Hosting the Ticketweb night was new music venue Kamio in Old Street. Promising a night of new music and new bands, the show started with London Duo IDER.
Right from the start Megan and Lily had the crowd in the palm of their hands instantly pulling in every single person in the room with their mellow sound.
‘Millions‘ has the whole crowd staring up to the stage in awe, to the crystal clear sound of their voices that is effortlessly blended with chilled out synth-pop tunes.
Showing off their versatility, IDER surprise with the upbeat song ‘King Ruby‘, which is an instant guarantor for happiness and the perfect soundtrack to the long gone relaxed days in the sunshine.
The standout moment of IDER’s set however, was an a capella version of their debut track ‘Sorry‘, that brilliantly showed of their gorgeous harmonies.
These girls will surely be the soundtrack of a lot of people’s summer 2017!
Don’t miss IDER live at #TGE17, check out their sets on Thursday 18th MAy 2017 at 9:30pm, Patterns Downstairs. Or catch them live Friday night 19th May 2017, at Wagner Hall, 9pm!
Next up were Colchester duo Plaitum, that bring dark electro pop to Kamio.
Mixing the eerie cries of front woman Abi Dersiley with the dark atmospheric sounds of producer Matt Canham, Plaitum remind of a dark Chvrches mixed with weirdness of Crystal Castles.
Plaitum turn the place into a electro haven, including a big light show and loads of smoke for added mystery!
These two have a lot of potential, so keep your eyes peeled.
Make sure to catch Plaitum live at #TGE17 on Thursday, 7;15pm at The Arch!
Headlining the showcase was Austrian singer songwriter James Hersey who easily charms the crowd. James doesn’t keep it a secret that he is excited to be headlining the night and the fans return the love as they surprise him with a great sing-along to ‘What I’ve Done‘.
Keeping it simple with classic yet amazing rock songs, liking James’ music comes naturally. Tracks like ‘Coming Over‘ and ‘How Hard I Try‘ are instant feel good songs that also highlight James Hersey’s talent as a great story teller.
Having drawn the biggest crowd of the night, James’ gorgeous voice gets one last time to shine as he closes the night with his new single ‘Miss You‘.
It is no secret that the futures shines bright on the musical horizon for the talented James Hersey.
Don’t miss James Hersey at #TGE17! He is two sets on 18th May 2017, 2pm at Prince Albert and later that night at 10:15pm at The Arch.
The first night of Great Escape’s ‘FIRST FIFTY’ showcases was a massive success, let’s see what night number two has to offer!