Summer Series at Somerset Housewith American Express®
Set in one of London's most iconic landmarks, Summer Series at Somerset House returned with an impressive line-up of headline acts alongside emerging artists hotly tipped for success in 2016.
with support from Melt Yourself Down
Hiatus Kaiyote have carved a mystifying and unique world with their blend of alluring lyricism and cinematic soundscapes. The two-time Grammy Award nominated outfit have gallivanted into unparalleled accolades and success straight from Melbourne’s eclectic music scene with their soulful, genre-defying sounds and superlative dynamic live performances.
with support from The Leisure Society
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott formerly of The Beautiful South follow their critically acclaimed debut album What Have We Become with a wonderfully contemporary record Wisdom, Laughter and Lines. Full of lyrical wit and humour, the album shot straight into the charts at Number 4 and has now been certified Silver by the Official Charts Company.
with support from ALA.NI
When North Londoner Benjamin Clementine performs, people stop and listen. His powerful and tender voice compliments the stark intimacy of his lyrics and ebb and flow of his piano lines. He creates a connection with the listener that says ‘This is me, maybe it’s you too’. Clementine’s Mercury Prize winning debut album At Least For Now explores love and loss, despair and hope, pride and self-belief.
with support from Gallant & Jodie Abacus
Since bursting onto the cultural landscape, Laura Mvula has become one of the UK’s finest exports. From her Mercury Prize nomination and MOBO wins to her BRIT Awards and Ivor Novello nods, Laura has found herself at the forefront of the current soul revival since 2013. Laura most recently released new single Overcome – a collaboration with the legendary Nile Rodgers.
with support from Pumarosa
Everything Everything are on a never-ending quest to bring experimentation and creative ambition back to pop music. Their highly-anticipated third album Get To Heaven is an intricate snapshot of contemporary culture within a unique sonic landscape and established them as one of the most progressive bands in British music.
with support from Samm Henshaw
James Morrison first came to prominence in 2006 with the platinum selling album Undiscovered, aged just 21. After a successful collaboration with Nelly Furtado, winning a BRIT Award and two further successful albums he made a welcome return to the charts in 2015 with his fourth Top 10 studio album Higher Than Here which he describes as his ‘best ever’.
with support from Bill Ryder-Jones
Courtney Barnett’s debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, cements her standing as one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in indie rock. These songs reveal not only an assured songwriter and guitar player, but also an artist who in just a few years has already proved highly influential.
with support from Claudia Kane
Electro-pioneers Caravan Palace fuse hedonistic house and old school jazz to glorious effect. The musical virtuosity of the Parisian seven-piece band combined with their panache, flair and genuine joy in performing live guarantees a riotous good time.
with support from Gizmo Varillas
Jack Savoretti’s gorgeous, soul-soaked vocals are championed by BBC Radio 2. He returns to music with an impressive new album Written In Scars. In Savoretti’s words “the heartbeat of the album is rhythm. It’s all about groove, drums and bass.”
with support from JONES
An uncontested and respected figure in the world of electronic music for the past two decades, a pioneer of the 'French Touch' and a creator of intelligent, sensual and original deep house, St Germain has always stood out. His new eponymous album is a subtle mixture of machines and instruments, of authentic roots and modern influences.
with support from Jocelyn Pook with Manickam Yogeswaren
James Lavelle presents a unique UNKLE:REDUX audio visual show with composer Philip Sheppard, a regular collaborator since UNKLE’s Never Never Land album in 2003. UNKLE have created some of the most interesting soundscapes in recent memory, with a host of international guest artists and producers.