Since making his debut, UK-based artist and songwriter, Sam Handy has delivered stellar hit after stellar hit. His latest single, Done, produced by Ed Stokes, is a firecracker of a neo soul jam. It eases you in with the vibrant funk-dripping grooves before the weight of the no-prisoners-taken-lyricism grips you. Sam sets himself apart in the pop charts by keeping his focus on instrumental ability and songwriting, with minimal production, to give his sound an all-consuming live feel. His narratively sniping lyrics and old-school blues pop vocals will be a big hit with any fans of John Mayer, Tom Misch and D’Angelo. He has already received high praise from Jeff Beck, been lauded by the BBC and won over crowds in his hometown shows. Sam Handy started penning songs in 2016; a year later, during a studio session in Newbury, he ran into producer Ed Stokes, who collaborated on his hit song, She Lit Up the Floor; they’ve worked together ever since. The Reading-based artist released his debut single, Maple Syrup, in 2016; with the successive releases, he moved into a more experimental alt-pop territory; a style and sound that comes naturally to the up and coming singer-songwriter. His next single is in production, and it is due to be released in March 2022.
Acoustic Indie folk band. Performing songs that will make you listen and sounds which will make you think. Our songs gives an insight a personal transformation across genders and relationships. We are active supporters of LGBT+ equality, specifically around transgender rights. Recent performances include Alphabet Soup, Oxjam Reading, Reading Pride, Readipop festival, Are you Listening Festival, Reading Beer Festival. Here comes the sun Festival, Trans Pride Brighton, Brighton Pride, Supporting Suede's Richard Oakes' ArtMagic and an Official Artist for Independent Venue Week 2020 & 2022
Building off a packed 2021 where THIRD LUNG never stood still. Their powerful live performances reached new heights with such notable dates as: A SOLD OUT Headline show at hometown favourite, The Purple Turtle. Lakefest, Herefordshire, UK. Wokingham Festival. Loddfest (A brand new 1 day festival which the band built in partnership with The Loddon Brewery and headlined to another SOLD OUT crowd) O2 Academy Islington (Main Support to The Wendy James Band) AYL? Festival, Reading UK. EP Launch Party. The Facebar, Reading UK. Alongside this THIRD LUNG released a string of anthemic new singles from their critically acclaimed ep DIALOGUES OF THE FATAL FEW . 2021 saw I A FIRE, HOLD THE LINE, WHAT IS A LIFE?, CLIMB and THE ART OF STEALING hit the airwaves turning many media heads. BBC Intro, Amazing Radio, Sirius XM, BBC Radio nan Gàidheal, Soho Radio and Islington Radio just a few among them. Looking ahead to 2022. THIRD LUNG have a loaded release schedule yet again. With 5 new singles planned culminating in their anticipated Debut Album GAMEPLAY set for release in November. The year also promises exciting Live shows. Already confirmed include; The Purple Turtle, Lakefest, Wokingham Festival and Loddfest. “The band stay true to their stadium filling sound, pumping out anthemic chorus and cluster bombing guitar sounds. If you’re not aware of THIRD LUNG yet where have you been?” - Tom Bright Music PRESS TRACK OF THE WEEK BBC INTRODUCING “This is so good we just had to play it. What a track by THIRD LUNG” BBC Introducing (Alex West) “I love this band and I hope you will too!” BBC Introducing (Nicky Booty) “With all this quality you really do get the feeling that THIRD LUNG are building towards something truly BIG” Amazing Radio (Charlie Ashcroft) “What a wicked band this is” “I love these guys and this track is phenomenal” Islington Radio (Rowena Alice) BEST BAND AWARD 2021 (Radio Wigwam)
A singer/songwriter from Leigh-on-sea, Essex. Jay performs regular slots at some of Essex's top bars and restaurants! He is recognised for a style similar to James Arthur, and vocal influences such as Michael Bublé and James Morrison! Jay Won Genting's Got Talent a few years back, and has since done several collaborations and has written and recorded and released his first EP. Previously a male model for Calvin Klein, Harrods and MTV. 10 years ago he started writing and performing music professionally and has grown his set list to over 150 acoustic songs (4+ hours) covering everything from Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Maroon 5, to Stevie Wonder, Oasis and Kings of Leon and he also performs his own unique acoustic garage and dance classic mash up! definitely something for everyone. -Professional Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist. -Plays Piano, Raps, Beatboxes and does voice overs and Impersonations in spare time. -Actor, Male Model and Video Model experience -Full BOSE PA equipment (200+ audience capacity), Shure BETA 58A microphone, Taylor Big Baby electro acoustic guitar. -Full public liability insurance including equipment insurance. -Full UK Driving license and vehicle -Available for all occasions, local, national, and international (full uk passport).
Inspired by the likes of The National and U2, Will Purdue draws from his combined influences, creating his own brand of Alt-rock / Americana. Will has already been championed by regional BBC stations across the UK, and his festival performances include Celtic Connections (Glasgow Concert Hall) and London Blues Fest.
I met the Jamma crew at a gig in Manchester, and after getting to know them was invited to be the regional 'Jambassador' for Essex, UK. As an artist it's been great and they really helped me to push my latest single. As a 'Jambassador; they sent me a ton of free merch and personalised business cards and pay for me to check out gigs in my region to sign up artists and venues! I also was invited to perform on their professionally filmed podcast series, 'The Jamma Show' which was not only great fun but also a great way to get my music out to my fans!
We have recently signed up to Jamma and love that we can have a dedicated page for our band and also individual pages allowing us to advertise ourselves for solo work and showcase our material as a group and as separate band members. It's also great to be able to find potential new band members and stand in DEP musicians as and when we need them
The Crooked 45
I registered with Jamma before the launch and I was lucky enough to perform at their '331' launch event. Since going live I have used the website to build an artist page and upload all my content as well as connect to find paid gigs! It's super easy to use and they have always been there to support me whenever needed. Not only have I found paid work, but I have also been featured on podcasts and various special marketing projects which have been great for exposure, especially in these uncertain times. Jamma also takes 0% commission on anything I earn through the platform, and it's even free to use right now!
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