Three organizations all committed to promoting the best in music past and current, Spotify, The Guardian and Rockfeedback Concerts, have come together to co-present the first in a series of Spotify Live gigs, all taking place at a venue widely acknowledged to be one of the best new spaces for the London music scene, The Lexington in Islington.
Launching this past summer in New York at The Mercury Lounge, Spotify Live partnered with Bowery presents to showcase the likes of Surfer Blood, CANT, The Black Angels and many more. This newly announced global event series sees the first times that Spotify Live has to come to the UK.
Each night in the London series will feature a two-band format, with special guest DJs between the acts.
Event one takes place this Friday, 11th November, and will feature an extremely special intimate double bill including a major breakthrough singer-songwriter to emerge this year - BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH, and one of the most impressive new vocal talents and a big buzz for 2012 - MARQUES TOLIVER
Capping off a momentous 2011 that has seen a rise to Shepherds Bush Empire (fast on its way to selling out already) in the new year and a debut album released to rave reviews, this will be a one-off appearance from Ben in the most personal and cosy of environments that his growing fanbase no longer allows. The series will open with an extremely hot tip, appearing recently as one of the only un-signed acts to ever guest on Later... with Jools Holland, New York violin-playing soul singer Marques Toliver.
Tickets for the show are free, and are available in pairs to Rockfeedback competition winners.
**PLEASE NOTE THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED**
In addition to this, a strictly limited allocation of entry will be made available for those wishing to try their luck on the night on a first-come first-served basis, allowing those who missed out earlier the chance to still potentially attend.
All successful competition entrants will receive a confirmation email on Thursday AM if successful in their bid to win entry. The competition closed on Wednesday at midnight.
Performances at each show will also be captured on film and will be available up on The Guardian, Spotify and Rockfeedback websites and social media after each gig, featuring exclusive interviews with each of the acts performing.