The Round is London's only weekly songwriter's circle! Drop in to Rolling Stock in Shoreditch/Hoxton for a FREE evening of music, every Wednesday from 7:30 pm.
For Round 45 we're excited to welcome back JAYA, Valerio Lysander and Robert Nottingham, who will all be sharing their songs and songwriting stories with you.
When The Round draws to a close, stick around and request a song from our wonderful host and resident human jukebox, Grant Carruthers!
– JAYA –
London-based singer-songwriter JAYA combines a love of well-crafted songs with a hybrid of classic and modern influences. The result is a refreshing brew of edgy pop-folk, channeling elements of Tracy Chapman, Elvis Costello and Stereophonics.
«A simple melody sang competently and confidently can be incredibly effective, especially when paired with one of the most unique vocal tones I’ve heard since Tracy Chapman and Joan Armatrading» – String Buzz Music
– Valerio Lysander –
Valerio released his first EP, Tidal Mental Head, in 2014, and since then he's built his career in England and abroad. In 2016 he was among the 10 nominees for Best Male in the Best of British Unsigned Awards and Ryan, new single released in the same year, was broadcast by BBC Introducing.
This year he's been a finalist in the Coffee Music Project and Pride's Got Talent, and has performed in the UK, France, Scotland, the Netherlands and Italy. He also released a new single, Cotton, from his upcoming album, and he was among the acts performing on the main stage of Pride in London's Trafalgar Square.
– Robert Nottingham –
Robert Nottingham, 24, is an alternative-folk singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is originally from Manchester and is now based in London.
An imaginative and innovative writer and performer, Nottingham has developed a unique style and sound that incorporates influences from several artists and genres.