As some people may be aware, Let It Happen has now branched out into the live music scene as we delve into the promotion of up and coming artists. We will be revealing all the details on this process in due time, but now we would like to introduce our first acts for our very first show!
There will be a suggested donation of £3 on the door and we expect it to be an exciting, and brilliant night!
So therefore, we introduce to you our first trio of acts!
Headliners – Idle Hours
Forming in November last year, Idle Hours are a four piece indie rock/pop band who formed at Bimm Manchester all sharing the same ambitions of joining a band. Idle Hours began when lead singer Jack Waldron met guitarist Tom Ashton in one of his lectures. Jack shared his rough demos, and the two knuckled down to tweak the recordings, and with the introduction of Alex Needham (bass) and Jimmy Brown (drums), the lineup was complete.
Idle Hours blend melodic indie pop and surf rock inflicted with dreamy guitars and loud choruses, giving a bedroom pop appearance, yet fresh and exhilarating. The band take influences from a range of artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Blur, Wolf Alice yet also combine the sounds of the artistic Londoners Gengahr and American bedroom pop artist Soccer Mommy to create their unique style.
The band are currently in the studio recording multiple tracks, with their debut single firmly on the horizon. Idle Hours, since forming last November have already graced the famous Ritz in Manchester, and have performed at The Eagle Inn supporting Plymouth based band, Chay Snowden. The band have also played venues such as Night people and Jimmy’s. They have supported Sisteray in the past month, and with more shows in the pipeline, along with the recent release of their debut single ‘Powder White’, the future is looking bright for Idle Hours. We are delighted to welcome them as our debut headliners.
You can listen to their debut release ‘Powder White’ on Spotify, or listen on YouTube here:
Main Support – Sequin Sally
Sequin Sally are an ethereal dream pop act hailing from Manchester. The band formed in May 2017 through studying together at BIMM Manchester. Sal (singer/songwriter) brought everyone together as she had a backlog of songs written since she was 15 but didn’t want to perform them on her own to an electronic track, so she asked her good friends to play with her and eventually join together to co-write future songs. Sayon is the drummer, Katie on keys/BVs, Couper on lead guitar, Jake on bass.
First support – Samsara
Samsara officially formed in Macclesfield in 2017, originally consisting of drummer Joe Gillan, guitarist/vocalist Ewan Skidmore, keyboardist Simon Montalvo and bassist Luke Chapman. With the addition of vocalist Joe Hatton earlier on this year, the line-up was complete. Their style is a blend of indie and punk, with a bit of grunge thrown in. There are some obvious influences, the likes of Oasis and Nirvana, however, some other influences stem from the psychedelic punk like the Butthole Surfers to 80s electro-pop like Gary Numan; they take these influences and blend them with their own developing artistry.
Their songwriting changes from song to song, some of which has been
written entirely by a single member, while others have been written from jams in rehearsal, meaning their style and genre is constantly changing with it. After the show, the band’s main plan will be to spend much more time rehearsing and getting enough material together to record a few of their own songs as our set currently is a little more cover heavy than we would like. They already have a few songs in the pipeline so stay tuned for material from this exciting young band.
You can find out more about Samsara and be the first to hear when their music comes out by following their Facebook page here.