Unsigned Finds – Folklore Originals Showcase


02 Nov 2023
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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm



Join us for our first ever Folklore Originals Showcase event where we feature three original Kent-based artists, no headliners.

About the artists:
Matthew Wright:
Matthew Wright makes sad songs so you don’t have to. Exploring themes of the “what I had”, the “what I lost”, and the “what could have been”, Matthew sings about love, both the good and bad kinds, the way he knows best: melodramatically.

Luke J Dorman:
Luke is a self taught musician from the south east coast of Kent.
During his successful time in the band ‘Meister’, Luke has shared the stage alongside bands such as ‘Reef’, ‘Twin Atlantic’, ‘Feeder’, ‘The Libertines’, in addition to the camden rocks events with ‘The London SS’ .
With ‘Meister’ taking a long term break,
Luke’s solo career has had an amazing boost. With his Debut solo album ‘PURE’ now complete, get your eyes and ears ready for a fantastic launch this Autumn !!!

Shay Gaston:
“One of the most exciting newcomers to the UK country scene” – Belles & Gals
Reading-based country singer-songwriter Shay Gaston began writing songs from the age of 13 as a way to deal with life’s ups and downs, and her songwriting remains distinctly personal and true to her real life.
She met producer Mike Meadows (Hayes Carll, Willie Nelson) in 2020 and has since been working on a 5-track EP due for release in 2023. Since Seventeen, the EP’s title track & Shay’s debut single, has received overwhelmingly positive feedback, including being featured as BBC Introducing Berkshire’s track of the week.

About the event:
Unsigned Finds is designed to shine a light on unsigned musicians based in Kent. We encourage a respectful and inclusive environment where artists can be heard and not just seen. With this in mind please try to keep talking to a minimum whilst artists are performing. We will have a short break between each act where you can top up on refreshments and/or use the facilities.
This event is about discovering your next favourite Kent-based musician and supporting them on their musical journey!

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