THE NIGHT & DAY SHOWCASE
The Rogue Network are a blast of contemporary blues, full of carefully crafted songs pumped up by big riffs and driving grooves. The new single ‘This is Reality’ has been described as a “modern spin on a Rolling Stones, Primal Scream type” rocker, but in actual fact is a politically driven song about the struggle to make ends meet in modern day Britain.
You don’t sound like you’re Dutch’. The Netherlands-born, Sheffield-based LIO has been making waves with her ambient alt-pop-sound compared to the likes of Florence and the Machine and Daughter. Through captivating songwriting and an air of intrigue, LIO manages to capture the pure essence of human emotion within her music.
We are Chameleon Soul. We match mellow simplistic melody with contrasting tight funky psychedelic grooves, soft poetic vocals and huge harmonising bass lines. We formed through BIMM in Manchester and design our own modern Jazz music.
I play original ‘adventurous’ acoustic material. My style is unusual, I know, being a complex mix of finger-style but packed with Rock signatures, classical phrases and jazz-funk licks. A heady combination that works beautifully live. I am largely self taught, studying master guitarists such as Davey Graham and Martin Simpson, Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page, but have applied what I learned to my own predilection (musical predilection, I mean). The result is, I think, quite unique; by turns picturesque, dramatic and mellifluous, but has the variety to carry an audience quite happily. I have been playing live around the country for the last six years or so, and have supported some great artists in that time; Wallis Bird, Harry Manx, Arthur Brown, Joshua James and Nick Harper amongst them. I am currently exploring a couple of collaborative projects with artists from the world of hip-hop, jazz, trip hop and electronica. The first project culminated in this track with DRS and Skittles. Have a listen.
“Taking a leap away from the norm is acoustic prodigy Greg Larkin. The lack of vocals seemed to confuse people; that confusion turns to fascination when he started playing, finger-tapping the fret board like a keyboard. He creates the illusion that there are numerous guitars are playing at once. Considering that he only has two hands, this is impressive.” Deadpress