Absolute Radio and Abbey Road Studios are set to stage a follow-up event in a new series which provides a platform for new and emerging artists.
Hand-picked to perform a session are George Barnett and Dexters who will perform to a select and intimate audience in Studio 3. Their performances and interviews will be filmed and available to watch on demand at www.absoluteradio.co.uk. The content will be broadcast on the stations two new music shows; Sunday Night Music Club, presented by Pete Donaldson and Unknown Pleasures presented by Geoff Lloyd.
Best known as the location of many of Pink Floyd’s great recordings, Studio 3 has also recently played host to sessions from Florence + the Machine, Paul McCartney and the very last recording by Amy Winehouse.
George Barnett is an emerging artist from The Midlands who sings, plays drums, piano, guitar, bass, trumpet and harmonica. He also writes, produces and records all of his own material.
Dexters are Tom Rowlett (vocals), Chris Heggie (guitars), Ben Debo (lead guitar), Vincent Dignnan (bass) and Chris Mardon (drums). The band formed in 2011 after growing up together on estates in the rougher part of East London.
Previous new and emerging artists that have performed as part of Absolute Radio Presents the Abbey Road Acoustic Sessions have included Born Blonde, Bwani Junction, Iko and Oli Wennink.
Abbey Road Studios is the home of recordings by many artists that sit at the very core of Absolute Radio’s playlist including Radiohead, Oasis, Kate Bush, Depeche Mode, Florence and the Machine, Sting and Paul McCartney. The studios also have an established reputation in the world of film with, Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Hobbit and Skyfall amongst the award-winning scores recorded there.
George Barnett will perform for on Tuesday 5th March and Dexters will perform on the 25th of March.
Highlights of the George Barnett session will be broadcast on Geoff Lloyd’s Unknown Pleasures on Sunday 10th of March, from 8pm.
Highlights of Dexters will be broadcast on Pete Donaldson’s Sunday Night Music Club on Sunday 7th April from 10pm.
Both sessions will also be filmed and available to watch on-demand at www.absoluteradio.co.uk.