Join us for some live music from James Payne with support by Meri.
Hailing from the seaside town of Torquay, James Payne wrote his first song at 15 in an attempt to impress a girl. The endeavour proved fruitless, and the girl in question is now married (to someone else). Unperturbed, James continued to write songs. He listened to his mum’s cassette tape collection, which introduced him to the likes of David Bowie, Billy Joel, and Paul Simon, whilst he recorded songs by Ed Sheeran and John Mayer off the radio. He performed at open mic nights, and opened for touring artists when they appeared at venues in his hometown. He moved to Germany for 2 years and played over 100 shows. James is an established singer songwriter now based in London, performing his bluesy pop/rock songs at venues and festivals across the UK and abroad.
Meri was born in the UK but raised in Tuscany, Italy. She is best known for her timeless voice and passion for the acoustic guitar. Her genres include folk, pop, and soul. With her songs, she expresses emotions rooted in her experiences, and her voice and guitar energy make her an extremely powerful songwriter. She draws inspiration from artists such as Ben Howard, Ed Sheeran, Vance Joy, and Amy Winehouse. She released her first single “Stand Up” in 2019 then never stopped, her album “Feelings” released May 20th, 2021, and this year she has already released two more singles. Her aim is to become a professional songwriter, and always improve and work one day writing for others, co-writing and always being present in the world of music and art.
Doors open at 5pm
Music starts at 7:30pm until 9pm
Cocktail specials for £8.50 until 8pm
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