We’re delighted to welcome West London rising stars at Riverside Studios for an intimate evening of live music in the River Room. We’ll be joined by four young, talented singer-songwriters, poets and creatives who will be performing their latest acoustic songs.
About the artists
Louella Lucas is a singer/songwriter based in London and Cambridge. Influenced by the sounds of Laura Marling, Beabadoobee and Celeste, her songs are equal part confessional lyrics, warmth and wit. She released her debut single ‘Distance’ earlier this year, and is hoping to release an EP in the coming months.
Roman Lewis is a London based punk poet, who writes in both English and French. His debut release My First Failed Fairytale is an emotionally expansive double EP that channels both a deep sensitivity and a vibrant sense of youth. Released just before lockdown, Roman was unable to tour the project and spent much of the pandemic writing and arranging alone in his room instead. The result is a debut album’s worth of songs, much of which he will share in the intimate form of just his voice and instrument.
Amal Khalidi is a multi-disciplinary artist based in South East London, exploring stories through the medium of music, poetry and performance. Inspired by the chaos of London, Amal’s music sits acoustically on keys, guitar and ukulele while warm vocals walk you through the nonsensical nature of the everyday. They use a combination of poetry and spoken word in their music, as a means of crossing boundaries.
Jacob Benhayoun is an aspiring singer-songwriter from Northampton. Inspired by the diverse sounds of those such as Paolo Nutini, Bon Iver, and other indie-acoustic artists, his music and style are distinctly romantic. He places great importance on lyricism, layering them over stripped back, minimalist instrumentals that move a listener.