This weekend, in South West London's green and peaceful Clapham Common, a singer-songwriter music festival took place in an intimate venue called The Omnibus Theatre.
Music Makers Festival, brought some refreshing talent and authentic material on stage. From indie rockers, sister and brother duo Belle Roscoe to Manchester rap/acoustic trio Prose, a variety of genres enriched the experience of festival-goers.
Since the festival was organised by singer songwriter Albert Man for fellow singer songwriters, there was a lot of sharing of personal stories and genuine energy during every act. Yet the atmosphere stayed welcoming and secure, which made it an interconnected experience.
Photo: Belle Roscoe performing
Nomads Matty and Julia Gurry have been touring with their band Belle Roscoe for a long time, and they are definitely not new to the music scene. Having toured in the UK, US, Australia, Europe and lived in Cuba and France, they actually became musicians when they started travelling and paying the costs by playing music along the way. Then they actually got their first big break in France after they closed Cannes Film Festival and moved to Paris.
They moved to London about over a year ago and have been working on their third studio album, they also recorded some covers of Serge Gainsbourg and are aiming to release one of the tracks end of this year.
Their strong bond as brother and sister and as bandmates definitely reflect a positive energy to the stage.
Follow them @belleroscoe
Next up was beautiful and elegant Dani Sylvia, awarded 'Best Songwriter' by BASCA. Her impressive voice and lyrical talent instantly hooked the audience. Her personality and openness was also an important part of her performance and her music. Dani's honesty about her experiences and passion about being true to her own emotions were inspiring.
photo: Dani Sylvia performing
Dani actually studied acting in Guildhall School of Music and Drama, which she thinks helped her echo the honesty and truthfulness she learned in her songwriting.
She is planning to release her first album next year and will be performing an acoustic concert of her album on 22nd of August at Home House.
Follow her @danisylviamusic
The two day festival was full of good melodies, heartfelt lyrics from Up Down Go Machine, Tara Lee, The City and Us, and more artists. You should definitely check out the other acts who took part and make sure to follow them on Twitter for next year @MusicMakersFest.