Absolute Radio and Abbey Road Studios are teaming up to host a series of acoustic sessions at The Beatles' world-famous recording home.
Born Blonde, Bwani Junction, Iko and Oli Wennick have been lined up to play in Abbey Road's Studio 3 on Tuesday (November 27) in what will be the first accoustic session featuring up-and-coming acts hand-picked by Absolute. The performances will go out on the station's Sunday Night Music Club hosted by Pete Donaldson, while the sets and exclusive interviews with the acts will be available to watch online.
West London band Born Blonde's involvement follows them having previously worked with the Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian, while Scotland's Bwani Junction have supported The Vaccines, headlined the BBC Introducing T In The Park stage and were the most watched Absolute Session at Hard Rock Calling. Bwani Junction have been compared to Vampire Weekend, Big Country and Two Door Cinema Club, Oli Wennink hails from Brixton and music from Devon band Iko has featured on the likes of Grey's Anatomy and in the new Twilight movie.
The acoustic tie-up between Absolute and Abbey Road builds on an existing relationship between the pair having first joined forces earlier this year for a series of regular sessions. These have included performances from Fun, Paul Weller and Alabama Shakes.
Absolute Radio creative cirector Vince Lynch said: "Absolute Radio is keen to support the music industry and help foster and build artists for the future. This session offers a number of emerging acts the opportunity to play in the world-class Abbey Road Studios, as well as their session filmed and recorded for national radio.”
Jonathan Smith, SVP EMI Studios and general manager at Abbey Road Studios, added: "Abbey Road Studios is committed to continuing the incredible rock and pop legacy of our past 80 years. These live acoustic sessions with Absolute Radio do that by bringing new and emerging artists through our studios where so many landmark recordings and performances have taken place.”