Sam and The Black Seas + Little Brother Eli + The Running Guns

Fri 17th Mar 2017
7:30pm | 10:30pm curfew
Tickets: £8
Age restrictions: 18+
Presented by Cult Sessions


Sam and the Black Seas are a Milan born, London based quartet that play feel good progressive indie-folk. After releasing four singles accompanied by award winning music videos through the Atomic Fat label in 2016, the band will introduce its debut album “Silver”.

Sam and the Black Seas line up of Samuele Rampani (vocals/ guitar), Andrea Bianchi di Castelbianco (guitar), Mattia Boschi (cello) and Stefano Tedesco (drums) have been playing to ever-expanding and enthusiastic audience in London between July and November 2016, performing at some of the Capital’s best venues, including Islington’s O2 Academy, the Borderline and the Garage.

A truly exciting live performer, the band’s mix of two guitars, drums and cello compliment Sam’s bittersweet lyrics perfectly and the result is folk tinged alternative pop at its very best. On September 2016, Samuele has been endorsed by Cort to play the acoustic guitar.

Little Brother Eli was formed in Oxford during early 2013 by bassist Josh Rigal and vocalist Alex Grew. The pair were joined by guitarist Adam Stowe and drummer Benji Page who began sharing their eclectic mix of musical influences along with lap steel specialist Tom Williams.

Little Brother Eli combine the blues with hip hop rhythms to give you ‘the feeling that every single second has been filled with crafted perfection’ (Right Chord Music), but even this kind of juxtapositional statement doesn’t quite cover it. With a sound that brings Jack White or the Black Keys to mind, Little Brother Eli take powerful vocals, growling guitars and gritty solos to create their own twist on bluesy garage rock.

The Running Guns are four 21 years olds who have been writing and gigging for nearly two years now. They have played many local venues and festivals, and have recently become a regular fixture on the Camden/London scene. Oli, Tom, Ryan and Aidan have just released their first video ‘Neighbourhood’ which has already accumulated over 8,000 YouTube hits. Their music is uplifting 60s and 70s influenced rocky/pop with a groovy old school feel. The boys are entertainers as well as musicians, and provide the perfect remedy for those who need their mojos fixed.