Date:18/07/2023 to 18/07/2023
Time:5:00 PM until midnight
About the tour
Amazing grace presents:
Eleni Drake + Special Guest: Hanya (LIVE)
Hailing from West London, Eleni Drake is a talented singer and songwriter who’s songs are decorated with a wonderful mixture of blues and jazz. Creating unique, vintage and gorgeous sounding ballads her brooding and moody songs are self produced and a clear view into her heart. Her writing exudes a sense of intimacy most song writers would only dream of being able to purvey, yet Eleni does this as second nature.
Her songs are a late night trap of skilful nostalgia, solidarity and exquisite lyrics dancing between her jazz roots. Self admittedly Eleni is heavily influenced by Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald which echoes in her sombre tones and soothing melodies.
Her dreaming songs retain an air of edginess which no doubt stem from her being an avid fan of both Tyler the Creator and the late Mac Miller.
Hanya is the result of a dreampop / art-rock project formed of long-time friends Heather Sheret, Benjamin Varnes and Jack Watkins. Written in their student house above Lazer Zone on Brighton’s shores, the group released their debut indie-rock EP ‘Sea Shoes’ in 2019, attracting attention from the likes of Steve Lamacq and The Quietus. During the pandemic the trio evolved into crafting ethereal, dreamier soundscapes with an undeniably 70’s-influenced quirk, evident throughout their latest offering, the 7-track EP ‘100 Metre Sprint’, released in October 2021. The EP solidified the group’s place in the UK alternative-sphere, drawing comparisons to Beach House, Warpaint, Crumb and Blur.
The Brighton group have since proven to the world that a dreampop trio don’t need to hold back, with no aversion to distortion-fuelled break-downs, their energetic live show and ability to craft intricate, catchy hooks has attracted fans worldwide, such as at New York’s New Colossus Festival, Wales’ Green Man Festival and their 16-date Nationwide tour back in Autumn 2021.
Hanya have been hailed as ‘ones to watch’ by likes of underground tastemakers NME, NPR, Line Of Best Fit and Gigwise, and received a plethora of radio support from BBC Radio 6’s Lauren Laverne, Huw Stephens and Jack Saunders (BBC Radio 1).