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Showcase at The Great Escape 2013

Our live showcase at The Great Escape 2013 will feature 4 of the incredible acts supported through British Music Abroad for their travel, visas and performances at SXSW this year.

Saturday 18th May at Komedia (downstairs), 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton, BN1 1UN

12.30pm Dan Croll
1.30pm Mary Epworth
2.30pm WALL
3.30pm Luke Sital-Singh

FREE for TGE delegates

British Music Abroad is a partnership between PRS for Music Foundation, British Underground, UK Trade & Investment, Arts Council and Musicians’ Union.

Luke Sital-Singh

“Good music”, says Luke Sital-Singh, “should lock your feet and jaw to the floor”. On the evidence of the four beautifully crafted tracks that have emerged so far, such a feat should not be a problem for the hotly-tipped London troubadour. Citing Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Josh Ritter and Damien Rice as his other major influences, Luke’s sound is warm, immersive and crafted in such a way which suggests an innate ability to transcend his idols and, in the vain of all great singer songwriters, create something completely unique and compelling within the genre.


2012 saw London-based producer, writer and vocalist WALL release her debut single ‘Magazine’ along side a cover of Karen Dalton’s ‘Something On Your Mind’. The tracks won her admiration from tastemaker press like Pitchfork, Q, NME, i-D, Noisey and Wonderland, while drawing comparisons to Lykke Li, The XX and Goldfrapp. The support continued at radio where Radio1, XFM and 6 Music all championed the single.

Mary Epworth

Mary Epworth has been around music as long as she can remember. Whether joining her father as a young child to take part in Gypsy music workshops; a figurative experience which resonates to this day with the concept of ‘duende’ running through her approach to composition, sharing her elder brother’s heavy metal phase as a young teenager; favourite bands Saxon and Queensryche, or finding her true love in 60’s West Coast psychedelia, the 70’s Beach Boys and traditional English song, Mary Epworth has always been destined for a life in music.

Dan Croll

Dan Croll is a fabulous new solo artist with enough facets for a whole band. He’s the electro boy with links to the folkie scene (Communion Records included one of his tracks on their recent New Faces compilation), a multi-instrumentalist whose songwriting prowess has impressed everyone from former Beatles to legends in the world of fashion and design. He started 2012 with one of his demos (Marion) as a Q Essential Download and another (Home) picked up by Steve Lamacq on 6 Music, and ended it with his debut single From Nowhere being hammered by Radio 1 and across radio in the USA (from KCRW to Sirius). The PRSF award will help Dan travel to the USA for the first time, and not only play at the esteemed SXSW festival, but play for his growing fanbase in other cities.

Find out about all the amazing artists performing at this year’s Great Escape festival and get your ticktets on their website.

Are you a PRS member? You can get a 10% discounted ticket here.