BIMM Bristol singer-songwriter, Harvey Causon will make his Somerset House debut today as he prepares to close this year’s Unplugged Summer Series.
The annual event, set in the 18th Century building’s grandiose Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, has enjoyed a week of fabulous performances from several BIMM acts including, Fanny Sophia, Moon Looks On, Charli White, Joe Dolman and Julian LeBen – who will open for the 19-year-old.
Blending soft electronica with contemporary R&B, Harvey’s creative output is bound by ‘minimal production, heart-stopping vocals and dulcet guitar tones’ to achieve a sound that is as enchanting as it is beautiful. His debut EP Introspect has so far received ample praise.
Speaking to BIMM about his highly-anticipated set, Harvey said:
“I’m honoured to play in such a beautiful setting that has hosted some of my biggest influences. I’m also very excited to catch Tom Misch on Saturday afternoon!”
Harvey’s performance at Somerset House also coincides with the historic venue’s wider Summer Series events, which have so far played host to Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Warpaint, The Robert Glasper Experiment, Foster The People and more. It’s a big act to follow, but we’ve little doubt that Harvey will be right at home having played such major festivals as Dot to Dot and 2000trees, as well as a host of well received intimate gigs. The daytime events, which have the feel of an elegant busking setting, have so far been a huge success.
Commenting on Harvey’s continued ascent, Bristol Live Magazine’s Christian Northwood said:
“With blogs starting to focus their gaze on Harvey and an inclusion in Bristol Live Magazine’s ‘What’s New’ section in July, it only seems a matter of time before his heart-melting sound reaches a larger audience.”
What better way to announce your arrival than with a debut acoustic session at one of the country’s most spectacular historic buildings? With views of the embankment and the Thames, Somerset House is an idyllic setting that many musicians dream of playing. For Harvey, it’s a dream that will come true today.