Absent Kelly Introducing: Sahara Dam + The Parkas + Twin + Monk + Handsome Jack’s Showband
Doors 7pm – click here to buy tickets.
This November, promoters Absent Kelly return to the Amersham Arms to fill it’s stage with some of the best Alternative Rock and Indie from London and beyond.
On the evening’s bill is Sahara Dam. Sahara Dam are a female fronted Alt/Rock quartet from Reading. The delicate yet powerful vocals of frontwoman, Hannah are a stark contrast to the heavy and dark guitars, but somehow works perfectly. Despite being fairly new to the scene, the band have already played on some of London’s best grass roots stages, including The Workshop, Spice of Life and Alleycat.
Joining us from Kent to provide support is the Parkas, playing Britpop inspired Indie Rock, or ‘Modern Mod’, that has been gaining them a fair bit of attention at the moment. The band’s debut single “Home” has just been released and has already been picked up by BBC Introducing as well as being chosen to perform at this year’s Isle of Wight Festival. With plenty more in the pipeline, we recommend you keep your eye on these guys, we’re sure they’re gonna be huge pretty soon!
Another Kent band on the bill is Twin, an Alt/Indie quartet, who specialise in Jam-esque jaunty Indie tunes with a country/bluesy edge. The band have already gained attention, playing on the stages of the best known grass roots venues the Capital has to offer, including 229, Surya and the Lexington. The band’s latest EP “Instant Coffee with Sour Cream” is available to listen to on the band’s Soundcloud and it’s a corker. We strongly recommend a listen.
We’ll also be joined by Monk. This London based band play psych inspired alt/rock that draws on many different styles that can be heard throughout their set, with elements of shoegaze, ska and prog all mixing together to produce something undeniably Monk. The band haven’t been on the scene long but have already impressed crowds at some of London’s staple grass roots venues including the Comedy, the New Cross Inn and the Brixton Windmill.
Opening the show is is Handsome Jack’s Showband. Having played together for a number of years, this London quartet are no strangers to the stage and play a mixture of originals and covers of some of your favourite rock classics, as well as some you wouldn’t expect. Over the years, the band have played at many London staple venues including the Bird’s Nest and the Dublin Castle and provided everyone with a right good time at ‘Chilled Out in a Field Festival’ this summer. Prepare to dance.
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