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Seven Dials Unplugged

Seven Saturdays! Seven artists! Seven streets!

Discover live acoustic performances on our iconic streets across seven Saturdays from 17th April to 26th June, between 2-7pm. Scroll down to check out the weekly Unplugged schedule to avoid missing out…

Back by popular demand: Seven Dials Unplugged!

To celebrate your safe return to our streets we are bringing Seven Dials Unplugged back… just like you asked!

Live acoustic performances will be taking place across various locations throughout our seven streets – offering you the chance to hear some of the best music from some of the UK’s most exciting, up-and-coming artists.

Seven Dials Unplugged will take place between 2-7pm across seven Saturdays running up to summer, perfect for you to enjoy while you do a spot of shopping or meet up for Al Fresco dining with friends or family.

Follow our Instagram page to stay up-to-date on everything that’s happening in Seven Dials. Be sure to read up on our timed road closures and other safety measures that are now in place to welcome you back safely. And don’t forget to check out what’s open and the al fresco dining available in Seven Dials.

Full schedules available below, so be sure to check them out before visiting and take a listen to the Seven Dials Unplugged artists through the bespoke Seven Dials Spotify playlist below.

CHERITON

CHERITON is the new indie pop solo music project from Nick Harrison. The Kent-born, London-based, singer-songwriter combines sparking synths and vibrant melodies on top of classic drum machine loops to create an undeniably infectious guitar-pop sound. In 2020 CHERITON humbly received critical applause from TLOBF, EARMILK, BBC Radio 1 Jack Saunders, BBC Introducing Abbie McCarthy, AtWood Magazine, Wonderland, & CLASH Music.

“Heaps of potential for his contemporary and yet simultaneously timeless indie-pop” – EARMILK
“Harrison’s most enigmatic work to date” – The Line of Best Fit

Michael Sebastian

Michael Sebastian improvises organic dance music.

His music has the structure of modern electronic; the freedom of jazz, and the depth of world music. Sebastian’s work is centred around improvisation, collaboration, and powerful live experiences.

He developed his craft playing on the streets of London, and after releasing ‘Kayanda’ in 2018, busked his way back from Berlin, surviving through music.

Years of playing on the street have enabled him to perform in any setting: Raves. Festivals. Sofar Sounds. Gigs. Club Nights. Somerset House and the V&A. Meditation & Sound Healing. Contemporary Dance. Applied Imagination.

OURAA

OURAA is an unorthodox musical artist from South East London! Her honest and powerful blend of RnB, Afropop/ Pop and Gospel is wrapped in her personable lyrics, vibrant energy and effortless vocal ability. Since supplying vocals on projects with artists such as Beverly Knight, Timberlake and The 1975 OURAA’s huge melting pot of influences sees her creating a diverse range of music. With such a colourful, orange dominated brand of musicianship it’s difficult not to be in awe of her unique artistry. OURAA’s natural stage presence is notable for getting crowds to sing along with lyrics that they didn’t know before.

Stone Jets

Stone Jets has been steadily crafting a distinct yet familiar rhythmic soul sound. With supporting credits from James Morrison to the late great Hugh Masekela, this London based South African force is on the verge of imminent eruption.

Momento

Friends since childhood, Canadian born musicians and multi-instrumentalists, Jonathan Chan and Jan Bislin, formed Momento while completing their Masters in Performance from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. They have performed all over Europe, North America and China as an acoustic and electronic violin duo, specializing in upbeat original and classic pop remixes. Drawing from a wealth of experience as musicians and songwriters, Momento’s set-up includes acoustic and electric violins, synthesizers, sample pads and a loop station to create an original, immersive and compelling show like nothing else around.

Gaining popularity on the live circuit and online as regular headliners for the music streaming platform Sofar Sounds, the duo have amassed over 500 000 views on Youtube and performed as
support acts for James Blunt, Time Minchin, Dynamo and Gary Barlow, across various UK and international tours. Jan and Jon both come from an intense classical upbringing and their music often displays such influences. Self described as genre fluid producers, they construct their sets with the sole intent of creating a multifaceted journey filled with emotional twists and turns.

Teshay

Teshay Makeda – The Empress of Roots Soul, is a divinely gifted South London based singer, songwriter, and performer, with a unique musical style that is grounded in her Rastafarian roots.
Teshay’s hypnotic fusion of Reggae, Soul and RnB, dubbed ’Roots Soul’, is a groundbreaking new genre that is kicking up a storm on the music scene. After the release of her first acclaimed EP ‘Teshay Makeda’ in 2017, Makeda has performed on major stages in the UK and internationally including the 2018 Rototom Sunsplash Festival in Spain, and the inaugural Cross the Tracks Festival on home turf at Brixton’s Brockwell Park in 2019 , Mekudeshet Festival Jerusalem 2019 and Villa Verde Ethiopia 2020.

Makeda’s debut single ‘OMG’, debuted in 2019 and was met with great response. It is a delightful taster of what is to come from her forthcoming EP Entitled ‘Omega Mother Goddess’. Due in 2021 ‘Omega Mother Goddess’ seeks to explore the Roots and Soul of the ‘Divine Feminine’.

Zach Said

After releasing his debut EP ‘CONTRAST’ in September 2017, Zach Said gained fans across both BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, his first two singles (Screwloose & Craving) were quickly added to the BBC introducing playlist on Radio 1. After performing at Glastonbury, Zach went on to support artists including Anderson Park, Kodaline, Sampa The Great and Deaf Havana. Zach’s eclectic writing hit home with specialists across the board, cementing him for them as one of the most promising new talents in the UK at present.

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