Impressive By The Sea: A Showcase Of Some Fantastic New Bands @ The Alternative Great Escape Festival in Brighton
FRIDAY 20TH MAY - 12PM – 4PM - FREE ENTRY (NO WRISTBANDS REQUIRED)
Established over 22 years ago, Impressive PR helped launch the careers of some of the UK’s greatest band talent. We broke new artists such as Coldplay and Snow Patrol through their early releases, took Muse from an unknown band through 6 album campaigns to being one of the biggest bands in the world. Worked iconic albums for the likes of Morcheeba and Moloko, turned around British public opinion on UK rockers Bush and looked after the pr careers of Cooper Temple Clause, A Man Called Adam and a range of heritage artists from Midge Ure, St Etienne, The Zombies, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Human League and many more.
Last year we held our debut showcase by the sea during the 2015 Great Escape, a varied selection of our new talent showcases to public, industry and media alike, some going on to have a great year, such as Ekkoes whose forthcoming album release has already had premieres on The Independent, EQ, 1883, Clash and were tipped as ones to watch by The Guardian. The Zombies embarking on the campaign for their recent album ‘Still Got That Hunger’ headlined last years the event, attracting a full house with a great review from 6 music and a stellar year of coverage that has helped reinvigorate the bands career.
This year Impressive are proud to present some of our current new artists, who we believe have what it takes to stand out from the crowd. Our opening act Pete Gardiner is an Irish singer song writer, whose satirical lyrics underpinned by well constructed indie/ pop tunes will make a delightful way to start the day over coffee and croissants in the bar. Pete toured with Lawson last year and played to thousands at local radio festivals throughout the Summer. He’s currently in the studio putting the finishing touches to his new album and writing a film score with members of Clannad.
Next up a change of tempo with Normanton Street, contemporary Soul/ Funk and Brightons own answer to The Brand New Heavies. Dan Shears and The Velveteen Orkestra take us through lunchtime with a quirky down-tempo early Muse sound to theatrical string backdrops. Hotly tipped by Line of Best fit Jennifer Evans gets us into the afternoon with her unique take on alternative folk, followed by the electronic fashonista duo from Montreal Milk and Bone, already amassing a great digital following.
The party ends with headline act The Hummingbirds, a five piece from Liverpool who’ve been selling out their tour dates and getting great video premieres and reviews from the likes of; Gigwise, The Telegraph, The Independent, Q Mag, Never Enough Notes, Americana UK and many more for the release of their recent Album ‘Pieces of You’. Their new single ‘Emma’ is out on June 17th and when the whistling starts you won’t be able to get that tune out of your head! The legendary DJ and Quietus journalist that is Simon Price will be providing DJ support throughout.