied, from Paramore, Green Day and Sleeping with Sirens to David Ford, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly and John Mayer. Demi is currently enjoying performances at local events and showcases and also likes to support charity functions were possible.
Listen to Demi’s cover of ‘Kiss Me’ below:
And with opening support from EMILY EWING
Emily Ewing is an aspiring singer/songwriter from Birmingham. After writing more then 100 songs of her own, Emily decided to embark on solo career. In 2012 she performed at the LG Arena live forum, supported 70′s ‘Tulane’ star Steve Gibbons, played at Birminghams Artfest and June this year, Emily had her recently recorded track ‘Heartbeat’ played on BBC WM Introducing, they called it a “Cracking song“.
“Emily Ewing is a 23 year-old old singer songwriter hailing from Birmingham. Her sound is easily described as a seamless blend of Kate Bush vocal phrasing complemented with a tone as soulful and smoky as Joss Stone. And with the ability to write songs of such pure quality, we expect to be seeing a great deal more of her on many event listings.” - Freaky Pug
Watch the video for ‘Flight or Fight’: