Acoustix ft Kev Osman
Get an acoustic fix of original material from some of the area’s developing artists and accomplished performers.
Kev Osman is a thinker, and when he’s not thinking, he’s writing songs.
Whether or not the act of song writing requires conscious thought is open to debate of course, and one gets the feeling Osman would happily discuss this with you until the early hours of the morning, along with life, the universe and the current shortage of bees.
It is this concerned curiosity that provides the substance behind Osman’s simplistic yet emotive works. Works which have won songwriting awards and critical acclaim alike.
Mercury prize nominee Johnny Bramwell described him as “a master of lyrical phrasing” while Ivor Novello winner Boo Hewerdine declared Osman’s song ‘Square One’ as the greatest of its year (excluding his own of course).
This understandably, could all be conceived as ‘blowing smoke’, but upon witnessing his live performance it makes perfect sense. It’s genuine, he really does care – and that, like laughter, is infectious.
At 18 years old, Naomi Combes has already recorded seven of her original songs in session at Maida Vale Studios with BBC Introducing, as well supported chart artist Ella Eyre.
Last year she won the title of ‘Best Female Solo Performer’ in the Salisbury Music Awards with her music being described as a bluesy, soulful twist to modern songwriting, with mature and thought-provoking lyrics
Soul and Blues singer-songwriter Ed Allen has been performing since early 2013 as part of his 3 piece band ‘The Ed Allen Trio’.
The energetic trio laid their roots in open mic and showcase nights in and around Alton as well as supporting other bands and artists.
The majority of the work performed by Ed, either as a solo act or with the trio, is self-penned, with the group sometimes performing covers of songs by a wide range of artists.
The original songs blend Soul, Blues, Funk and RnB with modern day influences creating an energetic and original sound.
They are now starting to reach a bigger audience and are working on a debut E.P.