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Italian born, London based, American rooted singer songwriter

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Gian Luca @ Starry Starry Nights (Hackney Downs)

  • Star By Hackney Downs 35 Queensdown Rd London, E5 8NN United Kingdom (map)

Starry Starry Nights is a new weekly acoustic event held every Wednesday evening at The Star By Hackney Downs. Each show features four great acts playing live in our candlelit upstairs venue and before, after, and in between the live acts is a specially selected playlist of acoustic classics and unplugged gems... 

Entry is FREE and this week we have:

Richie Phillips is a musician from London influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker and Jack White. With a melancholy sound and personal lyrics, Richie has honed his craft playing 2-4 times a week on London's open mic scene.

An English national treasure! Simon Wells is an author & musician whose soulful, quirky & pastoral work is an instant addition to the canon of classic British singer-songwriters, whose latest album “The Shopkeeper's Son” has drawn comparisons to the likes of Nick Drake, Ronnie Lane, Paul McCartney, Ray Davies, Paul Weller and Damon Albarn - Shindig Magazine going so far as to state that "Wells is not out of place in their company". His new album, "The Idle Poet", is released this Summer.

9.20pm GIAN LUCA
Italian born, London based, American rooted folk singer songwriter, Gianluca Gentile first picked up the classical guitar aged 12. Going on to study electric guitar, he went on to choose acoustic guitar as his main instrument influenced by the great singer/songwriters such as Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Nick Drake, Paul Simon, Van Morrison and Johnny Cash as well as traditional English and American folk and country music. Pursuing his passion for songwriting and performing live, Gianluca left Rome for London in 2014.

Daniel Glover is a 20 year old singer/songwriter with a powerful delivery, soulful lyrics beyond his years and a passion and commitment that has been enrapturing audiences across the U.K. With comparisons drawn to Tom Waits, John Hammond and early Bob Dylan, his integrity and raw emotion shine through an accomplished acoustic folk sound mixed with uplifting, soulful melodies. Daniel's latest EP, "What Happened Last Week", was released earlier this year
“STUNNING!” - Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2
“The voice defies comparison. Just listen to this man’s music... …he has a unique sound all his own, with a clarity and freshness that makes discovering new music such a pleasure” - Thebluesmusicblog