'Showcase', the acoustic sessions

Featured Artists

1 x 3 song set

Emma Edel


Emma Edel is an emerging independent Pop artist hailing from Kerry, currently based in London.

She recently performed alongside Robert Grace for iRadio’s iLoveIrish Live, supported Lyra in the INEC Club, opened for True Tides in Mike The Pies & supported Skinny Living at The Soundhouse. She also took to the stage for a sell-out performance of her first hometown headline show at St Michael’s Church last March with a full band performance.

Learning piano from a young age, it was at 15 she began writing songs which became an outlet during her teens. In 2014 Emma made the move to Dublin, where she explored her songwriting and sound, attended BIMM and played with different songwriters and bands. She spent lockdown at home in Kerry, writing and releasing music. Emma Edel is currently in London to pursue her music career, doing writing sessions, recording and playing live.

Jamie Bennett


Jamie Bennet is an Irish singer-songwriter and producer.

Taking inspiration from an eclectic mix of artists such as D’angelo and the Soulquarians to James Blake and Massive Attack, Bennett connects the dots with a mixture of creative production and his signature vocal style.

Teaching hmself to play keys and produce from his bedroom, Bennett has begun making a name for himself on the underground scene, becoming a regular of the open mic and jam session circuit around London.

With his sights set firmly on a career as an artist and producer, Bennett is currently working on his music and producing for Italian singer Erica Macchi.

Josh Hill


el indio is the solo project of singer-songwriter Joshua Sunil Liam Hill.

Although born and raised in London, Josh’s soul has always longed to be elsewhere. Floating in the space of an alternate reality, Americana daydream, Josh’s songwriting is inspired by ideas of undying hope, personal growth, and navigating life’s current.

Josh firmly places his sound inside the honest yet weird and mystical realm of indie-folk and is heavily inspired by songwriters such as Robin Pecknold, Phoebe Bridgers and Sam Fender to name a few. Currently he is focusing on recording material for his debut release.

Lydia Haile


Lydia Haile is a singer-songwriter raised in Las Vegas and based in London. As influenced by India Arie, Cleo Sol, and Leif Vollebekk, Lydia writes acoustic indie/R&B songs about identity, belonging, and community.

Sonia Elisheva


Over the past two years, British singer-songwriter Sonia Elisheva has become one of the most promising up-and-coming artists under the jazz-umbrella. Whilst her collaborations with LVDS and Wolfgang Lohr have given her a platform in the Electro-Swing world, she has also made a name for herself as an independent jazz artist receiving support from BBC Introducing: The South, with singles “U Look Like Danger” and “Amore” becoming tracks of the day.

Described by one music critic as “the girl with the golden voice”, Sonia’s unique vocals and tongue-in-cheek lyrical style have earned her features on the Spotify Jazz UK, New Music Friday UK and Fresh Finds Jazz playlists.

She has also dazzled audiences around the country with her electrifying live performances, most notably headlining the iconic Troubadour in West London and New Music Monday night at prestigious London venue, The Ned.



Calon is the artist name for Adam Lewis, a singer-songwriter originally from South-West Wales.

Now based in London, he has been pursuing live music ranging from local open mics to playing larger venues such as The Troubadour and The Bedford.

His hairpin guitar melodies & candid lyrics transport audiences to personal honest snapshots; with songwriting described as “soulful and reflective”, and live performances that “balance sophistication and sincerity”, Calon invites you to the birthplace of each song.

‘Matryoshka’, is his 5th and most recent single release; inspired by the ending of a momentary relationship, the track explores the reminiscences of a lover wanting to move on, but struggling to do so as he reflects. It is a sobering look on a love that once was, but also the kind of love that teaches us a lot about ourselves and who we can be.

Calon has previously supported acts such as The Heavy Heavy, Sans Soucis, Neev and Anna Nokomis.


5th April 2023

The Spice of Life

6 Moor St, Soho
London, W1D 5NA

Doors: 19.00

Entry: Free

the acoustic sessions