BBC Introducing meets Hollywood
We followed four Introducing acts (Man Without Country, Luke Fenlon, Luke Bingham and Friends Electric) on a trip to Hollywood to play the gig of their lives: a MusExpo showcase in front of the cream of the US music industry.
You can listen to the story of their adventures on Radio 1 at 9pm on Monday 25th July.
Here are Friends Electric's photos from the trip:
After the long flight from London to Los Angeles it all seemed very real once we were greeted with an incredible view from the hotel window. The Hotel was on Sunset Boulevard opposite a bar complete with a bucking bronco. On the first night we visited Barney's Beanery. We had been awake for around thirty six hours, so reading through newspaper sized menus became very challenging. It was time to get to bed.
We started each morning with a hearty nutritious American breakfast. If you haven't slipped into a sugar induced coma by noon then you haven't done it right!
The show was at S.I.R Studios. But before heading to the venue we had to visit the W hotel to pick up passes. We couldn't avoid looking like tourists while looking at the immortalised stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Although it was a rather strange experience playing to static crowd sat at tables, an encouraging welcome at S.I.R and being able to play in such a great venue eased our nerves.
It was a great night and we had the opportunity to meet some cool people.
Thank you BBC Introducing for a memorable experience!