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hush at the Royal Albert Hall in association with Music Week Unearthed are proud to present Alan Pownall, Jonathan Jeremiah, Jose Vanders and Liam Bailey - the first public event for the brand new and transformed Elgar Room

24 September, 2009

The Royal Albert Hall presents the first gig of the next hush series, which will take place in the brand new and transformed Elgar Room on Thursday 22 October. hush has partnered with Music Week’s UNEARTHED brand for the first event in the new series to bring punters some of the hottest up and coming UK talent around. The hotly tipped Alan Pownall will be headlining along with support from up and coming talent Jonathan Jeremiah, nineteenyear- old singer songwriter and pianist Jose Vanders and acoustic soul and blues singer Liam Bailey.

On Wednesday 14 October the Royal Albert Hall will unveil the brand new Elgar Room and this will be the first hush gig to be held in the venue since its transformation. The room itself is steeped in history, having seen actors such as Dame Judi Dench and Sir Laurence Olivier perform.

The hush series, launched in February 2008, supports up and coming 'just signed' artists. Previous gigs have included performances from some of the best breakthrough acts in Britain such as Slow Club, Cocknbullkid, Pete and the Pirates and Little Boots plus many more and this next series of gigs will be no exception. Fresh from supporting Mr Hudson, singer songwriter Alan Pownall got his first big break as support for singer Adele. In the last two years he has established his own unique sound and is definitely one to watch for 2010.

Jonathan Jeremiah's soulful vocals bring with them a slice of nostalgic oldschool Marvin Gaye. Often enlisting the support of an orchestra, Jonathan creates a distinctive and exciting sound which will be demonstrated beautifully in the atmospheric Elgar Room. Nineteen-year-old singer songwriter and pianist Jose Vanders started playing piano at the age of three after her Grandparents bought her first keyboard. She has played alongside acts such as Jay Jay Pistolet, previous hush performer Johnny Flynn and Noah and the Whale as well as being appointed the 'new face of BBC3' in 2008. Having earned a favourable reputation for his charismatic live performances acoustic singer Liam Bailey has recently landed himself a major record deal and has been touring relentlessly nationwide.

The UNEARTHED brand has been developed by Music Week Talent Editor and artist manager Stuart Clarke, and provides a platform for breaking new talent both online, in print and live, via a series of monthly showcase events in the capital. Music Week presents UNEARTHED has hosted early performances by Hockey, Kurran & The Wolfnotes and Max Tuohy among others over the past year, and takes a further development with the move to the Royal Albert Hall next month.

Ticket info is: Tickets are now on sale and are £7.50 in advance (booking fee applies), £10 on the night - available from www.royalalberthall.com / 020 7589 8212
http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/hush/alan-pownall/default.aspx

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For more information please contact:
Alex Darling @ LD Communications
Alex.darling@ldcommunications.co.uk / + 44 207 439 7222

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