Splat Boy Promotions are taking over! Come down to watch an expo of fantastic new acoustic musicians. Entry is free, but our artists are still paid! Come on down for and try something new from our bar and stage.
Splat Boy Promotions is a great organisation who work with The William Cross Foundation to help expose and further musicians' careers in the South West. Founded by Marcus Coombs, his ethos is "to build a family of local talent and volunteers to help keep live music alive for people of all ages and backgrounds within Bath, Bristol and the surrounding areas."
If you would like to play on one of Splat Boy's nights at The Den or any other nights in Somerset then don't hesitate to get in touch with Marcus via Splat Boy's Facebook page!
Cenris is a Folk/Goth/Rock solo project and a spectacle! Home grown and completely acoustic, allow your musical horizons to become broadened.
He taught himself to play the guitar after his younger brother started having lessons, and was writing his own songs by the age of twelve. He had shown no particular interest in music in his formative years other than a tendency to hum words rather than speak them.
He caught the eye of local musician Nick Harper who asked him to perform at his charity gig Avebury Rocks in 2011 for the Love, Hope and Strength Foundation. Along with Nick, he is the only performer to have played each year since, supporting acts such as Newton Falkner and The Levellers.
This brought him to the attention of musician and songwriter Gary Saunders, who had moved from London to Wiltshire, and had built a reputation for performing, production and arranging. For his EP Being Ragdollian they enlisted the help of Stu Rowe at his Lighterthief Studios in Swindon.
Gary and Stu chose a number of musicians they had worked with over the last couple of decades to help bring George’s songs to life. Andy Phillips, a long time collaborator of Gary’s, was brought in to play drums; Stu’s brothers Pete, who owns The Ladder Factory Studio in Shrivenham, recorded the drums through a vintage Trident desk; and Mikey, who took time out from touring with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, played keyboards on the tracks.
All these veteran musicians were blown away by the strength of George’s material and it is very rare to find the kind of songwriting craft George possesses at such an early age.
Jamie Watson is a Northern Irish singer/songwriter hitting the Bath music scene hard, especially with his band 'Gryffyn'. Definitely look out for them at The Den in the coming months!
Seán Daithí is a 20 year-old singer-songwriter from Ireland. He has previously lived in The Hague, The Netherland performing regularly at events around the city before moving to Bath, UK to study commercial music, expanding his audience and reach with a number of gigs there also. He has a lot planned for this year! Already, since September 2017, he has released 2 EP’s (one of which is available on all major platforms) and performed in TV Studios and music venues alike.