Check out the Coffee House Sessions at your uni

Curated by Huw Stephens from Radio 1 and launching this week in Universities around the country, Coffee House Sessions yesterday announced the first four artists on the tour and reveal the full list of participating Universities. 

Upcoming artists Kerri Watt and Lucy Mason will be conducting the first North to South tour circuit,  For the full list of participating Universities see below. 

Kerri Watt

Week 2:

Monday 7th October:
- Loughborough University - Students' Union Piazza 1pm
- University of Leicester - Starbucks/ Square 3pm

Tuesday 8th October:
- Buckinghamshire New University - The Lounge 1pm
- University of Reading - Café Mondial 3pm

Wednesday 9th October:
- Swansea University - JC's 1pm
- University of South Wales - The Randy Dragon Inn 3pm

Thursday 10th October:
- University of Bath - The Plug Bar 1pm
- University of the West of England - Escape Bar 3pm

Friday 11th October:
- University of Surrey - Chancellors 1pm
- University of Winchester - Terrace Bar 3pm

Lucy Mason

Monday 7th October:
- University of Chester - CH1 Bar 1pm
- University of Chester (Warrington Campus) - Starbucks 3pm

Tuesday 8th October:
- University of Central Lancashire - The Met 1pm
- Manchester Metropolitan University - The Atrium 3pm

Wednesday 9th October:
- University of Sheffield - Fusion 1pm
- University of Leeds - Terrace Bar 3.30pm

Thursday 10th October:
- University of Teeside - The Terrace Bar 1pm
- Northumbria University - Reds Bar 3pm

Friday 11th October:
- University of Edinburgh - The New Amphion 1pm
- University of Glasgow (Queen Margaret's Union) - Café Twenty2 3pm

Exposing the hottest in upcoming UK music talent to students via daytime performances in the non-alcohol environment of University coffee shops, Coffee House Sessions provides promotion for the showcased artists through student media outlets such as student newspapers, student radio and student TV at each university.

Curator Huw Stephens says:
“Student unions and the student touring scene have always been a really important way for new bands to get exposure and build the all-important early fan base. Now that the traditional student activity of evenings boozing in The Students’ Union’ bar has changed, The Coffee House Sessions are a great way for those bands to still reach their core audience. The quality of the artists is all important and there’s no shortage of quality new acts i want to introduce to the students” 

Kerri Watt says:
"It's an honour for me to be involved in something so refreshing that gives incredible exposure to young, aspiring musicians. The opportunity to reach out to young people in so many cities in such a short space of time is invaluable. The non alcohol environment in which the gigs will be set will be a welcome change to me and the other artists as so often we are faced with rowdy clubs full of people who wouldn't even catch your name if they wanted to over the noise.”

Have a listen to some of the acts performing.

For more info on tour dates and info on each artist go to: www.coffeehousesessions.com/sessions