This 27 year old musician hails from Essex, but calls Amsterdam his home. He’s worked on many projects over the years starting from the age of twelve onwards.
Adam Tobit is capable of playing a wide range of styles. His repertoire matches his versatility perfectly. Songs from the fifties to present day are on his rich setlist. As you’d expect from a true prodigy, he’s been singing from the tender age of twelve and playing the guitar professionally from the age of sixteen. And if all that wasn’t enough, he’s also a percussion player, who learned to play drums at a young age. This modern day Renaissance man with many faces!
In a few short years, Al Holliday & The East Side Rhythm Band have built their reputation as the hard-hitting, world-class, force-of-Soul-and-R-&-B-nature beyond comparison.
People everywhere have done more than just take notice as this young-blooded crew has brought their searing, raw performances to stages from their hometown St. Louis, across the country, and beyond.
The band’s distinct brand of Soul music is a bit less “New York City” and much more “Mississippi River”.
Their sound combines the loose, funky feel of New Orleans R&B along with the visceral power and intensity of East St. Louis’ own Ike & Tina Turner – and they bring it all right to ya with truly inspired original numbers by an undeniable, natural born singer, Al Holliday.
“He sings with a depth and grit and twang not usually found in the metro area, and his comfort with Chicago blues, big-band soul and barrelhouse piano shows scholarship beyond his years. His voice is just growl-y enough that listeners may write it off as a pastiche of Randy Newman, or Joe Cocker, or Fats Domino, or some amalgam of all three. It may be, but Holliday owns it and uses it to sell these familiar-sounding tunes.”
“Holliday certainly has the capability to take this little slice of R&B and make it his own.”
Alexis Kings are a British rock band from St Albans in the UK formed in 2015 with influences ranging from The Rolling Stones and Oasis to the greats of Hip Hop, resulting in a classic dark rock and roll with an R&B undertone.
The Band is composed of 4 members Brendan Aherne, Sam Privett, Fabio Bocca and Kalyan Rogers. Having independently released their debut EP ‘Squire’, the debut single, also titled ‘Squire’ went on to reach #8 in the Spotify Viral chart. Spotify continues to support the band through their core playlists and the ongoing ‘Discover Weekly’ with the EP play count now reaching over 700,000 plays.
The two singles ‘Squire’ and ‘Strawberry Blonde’ have attained national coverage through the likes of Huw Stephens on Radio 1 referring to the band as ‘that band we are really excited about,’ as well as plays from John Kennedy on Radio X. However, the lead single Squire continues to receive attention globally through plays on Triple J Radio in Australia to KCRW in LA.