The Mahogany Music Club makes it long awaited return on the 5th April. Taking place at South London’s Bermondsey Social Club, the night will feature live performances from three of the hottest new acts around, including Mahogany Sessions alumni, Plested.

Before he takes to the stage at the Music Club, we sat down with Plested to discover the 5 tracks that have influenced his music the most.

This Years Love – David Gray

My Dad used to play, Mr Gray’s White Ladder album on repeat as I grew up. This song in particular taught me that singing with honesty in your voice is the most powerful instrument.

Drops of Jupiter – Train

The first song I ever learnt to play off by heart, back before my voice had even dropped. The energy of this track is something I try to inject in my writing, plus it’s just so timeless.

Little Lady – Mikill Pane & Ed Sheeran

I used to have this on repeat when training it in and out of London. Story telling at its best. Every single lyric is perfect. One thing that I’m always aiming for through my tracks.


Skinny Love – Bon Iver

There is a 99% chance that all guitar playing singer songwriters, will have been influenced by this song one way or another. I try my best every day to replicate the rawness, honesty and simplicity of Justin.

Secrets – One Republic

One of my favourite songs. If I could make all my tracks as epic and cinematic as this, I would. I draw a lot of inspiration from the melodies of this song, soooo hooky, yet it doesn’t sound too pop.

You can catch Plested performing at the Mahogany Music Club alongside SIPPRELL and Josh Barry on the 5th April. Get your tickets here.