Strand Palace Hotel presents ‘Rock the Strand’.
Rock the Strand, a new monthly event that will showcase a diverse range of talented and upcoming artists from a variety of genres.
Kicking off on the 23 February, Rock the Strand will take place on the fourth Thursday of every month in our newly refurbished Lounge Bar. It will be free to attend and revellers will be able to enjoy tipples from our extensive drinks menu, which includes bottled beer, ciders, aperitif and cocktails.
Tony Moore who has had a long and eclectic career in the music business will curate the show. Tony started as an original member of Iron Maiden, and then went on to play keyboards in Cutting Crew through the 80’s. In the 90’s he launched the legendary Kashmir Klub where he created a stage for a whole new generation of acoustic artists to learn their craft and gain an audience.
Performers like Damien Rice, KT Tunstall, The Feeling, Imogen Heap and many more made their debut with him. For the last 14 years he has continued that passion for new music by introducing acts like Ed Sheeran, Jamie Lawson, James Bay and hundreds of others. Now, working with The Strand Palace Hotel, he will be bringing some of the most exciting and dynamic performers to central London.
8.00pm – 8.45pm
Singer/songwriter Jack Francis will take to the stage to play an intimate acoustic set. Southampton Music Magazine recently described Jack’s sound as “Hauntingly wonderful acoustic tunes, tinged with an old style Americana”.
Check out Jack Francis’ music here.
ILONA is a truly original performer with a unique tone, a natural sense of dynamics and the ability to sing a lyric, tell a story and make people know she means it. BBC London described her voice as “a blend of some the greatest singers of the last 30 years in one person.”
Check out some of ILONA’s music here.
Join us on Thursday, 23 February and see two of the UK’s most exciting emerging artists ‘Rock the Strand’.