Presenting different music acts throughout the year, our Broadgate Live programme brings entertainment to Broadgate Circle on Thursday evenings from 4.30pm-6.30pm and 6.30pm-8pm.
Discover some of London's newest talent while enjoying food and drinks from some of the city's best restaurants, cafes and bars. Hang out under the stars and do something different with your Thursday evening this season.
Previous Broadgate Live artists
"Fraser Morgan is unlike most musicians these days in the sense that his sound and songs are so original, you could easily pick him out from a crowd. He dresses goofy, he plays guitar weirdly, he's small; but that's not to say his voice doesn't make an impact. Fraser has released three iTunes-charting EPs, had a sold out line of merchandise and has played over 300 gigs, including mainstream festivals. This unsigned artist is just 19 years old and has already achieved so much by himself. Let's see what the future holds for him."
Originally from Suffolk and now one of London’s licensed Southbank buskers, Charlie Law sings 60s and 70s-inspired music with a classic Gibson J45 guitar. He’s played gigs with Ed Sheeran, Turin Brakes, Blair Dunlop, Tankus The Henge, Nick Harper and Jake Morley and has been on several BBC and BBC-introducing programmes.
Harry Pane is a singer-songwriter from Northamptonshire. His live performance delivers effortless energy and he has a distinctive tone to his voice. He's been supported by John Kennedy at Radio X, Amazing Radio and BBC Introducing and won 'Best Original Artist' at the #Roadtothe100club with PRS and Island Records. He has played at SXSW Festival in Texas, Glastonbury, CarFest and Jamie Oliver's Big Feastival and racked up 200+ shows in the UK including sold out shows in London and his hometown in Northants. His new single Fletcher Bay is out now and has had 90k streams on Spotify. Harry is going on his first UK tour in Spring 2017 for his new EP The Wild Winds, produced by Dani Castelar, out now.
"A fresh face on the London Jazz scene, homegrown Londoner Chris Read brings a powerful performance of original music and imaginative covers - all with his a unique blend of jazz, soul and funk. Having recently returned from playing a showcase at Jazz at Lincoln Centre in New York, Chris has also recently played at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival and at countless venues around the country."
Kal Lavelle is an Irish-born singer-songwriter, now living in London. The Sunday Mirror listed her as a 'One to Watch' and Ed Sheeran brought her on tour in both the UK and Ireland. Kal Lavelle's EP Shivers went Top 5 in the UK iTunes 'Singer Songwriter' Chart and her single Breakfast At Tiffany's was named iTunes 'Single Of The Week' in the UK (downloaded more than 60,000 times). Additionally, she's entered the Top 10 singer-songwriter charts in Japan, Netherlands and Belgium. Kal's music genre is described as "emotive folk/pop bearing similarities to Damien Rice and KT Tunstall. Watch out for her new album, which is due for release in 2017. Find out more details from www.kallavelle.com
Jenny & David
A French pop-rock duo, they describe themselves as "playing a lot of different styles of music: jazz, soul, pop, rock cover and our own original songs." Don't miss your chance to see them live.
James moved to Tennessee in 2015 and what has followed is a flood new influences giving birth to a slew of fresh material. With tours on both sides of the Atlantic to accompany his debut album's release, James's momentum is starting to gather like never before... “Awesome… like the Allman Brothers meets the Seeger Sessions” Laura Marling
Jay Johnson is an award-winning musician and singer-songwriter who moved to London before his teenage years, and began making music from a young age. Jay’s naturally curious mind led him to start learning the cello. He then taught himself how to play the guitar a few years after. Jay started listening to artists such as Bob Dylan, Paolo Nutini and Ben Howard from his early teens, and as a result their influences can often be seen in his original works.
Two singer-songwriters from opposite ends of the globe crossed paths in England and blended their voices in harmony to become O&O, a musical duo comprised of Colorado-native, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Obadiah Jones, and Israeli vocalist, Orian Peled. The two met while studying for a Music BA at Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) where they had the unique opportunity of a one-on-one songwriting session with Sir Paul. Following shows in NYC and Nashville, O&O bring their retro-Americana sound to London.
The Sea Kings
The Sea Kings are an acoustic duo from Cornwall; now living in London. Drawing on influences from their home county, they write and perform songs about lighthouses, local legends and the landscape they grew up in. Over time, their set has grown to include many thrilling covers of well-known songs, performed lustily on guitar and percussion with harmony vocals. They have performed at numerous events, including Glastonbury Festival 2013-16, and have provided support for Joan Armatrading, Chris Wood and Rodney Branigan. A self-titled debut album is available through their website.
The Cash Cows rework your favourite tunes from across the last century in a quirky style that keep guessing and everyone entertained. With more than 10 years' experience, their unique style of playing classic songs is guaranteed to intrigue and delight any audience. Their repertoire covers everything from Gershwin to Oasis, Bob Dylan to Beyoncé and Elvis to S Club. It’s upbeat, happy, dancing music in a skiffle, rockabilly, jazz style.
Belle and the Busker
Belle and the Busker are fronted by singers Cíara Rafferty and Daniel Spiller.They have been described as contemporary country/folk, but if you dig a little deeper you'll find an Irish singer mixing melodic songwriting with mellifluous harmonies and slick musicianship.The duo have been championed by Janice Long on BBC Radio 2 with several plays of their track Takes Two which has also been a feature on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio London.
Hollie Rogers is a singer, songwriter and guitarist with an incredibly powerful voice. Her live performances consistently receive outstanding reviews. With the backing of BBC Introducing and two stunning studio albums under her belt, Hollie has supported acts such as Suzanne Vega, Paolo Nutini and Ben Howard. Often playing with a full backing band or as a duo with Thomas Holder (pictured) on double bass, Hollie’s live shows are not to be missed. Recently, her fan base recently came together to crowdfund a new release: The Body To Ground EP which is due out April 2017.
Tom Upton Savaggio
Like a scientist, Tom experiments with bringing different textures and instruments into clubs and onto dance floors to surprise and excite audiences. Synthesisers, electric bongos, drum machines and violins have all featured at one point or another.
Underpinning the performance is a constant cycle of music production needed to keep things fresh and interesting for the instruments, which sometimes lead and sometimes accompany. From busking on the streets of Berlin, playing in bars and filling clubs to headlining festivals... Savaggio lives on. What does the future hold? Not a clamour for fame, but a hunger to keep probing what makes people get down. To keep asking questions of the norm. To keep practising and perfecting an art that knows no boundaries.
Prepare to be challenged and positively moved as you experience the infectious creativity of Sherika Sherard. With a voice like velvet to deliver her positive outlook on life, this singer-songwriter never fails to warm the hearts of listeners. Her rhymes speak with the authority of a seasoned wordsmith within tunes that are destined to become hugely familiar to anyone with an ear for melody and an emotional core.
Recently legendary British soul and R&B singer Seal fell victim to her charm and decided to pay Sherika a surprise visit on the Southbank, where she is known to regularly busk. Together they performed Marvin Gaye’s I Heard It Through The Grapevine and Seal's hit Kiss From A Rose. The duet was streamed live on Seal’s Facebook and was broadcast on ITV News.
“Beth McCarthy is the vibrant Yorkshire singer/songwriter with a quirky voice, a passion for storytelling and a shining personality. Her style forms a delicate mix of country honesty, foot-tapping pop and indie folk.
In her six years of performing, Beth has toured the UK playing numerous festivals and gigs. At 16, Beth became a household name after featuring on the BBC show The Voice UK. In 2016, Beth’s career reached new heights when her stripped-back rendition of Ralph McTell’s Streets of London was named as the official soundtrack for the film 100 Streets starring Idris Elba.
Her first single, Pretty Lies, reached number 2 in the iTunes singer/songwriter chart in 2017 and she has an array of tour dates on the cards and her first debut album set for release later in the year.”