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Tue 15th Feb
Shockwaves NME Awards Shows 2011
@ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
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Shockwaves NME Awards Shows 2011: Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan + Cherry Ghost
The iconic NME Awards Shows kick off in 2011 with a superlative line-up that will see them taking over London, setting the musical agenda for the year ahead.
Featuring Carl Barat, White Lies, Caribou, Crocodiles and recent NME cover stars Warpaint, amongst a host of the most exciting acts around, the shows run from February 1st and continue throughout the month, building up anticipation for the legendary NME Awards on February 23rd.
Spread across some of London's best music venues, the NME Awards Shows are set to make a huge impact on the capital's live scene, with a month-long mix of live music from the best influential, established and cutting edge acts around.
This event takes place at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
The former Belle & Sebastian singer Isobel Campbell and Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan join forces to create rolling folk ballads and dark shimmering pop.
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Epic and heartfelt indie-pop from this Manchester group. Tinged with hints of country, folk and Americana, Cherry Ghost make 'songs of staggering beauty, the best kept secret in Manchester.' - City Life.
Cherry Ghost began in 2005, first as an alias for Simon Aldred as a solo artist, before morphing into a full band. Early sessions with Doves bassist and vocalist Jimi Goodwin and a special appearance on Later...with Jools Holland helped excel the band's beginnings.
Cherry Ghost were one of only a handful of bands and musicians to have been invited onto Jools Holland's programme before having released any material. They then signed to Heavenly Records and their debut album 'Thirst For Romance' entered the UK Albums Chart at #7. They have since gone on to receive critical acclaim in 2010 for their follow-up album, 'Beneath This Burning Shoreline'.
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Venue: O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Disabled Access: Silver Status
Bookings: 0844 477 2000
→ Kensington (Olympia) 16 min walk
→ Goldhawk Rd 4 min walk
→ Shepherds Bush 5 min walk