'Speakeasy' showcase & open mic

Guest Artists

1 x 3 song set

Matt Gilbertson


Drawing on influences across a multitude of genres, Matt Gilbertson began writing songs at the age of 10 and combines pop, blues, jazz and folk to create a sound that is just as catchy as it is unique.



Coco (Federica Lonati) was born in Brescia (Italy) but has been living in London for around 10 years. She is a soul/pop singer songwriter, pianist and guitarist.

Coco has been playing and studying piano since childhood, and later also took up singing. She was born into a family with a passion and love for music.

Her influences initially came from home but eventually expanded to encompass her experiences in London: Gospel, Lauryn Hill, Alicia keys, Neo Soul, Jorja Smith, Adele, Jessie Reyez… Coco points to a range of sources that led to her discovering her own personal style of composition and songwriting.

Coco has recently published her demo on all major platforms, she is fullfiled to have created somethig that represents where she is at and that expresses herself in all respects, in a simple and honest way.



Nially is a singer/songwriter from Ireland. Growing up in a very musical family, he has been involved in music from an early age. He started gigging in bars & restaurants from the age of 16 around his hometown. He got the opportunity in January 2019 to spend a few nights gigging in Augsburg, Germany which was a fantastic opportunity for him.

Writing and creating his own material has always been a big passion. In June 2020 he released a demo of one of his original songs and received an outstanding reaction, which persuaded him further to get into the studio.

His debut single, ‘I Want It All’ released in January 2021, amassed over 10,000 streams in it’s first 4 weeks and received support across a number of radio stations in Ireland such as Spin South West, Radio Kerry, Red FM, Dublin City FM and FM104 it also reached listeners across Europe, the UK and the US. Genres such as Rock, Indie & Pop have all had a great impact and influence on his music and sound of today.

Check out his new single ‘Four Years’ now on all streaming platforms!



New to the open mic scene, Poppy is a young, London/Liverpool based folk-pop singer-songwriter. Currently a solo performer with her acoustic guitar, Poppy’s music has a unique tone, combining pop, folk, indie and emotional sounds.

Through song, Poppy speaks from her heart, addressing themes of loneliness, love and the inner workings of the mind.

Leon Benson

singer - songwriter

20 year old Leon Benson is a singer/songwriter and frontman for the band ‘something in the lake’. Based in the South-East he draws influences from the likes of Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake and Adrienne Lenker.

His solo project debut release is to be announced in the coming months.


3rd Aug 2022

The Spice of Life

6 Moor St, Soho
London, W1D 5NA

Doors: 19.00

Entry: Free

the acoustic sessions