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Come along to the Metropolis Studios Complex (70 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London, W4 1SY) on Thursday 15th May from 6.45pm to check out performances by Erika, Claudia Arnold and Lee Rasdall-Dove.
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When talking about ERIKA, it’s not really helpful to start with the ‘normal’ stuff. We could talk about where she is from and where she grew up and what her influences were but it’s not that easy to break ERIKA down into such small, convenient pigeon-holes.
Instead, know this: Erika has emerged from a life coloured by the musical corners of London town and Japan. While it was initially opera and musical theatre in which she found her voice, as her birthdays passed she discovered the soundtrack to her early daydreams and pop greats such as Kylie and Carly Simon made their influence. Later ERIKA found herself as much at home with the 90s rave scene as she did with the heavy rock scene and from this union of diversity emerges a style of ‘epic pop’. But don’t get complacent, ERIKA is not all catchy riffs and bubblegum. There is a darkness to her songs that you don’t have to dig that deep to find.
On stage ERIKA is an icon of fashion and confidence and coupled with a vulnerability that is hard to ignore, it is really only in her performance that you can fully understand how interesting and impressive ERIKA is.
Claudia is a 20 year old singer/songwriter from Surrey, who has been inspiring audiences for over 2 years with her show stopping, catchy indie folk songs. Her personal, socially swayed lyrics bring issues to mind that cut to the heart of the jaded person within all of us.
Becoming increasingly aware of the struggles and injustices faced by those around her, Claudia first picked up a guitar in an attempt to have her opinions heard. After receiving notable support at her early shows, she began to see the reach she could have with the music she creates.
Claudia would sit well with anyone who has a record collection containing Frank Turner, Fleet Foxes and Gabrielle Aplin. Now, having found her voice through writing and performing her eclectic mix of songs, that range from having sing-a-long pop choruses to being stripped down and acoustic, telling it how it is, Claudia is working on her second EP “Short Fuse” which is set for a Summer 2014 release.
Lee Rasdall-Dove is a singer/songwriter from the South coast. His acoustic genre has been described as indie folk which is available to buy on his debut EP, ‘Unplugged’.
Currently studying music in Surrey, Lee still finds the time to perform around the UK at festivals, bars and live music venues.
Popular with audiences, Lee Rasdall-Dove offers an easy listening set with songs to remember. His original music has the industry talking as he is an emerging artist to look out for.