Speakeasy (open mic)

Guest Artists

1 x 3 song set

Luke Askew


Luke moved from Suffolk to London with a dream! Living and producing in a warehouse attic by day and singing for new audiences every night, his goal is to provide music that is of the highest standard.

He won the title of: ‘East Anglian Young Composer of the Year,’ when he was 17 and also was a finalist in the following year’s: ‘Young Composer’s competition’ from the Royal Philharmonic Society, London. This gained him a scholarship into The Purcell School of Music during the Summer of 2018.

Luke is currently working on a stream of singles, the first being released on the 6th of May called: ‘You Seem Like Someone I Need.’ In April, the accompanying music video was shot in North Norfolk. The single focuses on a theme of relationships that sustain you, be it with yourself; a parent or close friends.



Bisola is an award winning singer songwriter whose music has been described by popular music blog Earmilk as ‘rousing, alluring and soul lifting all at once’.
Bisola has received airplay on a host of radio shows including BBC Introducing Radio South who have selected several of her releases as their Track of the Day.
She has performed at well known venues like the Notting Hill Arts Club, Zigfrid Von Underbelly, Proud Camden, Eddie’s Attic (USA) and at various music festivals including Buryfields, Surbiton and Beacon festivals. 
With a passion to touch and motivate people through infectious hooks and life affirming messages, Bisola’s pipeline of new music and live performances is definitely one to keep an eye on.

Kirk Gross


Kirk Gross is a British-American folksinger and songwriter from Wiltshire, UK. He is influenced by classic songwriters, the likes of Paul Simon, John Prine, and Woody Guthrie, alongside contemporary artists such as Sufjan Stevens and Dallas Green.

Kirk writes straightforward personal songs with confessional sensibilities along with re-tellings of Americana and British folklore.



Buyinza is an afrobeats soul singer based in London, UK. Born and raised in Uganda she started singing and dancing in school then church and now here in the big world. 
My self expression has grown through rock, hiphop, reggae to just vibes. I have been performing in different live jams around London post covid and nothing lifts me more than lifting others off their seats through song. 

Mark Villarosa


Mark Villarosa is a singer/songwriter born in Manila, Philippines and lived most of his life in London.

He has written, produced and released several EP’s online and describes his music as a fusion of alternative rock and pop.

Speakeasy (open mic)

4th May 2022

The Spice of Life

6 Moor St, Soho
London, W1D 5NA

Doors: 19.00

Entry: Free

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