The GREEN NOTE BASEMENT SESSIONS has been a regular night for almost at year. Hosted by Lucy and Arazoo, it is a night for new and upcoming artists to have the opportunity to perform their music in an intimate setting in one of the most loved venues in London. This sell-out night has become such a favourite that for one night, we are moving upstairs with some of our favourite acts from the past year, who have since gone on to do wonderful things in the music world….
Born into a musical family in the valley of Svarfaðardalur, northern Iceland, Ösp has been singing and playing instruments almost since birth. Ösp moved to London in 2011 to pursue a solo career. Inspired by the vocals of Ella Fitzgerald, the stories of Joni Mitchell and by her own nordic folk roots, she began to write her own songs and for the past year she has been performing in various music venues and festivals in the UK and Iceland with her band. She is currently working on her debut album, which will be released early in 2017.
The 52s have been tearing up the music scene for the past year now, and are an acoustic soul duo who mix laid back riffs and bluesy harmonies to produce new and exciting sounds. Having performed in venues around London, Oxford and Bath, they have just released their debut EP, Kumula Vista. Come along to watch them play some funky tunes on the green note stage again – this gig is not one to be missed!
Oktoba is the project of alternative folk, singer songwriter Chris Athorne. Honest story telling with an emotive deliverance leaves audiences captivated with his tales of love and life. The past year has seen performances at Latitude, The Great Escape, Secret Garden Party and Sofar Sounds.
Lostboy are a modern folk duo from the North but currently reside in Greenwich. Having been friends for 13 years they only recently formed in 2016. Mixing close harmony with Folk tunes they strive to write honest and original songs.
Singer/songwriter Abimaro’s lyrical craftsmanship and delicate melodies have set her apart as a talented wordsmith and an evocative performer. Having previously lent her vocals to the likes of Zero 7, The Cinematic Orchestra, and collaborations with the band ‘The Free’ , she is now embarking on a solo journey, having recently completed a UK & German tour of her latest solo release ‘Something Prettier Than Before’.
Confessional in nature and green in colour, her new, solo material blends the freedom of the voice & guitar, as it captures the human heart in all its intricacies and complexities.