The Other Favourites, Reina del Cid + Mary Spender
Wednesday 17th November
Tickets from £25 | Doors 19:30
The Other Favorites is the long time duo project of Carson McKee and Josh Turner. Perhaps best known for their performances on YouTube, which have garnered millions of views. The Other Favorites are now based out of Brooklyn, NY. Together, Turner and McKee bring their shared influences of folk, bluegrass and classic rock into a modern framework; one distinguished by incisive songwriting, virtuosic guitar work and tight two-part harmony.
Reina del Cid is a singer songwriter and leader of the eponymous folk rock band based in Los Angeles. Her song-a-week video series, Sunday Mornings with Reina del Cid, has amassed 40 million views on YouTube and collected a diverse following made up of everyone from jamheads to college students to white-haired intelligentsia. In 2011 she began collaborating with Toni Lindgren, who is the lead guitarist on all three of Del Cid’s albums, as well as a frequent and much beloved guest on the Sunday Morning videos. The two have adapted their sometimes hard-hitting rock ballads and catchy pop riffs into a special acoustic duo set.
Combining her sultry voice and electric guitar to create rock songs infused with blues and soul, Mary Spender’s songwriting showcases her virtuosic style of guitar playing as well as her wide vocal range. Mary has amassed over 20 million hits on her YouTube channel with over 250k subscribers watching her weekly videos, predominantly targeted towards guitarists and singer/songwriters. Mary shares her own experiences or interviews prominent artists such as Santana, KT Tunstall and James Valentine (Maroon 5). Mary has found an interactive community who are incredible supportive of Mary’s independent artist status.