Join us for a relaxing evening in The Arc Café showcasing acoustic music from multiple local up and coming artists

Thomas Heppell
Thomas Heppell is a Berkshire-based musician who performs Blues, Jazz and Rock & Roll solo or in his 3 piece band, alongside his own compositions. Originally from the South Coast, he has been playing guitar and singing for over 10 years. He will get your foot tapping to some good old classics, with a few familiar favourites and some originals.

Over the years, Thomas has supported Chicken Shack and appeared on The Voice. In 2022, Thomas supported Anton du Beke (Strictly Come Dancing), Robin Bibi and Mike Mayfield, also performed at The Tuesday Night Club in London, Lincoln Jazz Cafe, Broadstairs Blues Bash, Swanage Blues Festival and Weyfest.

His debut EP 'Be My Home' has recently been played on Jazz FM (Blues and Boogie - David Freeman) and Blues Radio UK (Richard Dunning - Chairman of Blues UK Federation). With 3 nominations for the UK Blues awards for Best Young, Emerging and Acoustic Blues Artist 2023, the future is looking very bright for Thomas.

Laurence Henderson, a truly unique artist, skillfully merges the electrifying blues-rock spirit of Eric Gales and Joe Bonamassa with the soulful vocals and captivating songwriting akin to Sting. 
His sound is a harmonious blend, where Gales and Bonamassa's dynamic guitar elements intertwine seamlessly with the melodic finesse and storytelling depth reminiscent of Sting. 
Henderson's artistry promises a musical experience that bridges genres, offering listeners a rich and compelling journey through the intersection of blues, rock, and soulful lyricism.

Nathan Evans
Nathan Evans is a versatile prolific artist from south UK who channels his expressive and honest music through various styles and projects including his electronic project NAVE and both his alternative rock bands as lead singer in DELTORERS and NATIVE TONGUE.

Nathan is currently creating a 12 track conceptual acoustic album alongside his solo electronic project NAVE which he releases on major platforms. All his projects are available online to stream and you can join him on his PATREON @NAVEMUSIC where you can follow his journey and find exclusive unreleased content. 

Event: Friday 3 May, 7:30pm
Bar open: 6:30pm
Tickets: Free (please book in advance as spaces are limited)


  • Thomas Heppell wearing a hat
  • Nathan Evans

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