Here it is – part three of our 2017 Horizon Series; our Mahogany tips for the artists we feel are going to have a fantastically successful coming year. You can see part three’s artists perform in Dalston in London on the 2nd February. If you would like to be there – tickets can be found here.
Dan Caplen has a mix of vulnerability, soul and swagger which is magnetic to watch. Yearning, confessional lyrics blended with neo-soul and RnB touches, delivered in the bluesy tones of an artist twice his age; Caplen wants to get your feet dancing as much as he wants to move you. He wowed us with this cover of James BLake when he performed for Mahogany Sessions last year, and his original material is just as magnetic to watch.
Basildon bred Courts have a funk drenched, upbeat disco vibe which imbues all of their records with an infectious dance feel and their onstage performance the perfect party. Courts been a huge success on the festival circuit last summer, gaining new fans at Bestival, T in the Park and Boomtown amongst others. With such big, confident style and energy to spare, we see massive things ahead for these guys this year.
Colter Wall hails from Canada, but has the gruff voice and melancholy country twang of any of the best delta blues men – a country and blues tradition he referenced on the title of his debut EP ‘Imaginary Appalachia’. There is a retro guitar style and a traditional narrative style to the stories he tells, but Walls brings fresh energy to country music with that baritone rumble of his.
Horizon Part 3 will take part at the Kings Head Members Club in Dalston, East London on the 2nd February. For tickets and further information head Dice.