Calm and understated, Bristol’s Harvey Causon is turning heads with his deft take on contemporary R&B, percussive electronica and powerful, brooding vocal that sounds far more world wearied than his 20 years. Harvey writes and produces his own tracks, as well as collaborating with producer and flatmate, Gabriel Gifford.
His most recent collaborative releases 'Worn You' and 'Branches' have been playlisted by Radio 1 as the BBC Introducing Track of the Week, played on Radio 1 Prague and added to the Burberry and Radio 1 Spotify playlists. With nods to other contemporary artists James Blake and Jamie Isaac, the ambient piano ballad has a nervous energy but it’s dub tinged rhythm, clever lyrical content and fragile yet soothing vocal set it apart. The pair are set to release the full EP 'Murphy's Hand' at the end of July.
After moving to Bristol last year, Harvey quickly released his ‘Introspect EP’, a collection of songs that he had been sitting on for a while. Eclectic, but polished, the stand out song from the release, ‘Systems’ was given a remix from rising hip hop duo Cabrakid. This earned Harvey an appearance at 'Cabra’s' support slot with Loyle Carner after the rapper heard the track.
In October, Harvey released his single 'Frisson' with local Bristol label Leisure Records. Not only did it gain attention from indieshuffle and Bristol Live but it was described 'an impressively diverse three minutes' for DIY's NEU Pick of the day. It has since hit 250k streams, earned spots on NME and Spotify's 'Office' and 'Left Of Centre' playlists.
An international palette of influences merging into a classic but yet innovative songwriting.
Sans Soucis’ sound draws inspiration from the artist’s Italian and Congolese heritage - from the Rumba Congolese of Franco to the refined Italian compositions of Fabio Concato and Lucio Battisti - as well as a number of genre defying artists such as Laura Mvula, St. Vincent and Lianne La Havas, bridging the gap between the pop and jazz world, with an all-embracing soulful and folk flavour.
Starting her career in London in 2017, Sans Soucis released in 2019 her critically acclaimed first solo EP “The Lover”, followed by the singles Visible and Mercy, positively welcomed by the UK and US community, with special mentions from Tom Robinson (BBC 6), Chris Douridas (KCRW) and Robert Elms (BBC London).
Hailing from South London, Nigerian-born singer-songwriter and producer,
Tracy Sada is making waves of her own, having performed at the likes of Jazz Cafe, o2 Academy Islington and Bush theatre . Her sound is distinct for her soulful voice with an interplay between electronic nuances and live jazz instrumentation. After four years of working as a fashion stylist, she chose to pursue her real dream of making music. She is heavily influenced by various genres and artists including Erykah Badu (who she penned an ode to on her bandcamp ), Radiohead and afro-fusion/jazz legend, Lagbaja. Her latest single, Shake It Up, is a soul infused and electronic track, co produced by Junior XL that will have you giggling on the dance floor. She is currently working on her debut EP, writing songs about love, childhood and growing up as an immigrant in her now gentrified city.
This show has been rescheduled from October 2019. Original tickets remain valid.
Harvey Causon / Sans Soucis / Tracy Sada
22 Sep 2020
1st Floor, 7 Torrens St, The Angel
London EC1V 1NQ