30 May 2019
Amy Hardman was up next to the stage and blew the audience away with her song “Done it Again.” Her voice worked in hand with her piano skills and was completely effortless, she completely captivated the audience. Earlier on in the year, Amy worked on the music video for her song with film and media students who also attend the BRIT school. This gave her the opportunity to get a feeling of what it is like being the subject of the camera and lip syncing to the lyrics. It will not be a surprise that Amy will be the subject of many more music videos in the future. You can find and give Amy’s song a listen over on SoundCloud you will not be disappointed!
The third performance from Leah Haworth allowed the audience to really listen to personal and meaningful lyrics. It was a very special night for Leah as it was her last ever gig as a BRIT school student. Throughout her two years studying she has been able to produce and record her own EP “Midnight Loneliness” entirely by herself, which is a huge achievement. Her voice was delicate but powerful; her expertise in her song “Shining Morning” was spotted by Riverside Radio and was even awarded their track of the week.
After Leah’s outstanding performance there was a short interval where the audience was able to get some refreshments from the bar. There were even some vegan sausage rolls – delicious! Soon after, Zack Marshall took to the stage and certainly changed to tranquil atmosphere into a party with his drum and bass. The sixteen-year-old music producer and DJ from Sutton got the whole audience dancing along wishing they were at a festival! His new song “io” is currently out now on streaming platforms with Dee Mash.
After the energetic mood that was set by Zack, Leon J Benson brought us back to the peaceful atmosphere and we were immersed in his music. Leon’s style is similar to that of Rex Orange county who also attended the BRIT school in his teenage years. His indie tunes have a jazzy feel and he usually performs with his band. The audience at TMRW was lucky enough to see a stripped back version of his songs with an acoustic guitar. You could really feel the emotion pulsating through his veins. He certainly has a future ahead of him. You can catch him at the Railway Tavern in Tulse Hill on 15 June. It is free entry so you will not want to miss out on his talent!
Latyno Bbi from Streatham is not only passionate about his music career but is heavily involved in fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. He closed the night with an energetic number and his cheeky and vibrant personality came across in his performance. The vibe of his music is familiar to Ed Sheeran and Craig David and his song “Love Game” demonstrates just this. His music is extremely popular with the ladies and he certainly can get a crowd to groove.
Overall, the outstanding performances and the intimate venue of TMRW were astonishing. It was truly an exceptional event with all the artists having their own original songs. They are unquestionably destined to have promising careers in the future. So keep up-to-date with these up-and-coming artists as they have big things coming. The gig was such a great success TMRW are hosting their second event with BRIT school students on 11 July so listen out for that!
Thanks to Rhiannon for the review. Grab your tickets to TMRW Sessions on 11 July here.
This article was written by Rhiannon Cobb and originally published by Julia Woollams at Croydonist. Visit their website to read more stories and insight on the borough. Photography by Rhiannon Cobb and, except the ‘Yo Croydon’ photo, which is by the Croydonist.