Unsigned Sessions – March 2018
As March drew to a close, we ended the month on a high note with yet another smashingly successful Unsigned Session at Cambridge Audio’s Melomania event space! We had two more incredible acts hit the stage, showcasing fantastic talent and brilliant songwriting, selected from our Best of March playlist curated by Believe Distribution Services.
First to the Melomania stage was Carmody (who just so happens to feature on our limited edition Best of Unsigned vinyl curated by Newton Faulkner out later this month!) Hailing from southeast London, she admits that while there were signs that music was her calling, she chose to do an English literature degree instead. But destiny called and following the end of a rocky relationship, she chose to pursue her music and writing completely. Her performance was thrilling, with her unique and soaring voice lofting high over the audience, perfectly punctuating her personal and heartfelt lyrics. When we asked Carmody what she thought of the platform we provide cost-free to independent artists she said “I’ve never been a part of anything with a one million-plus subscriber list, so I imagine that’s going to be amazing!”
Rounding out the afternoon we had a performance from Tom Dunne. The decision to be a music maker was a bit of a last minute one for Tom, who had been on a path towards academics when a friend convinced him to change paths, taking a four-year course in Popular Music Performance, which he is just on the cusp of completing. Tom was recently selected from the Richer Unsigned pool of artists to perform at Believe’s Alternative Great Escape Festival stage in May, which we are extremely proud of! We asked Tom if he thought what we do with our Unsigned platform is valuable to artists: “Definitely. There’s so many people in the middle who try to take a cut, which can be frustrating at times because it can be a barrier between your end goal.” Tom and his band well and truly brought down the house with their Unsigned performance! With a sound that is equal parts smooth R&B and up-beat jazz cool, it’s little wonder why Believe selected Tom to grace their festival stage!
As always, a big thanks to all the music fans who flocked to the venue for this intimate event, we love seeing music fans connecting with new and exciting music. See you next month!