Fresh after their performance at the first ever BBC Music Introducing in the West Midlands showcase, La Dharma are back for a headline show at The Sunflower Lounge!

Birmingham based indie stompers with an 80s pop edge influenced by The 1975 and Blossoms.’ The indie pop foursome La Dharma formed in the West Midlands in early 2017 with founding member Chris Leedham’s passion for writing slick meaningful stories embedded within 80s pop sounds. La Dharma’s signature sound was born after further experimentation with guitarist and old friend Daniel ‘Jonah’ Jones’s indie background. However, the pair were missing the driving force behind the music and were joined by bassist Christian Booth and drummer James Morris to finish the line up with a tight and funky rhythm section. After a successful first year of gigging, the band are looking to release some new tunes towards the end of 2018. So sit back, relax and get ready for big things.

La Dharma Links: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify 

Watch the official music video for ‘Sirens’ below:

Formed in 2017, The Verse are a four piece independent band from the Midlands. They play an unapologetically anthemic Indie rock style music delivered with a full throttle, audience engaging performance. Their most recent release ‘Whatever You Ask’ was described by a local music blog as ‘sounding like a Catfish And The Bottlemen B Side’ which was taken as a compliment!

The Verse are a band that are constantly aiming to be playing gigs. 2018 saw the band play over 30 gigs in 14 different cities, with two headline shows in the Midlands and in Scotland.

The Verse Links: WebsiteFacebook | Spotify



Birmingham born and bred artist Esther Turner was exposed to music from a young age with influences of Joni Mitchell, Craig David, Avril Lavigne, Michael Jackson, which later encouraged her to seek her own musical preferences. She has supported a number of high profile acts including Ed Sheeran, Boyzlife and The Jacksons.

Esther is as much at home on the big stage as busking on the high street but can usually be found playing local live music venues. Keen to further develop her sound,a recent evolution of her acoustic style has seen her experimenting with a growing number of electronic effects units to produce a complex and engaging live performance.

Esther is working hard on her original records (plus accompanying music videos on YouTube). 2019 BBC introducing WM made her single ‘The Great Escape’ February track of the month and have previously described her as a ‘grafter’ and ‘busking legend’ .

Esther Turner Links: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify

Watch the official music video for ‘Never Change’ below: