Preview: iSessions at Orange Rooms, Southampton


On Tuesday 17th November, 3 Acts from the University of Southampton will be playing at Orange Rooms in Bedford Place. The iSessions, ran by the Independent newspaper, will be for charity, with all proceeds going to Great Ormond Street Hospital. The acts include:

Archie Combe, a pianist and vocalist from Devizes, Wiltshire, who is studying music at Southampton. Archie has a passion for music and enjoys playing in a wide variety of genres. He writes his own songs and really enjoys performing to all audiences. Archie is currently involved in many bands and is also enjoying accompanying a few choirs at the university. He hopes to be working as a musician on a cruise ship in the future.

Kitty O’Neal, a London/Southampton based singer-songwriter. With influences from the likes of Joni Mitchell, Missy Higgins and Leonard Cohen, she has a passion for writing and encapsulating past experiences of travel, love and anything that plays on her mind long enough to turn it into a song. Her future aspirations are to complete her Music degree, record a second EP and find her own real-life Mark Darcy (Colin Firth version). You can find her on Facebook and Soundcloud as ‘Kitty O’Neal Music’.

Josh Baum, an up-and-coming singer-songwriter from Bournemouth. His confessional post-folk style has deep roots stretching from the punk rock of Green Day to the indie folk of Bon Iver. He performed in Southampton’s own Share the Sound festival 2015 and is now beginning to record his second EP.

Shortly after the event, which will be filmed by SUSUtv, videos of the acts will feature on the Independent’s website and the public will vote for their favourite (amongst acts from Universities across the country). The finalists will go through to a live final in Manchester and the winners will get a day in the recording studio.

Tickets for iSessions are £2 on the guest list and £3 on the door. Email [email protected] to get on the guest list and for more info.


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