About this Event
Fortitude Music has been fortunate to survive the music industry for 8 years. Along that journey, Fortitude Music has worked with Artists, Labels, Publishers, Festivals and government organisations. The one thing that keeps this company ticking is all the new music they discover on their journeys around the world and in the heart of London. It's seeing the audience's face light up with glee, sharing a connection with artists on stage and vice versa. It's working with amazing people and organisations that help music prosper. So we decided to put on a free show to not only entice the music biz but also to make this show accessible to those that find themselves in a tough financial spot. Accessibility is key for Fortitude Music that's why we've chosen to work with The Camden Club.
Nottingham raised Drew Thomas leads the charge of independent artists making waves across the alternative scene through hard work and powerful song-writing.
Catching inspiration from the likes of Radiohead, The Killers and intimacy of Bon Iver, Drew’s instinct for penning arena sized choruses and nostalgic lyrics steals the listener’s attention immediately, merging passionate vocals and guitar drenched soundscapes with a darker twist; spilling tales of rejection, broken relationships and addiction.
Having already turned the ear of BBC Introducing, Spotify UK and writing for several award winning international artists, Drew is gearing up for the release of his third EP - Meridian, a series of new age indie anthems aching to be played to the masses in 2023.
With influences ranging from Joni Mitchel, Joan Baez, and Anna Ternheium, Swedish artist Malin Andersson delicately creates her unique blend of sensitively stylized folk. Malin’s inspiration takes place from delicate and minimal soundscapes that are established in her songs are derivative from her Swedish roots.
Since moving to London, she has been working with independent record labels, collaborating with other songwriters/producers and played over a hundred shows at in the UK inducing legendary venues, The Lexington, Union Chapel and recently Paper Dress Vitage. Malin’s new upcoming album, “Space to Feel” explores her journey being a ‘Highly Sensitive Person’, traversing through emotions that come with leaving a place of tranquillity and entering the hustle and bustle of London. This album showcases Malin's development in living with the High Sensitive personality trait, promoting awareness and diminishing negativity towards showing sensitivity.
The musical alter ego of Scottish singer-songwriter Calum Bolland, the Romantidote was conceived in Berlin late 2019. A multi-faceted performer, the Romantidote at turns unearths the most intimate of personal anguish and brings guffaws with comedic works and routines. The ‘Dote has become a fixture on the Berlin scene, having played with a number of established musicians, such as Freddie Dickson and Louise McNamara (formerly of Heathers).
With influences including Bob Dylan, the Magnetic Fields and Flight of the Conchords, the mix of styles works mainly due to the unmistakable imprint of Bolland’s writing, an authentic and natural voice prone to irony and self-effacement. His songs engage with grand themes of today’s debate: questions of moral agency, sexual liberation and the devastating decline of Morrissey on a human level. With a magnetic stage presence and sharp-tongued repartee with the crowd, The Romantidote has developed a loyal following.
Pop artist and songwriter Sarah Reeves signed her first record deal at age 18. Since then, in addition to pursuing her own artistry, she has dedicated a vast portion of her career to writing songs for other artists for TV and film. Her music has appeared in Disney Plus and National Geographic’s six-part original series “Welcome To Earth,” starring Will Smith; Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon international trailer; promos for “American Idol” and UFC; and on television series across major networks like ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and Netflix, among others. Reeves has also been featured on tracks by high-profile DJs, including: Gattüso, Laidback Luke, R3HAB, and Armin Van Buuren. The Curb | Word Entertainment artist has garnered over 81 million career streams and 41 million YouTube views.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Camden Club, 72-73 Chalk Farm Road, London, United Kingdom