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Young Songwriters Showcase

Young creatives take the stage

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Our Young Songwriters have been developing their talents over the the past six months in order to bring you a free evening of ensemble music from emerging artists

The Young Songwriters are a collective of 14 to 25 year olds, each of whom have written for an ensemble of musicians and have chosen from drum, piano, strings, voice and guitar.

Each songwriter has explored their own taste, but also worked with artists such as Sammy Whates, Barney Keen and Old Man Diode to expand their knowledge of technique and genres.  

Each piece has a different style ranging from classical to electronic dance music.

The showcase will be compared by and feature performances from The Magic Lantern, the musical moniker of singer-songwriter Jamie Doe, an artist dedicated to remedying the anxiety and fear present in everyone. A rising star of London’s diverse music scene he has performed alongside Sam Lee, Jamie Cullum and Martin Carthy among others.  His third album, To The Islands is due for release later this year. 

Check out the Barbican Young Poets Showcase also in Milton Court.

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A Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning project.

Part of Barbican OpenFest

About The Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern is the musical moniker of Jamie Doe, an artist dedicated to remedying the anxiety and fear present in everyone. His third album To The Islands was written during a tumultuous return to his childhood home in Australia after nearly 10 years away and explores memory and hope in a world of near constant uncertainty.

Musically To The Islands mirrors this exploration, working with a new ensemble from London’s thriving genre bending jazz scene, it draws on a wide range of sounds and textures, from afro-beat grooves, to solo piano, string quintet lyricism to narcotic late night saxophone jams, all united by Jamie’s instantly recognisable voice and inimitable song-writing style. To This Islands promises to be his most ambitious musical statement to date and is due for release later in 2018. 

His first single Holding Hands was released in October 2017 and has been vocally supported by Tom Robinson and Jamie Cullum among others and second single Lydia is due for release on 23 March 2018. 

"Gorgeous, beautiful, this stopped me in my tracks. Slightly surreal, in all the right ways" - Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2

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Milton Court Concert Hall