Quintessenz - less than three - album release show
Quintessenz + Sebastian Mayor + Hugo Cottu + Helena Deans
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
Quintessenz merge ‘70s progressive rock with elements of indie-pop and find their inspiration in artists like Pink Floyd and Radiohead.
Their debut album 'less than three‘ will be out on 10 January 2020 and count as the band‘s largest achievement so far.
Quintessenz count two EP releases ("V" in 2016 and "Ellipsis" in 2017), more than 70 live shows and an upcoming debut album release to their greatest successes. With "Ellipsis" they have charted the Swiss national album charts at number 18 and expanded their regional reach. After having moved to the UK for their education at BIMM London they have recorded two singles with Pete Smith (Grammy-award winning producer for The Police, Joe Cocker, Stevie Wonder amongst others).
Their debut-album's first single "Stress" (prod. by Pete Smith) was followed by the release of a music video on 16 October. "Stress" is being played in more than six nationally spread radio stations in Switzerland as well as the Swiss national radio station SRF3. Also the single collects radio plays in London from Riverside Radio and Hoxton Radio and in Germany from Radio Dreyeckland. Quintessenz promotion tour features gigs in four countries incl. cities such as London, Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, Zurich and Basel.
19 year old Singer-Songwriter based in London. Jazz and Latin influenced Pop musician.
Hugo Cottu is a English/French guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer of 20 years old.
He grew up in South West London and has received a multi-cultural education and exposure to music. Though the rolling stones have been the main trigger of his passion at the age of 14, his inspiration is now coming from a wide musical range across different times and styles.
He mainly started as a guitar player, being influenced by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Tom Misch, Mac DeMarco. Hugo is becoming a multi-instrumentalist turning to singing, song writing and production.
His first EP, being released as a DIY artist, is coming with a producer angle mostly inspired from Jazzy beats, to lo-fi rock tunes. It is the result of the artist experimenting with different genres of music. Inviting different singers to the board, such as Loria Boban, a funk/soul musician and Alison Salens from Tuk Tuk Thailand, a trip hop experimental band based in Belgium. Each songs have a different character but it is Hugo's production that gives the EP a sound continuity
The Danish singer-songwriter and pianist, draws influence from Jazz, R&B and Traditional Soul. Live, Helena Deans will get you moving with her energetic trio or hold the room in silence during an intimate solo performance. Since her early releases in 2017, she has been making a name for herself around the London music scene showcasing her distinct Nu Jazz sound. Deans has recorded her anticipated live album, ready for 2020.