Friday 19th July sees the Moonshine Presents Summer Special night at the Troubadour Club, with Julio JAK, Mandy Woods, Connor Selby, Jade Like The Stone and Saiichi Sugiyama Electric.
This event has been postponed and a new date will be announced as soon as possible.
The line up:
Connor Selby, fresh from supporting The Who and Kaiser Chiefs at Wembley Stadium, and ahead of a tour supporting the legendary John Mayall, is a blues/folk/soul singer songwriter who draws inspiration from the American musical tradition ranging from the original country Blues of the 30s, to the Gospel and Soul music of the 50s, the music of the Folk revival in the 1960s and everything in between. Some of his main influences include Robert Johnson, Snooks Eaglin, Dave Van Ronk, Ray Charles and Eric Clapton. www.connorselby.com
Saiichi Sugiyama Electric, who lived up to their name at the last Troubadour Moonshine Presents night, with Mune Sugiyama on drums, Ben Reed on bass, Connor Selby on electric guitar, and Saiichi Sugiyama on acoustic guitar and vocals. Saiichi is a talented singer-songwriter and blues guitarist who has played/recorded with the bassist Andy Fraser, Pete Brown, Clem Clempson, Shana Morrison, Zoot Money, Boz Burrell from Bad Company, Phil Williams and Mike Caswell of Walk on Fire, Andy Smith of Hot Chocolate, Cutting Crew’s rhythm section, and John Cook from the Rory Gallagher Band, Sam Kelly and the guitarist Paul Wassif. Saiichi has supported many acts including The Yardbirds, Jools Holland, Wishbone Ash, Josh Smith, and Kirk Fletcher. www.saiichi.com
JADE LIKE THE STONE, who also wowed the Troubadour with us earlier this year, and who makes a very welcome return. a voice like no other; a signature voice and a signature style of song writing, And somehow a very Welsh voice, in every sense of the word, musical and otherwise. “You have a superstar voice. Your voice sounds like a logo – like Jennifer Hudson’s voice is a logo, like Beyonce’s voice is a logo, Kate Bush’s voice is a logo. You have that uniqueness to your voice!” – Will.i.am. www.jadedaniellewilliams.com
Mandy Woods, who we saw greatly entertaining the crowds at a festival last summer, and a fine songwriter, singer and guitarist whose stories and humour shine. A seasoned writer and performer in both Europe and America, she spent a decade in Austin, Texas, where she sang with fellow singer songwriter L L Straughan. Later she made a return visit to the States in 2010, drawn to Nashville, Tennessee, where she wrote several songs with singer songwriter Terri Calderon. Mandy has performed in the UK with accomplished guitarist Harry Brzezinski; with Amanda Burgess in the duo Bluebird; with Jayne Ingles in Yellow Rose; and with Annie Greig in The Mockingbirds. She has played a number of gigs with talented Brighton-based multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Glasson. www.mandywoods.me
Julio JAK is a young guitarist not yet out of his teens, who has already attracted the attention of Oli Brown and Eric Clapton, and who is making his Troubadour Club debut in July 2019, as Moonshine Presents seeks to encourage musicians of all ages. www.JulioJAK.uk