ICON Outlet is a platform for new music talent
Just a stones throw from one of the world’s most famous main stages, a hand picked line up of new music talent have an exciting platform at the launch of The O2’s newest attraction; ICON Outlet.
Blending world-class entertainment, with world-class style under The O2’s world famous roof, ICON is a shopping experience to make you feel like a star.
From opening day on Saturday 20 October until Sunday 4 November, this varied and exciting programme of talent will be performing at ICON Outlet.
There will be two slots each day for shoppers to enjoy some electrifying new music: the anchor slot at 12.30pm-1pm and then the afternoon slot from 5pm-5.30pm.
Week One (20-25 October)
Week one see’s Georgia & The Vintage Youth occupying the Anchor slot (12.30pm-1pm) with other artists joining each afternoon for the later slot (5pm-5.30pm).
At just 22 years of age, Georgia has already mastered a retro jazz/swing style of music that is both vintage and fresh (hence the name of the band). It’s contagious and subconsciously gets you tapping your feet (think Jools Holland or Paolo Nutini).
20 October (5pm-5.30pm): LAKY
With her clever lyricism, raw maturity and laidback pop with folky undertones, LAKY, previously known as Kyla Stroud, is sure to charm you. Taking inspiration from eclectic 70s and 80s music, including classics like Earth Wind and Fire, Joni Mitchell and even Dolly Parton, as well as more current names such as LP, Christine and The Queens and John Mayer, LAKY has created her very own sound and is about to explode on the scene.
21 October(5pm-5.30pm): Mark Sullivan
Mark was a finalist for Government backed ‘Rock The House’ before winning the soloist category at The Bedford and performing at the Houses Of Parliament Guest Rooms and an exclusive VIP show at the US Ambassadors residence at Winfield House, London.
Since then Mark has played shows at Ronnie Scotts, The Hard Rock Cafe, Century Club, Farr Festival, Marylebone Summer Festival, Rhythms Of The World. Mark has since played The Big Feastival (20,000) and Camper Calling (6,000).
22 October (5pm-5.30pm): Hollie Rogers
An exceptional singer, songwriter and guitarist with a magnificent and powerful voice. Hollie has performed at Glastonbury, Boardmasters, Port Eliot, The Great Escape Festival 2017 and supported the likes of Suzanne Vega, Midge Ure, Paolo Nutini and Ben Howard.
Hollie’s latest EP ‘The Body To Ground’ (released in 2017) was produced by four-time Grammy-nominated James McMillan.
23 October (5pm-5.30pm): Lots Holloway
Multi-instrumentalist Lots Holloway writes and produces catchy indie-pop tunes. Her talent for song writing shines through in clever lyrics, strong melodies and memorable songs that manage to stay with you long after you first hear them.
Based around live instruments (drums, guitar and bass) with clever layers of sounds from the freaky and psychedelic end of the spectrum. All this adds up to something truly fresh and original.
24 October (5pm-5.30pm): Matt Gurry
With a new wave indie folk/rock sound, Matt Gury, the first half of Belle Roscoe, has performed in over 169 festivals and clubs throughout Europe, America, UK and performed onstage with some of the best Cuban musicians in Havana in January 2017.
With his sister, they were the first Australian band to close the Cannes Film Festival Cinema de la Plage stage, and have performed for crowds of 45,000.
25 October (5pm-5.30pm): Robert J Hunter
Island born Robert J. Hunter combines his gruff and powerful voice with the wild thud of overdriven blues guitar.
Robert has supported the likes of Wilko Johnson, The Animals, Kris Barras and Sari Schorr, as well as being a regular on the UK and Europe festival circuit.
Week Two (26 October – 4 November)
Week two brings a regular daily anchor slot (12.30pm-1pm) from Joe Slater. With 6 instruments under his belt and musical inspirations from The Beatles, The Boss and Oasis… Joe blurs the lines between Blues, Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Joe is making serious waves in London, performing at the first year anniversary of The Ned, the launch of Soho House White City, The Cornbury Festival, the Hard Rock Cafe stage at the Isle of Wight festival 2018, and at the very top of The View from The Shard.
26 October (5pm-5.30pm): Melissa Bel
Melissa Bel has been captivating audiences and listeners her whole life with her soulful voice. Since 2010, the Toronto-bred, UK-based artist has released 4 albums, headlined a solo tour of Germany, toured as a backup singer for Francesco Yates, appeared as a finalist on “La Voix” (Canada’s “The Voice”), and opened for Tegan and Sara, Matthew Good, Joey Landreth and Maverick Sabre.
27 October (5pm-5.30pm): Steve Young
Steve’s music is magnetic fusion of acoustic pop and alternative country with a “powerful & Incredible voice”. He toured with Darren Hayes (the former front man for Savage Garden) all over the world from The Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, all across Europe, Canada, the USA to Sydney State Theatre.
He has opened shows for Tom Odell and Carlene Carter (daughter of Johnny Cash’s wife June Carter) and performed with Lionel Richie on the Graham Norton Show.
28 October (5pm-5.30pm): Katy Hurt
American culture is stamped on Katy’s soul from a childhood living there before moving to England to share her love of Nashville sounds. Katy spent 2017 performing at 100+ shows, including the Great Escape Festival and C2C Festival at the O2 arena.
Her single “Love You More” was Number 1 on the iTunes Country Charts and she has recorded in very notable studios such as Metropolis, Abbey Road, Sun Studios and Monnow Valley.
1 November (5pm-5.30pm): Louise Golbey
Louise has developed a solid reputation within the UK soul scene performing regularly at many legendary venues such as Ronnie Scotts, The Hippodrome, the Jazz Cafe.
She has performed at Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight Festival and shared stages with many established artists including;- Ed Sheeran (who is also in one of her music videos), Jessie J, Paloma Faith, Lianne La Havas, and Katy B.
2 November (5pm-5.30pm): Katie Plus Juan
Their soulfully versatile voices and intuitive connection with one another are what gains them fans at every performance. They have performed at The Globe Theatre and The BT Tower and have supported artists such as John Cooper Clark, Dodgy, Toyah Wilcox, Bonnie Tyler and Belinda Carlisle.
3 November (5pm-5.30pm): JoCee
Having placed her musical faith in vintage Motown and Jazz from a young age, Jocee seamlessly carries this cool into her contemporary new sound. Think Joss Stone meets Jocelyn Brown in a Jazz Café in London, and herald your hope in the scene that would unfold for true music lovers everywhere.
4 November (5pm-5.30pm): Nuala
With her incredibly powerful vocals and a knack for writing unique yet catchy songs, Leicester born Nuala has been making an impact on the London music scene with her passionate and gutsy performances.
Her wide range of influences can be heard in her cleverly written pop songs, which have a strong element of soulful and sometimes reggae influenced melodies.
Join us during the opening weeks at ICON Outlet to enjoy these fabulous musicians. More information on the launch of ICON Outlet at The O2 is coming soon.