Band created record at ExCeL hotel while watched on web

08:00 19 November 2012

Royal Docks-based ExCeL Aloft London hotel was the centre of a quick-fire musical milestone last week when Belguim band Sky Castles wrote, recorded and released a brand new song called ‘A Little Bit of Feel’ in just 12 hours, with fans watching the live stream on Facebook.

Working with US indie duo We Are Scientists, Sky Castles were winners of an innovative music competition launched by Aloft Hotels to find “the hottest unsigned band.”

In all 27 bands performed gigs at the hotel chain in London, Brussels and Abu Dhabi

We Are Scientists said of the gig: “What a night! The show set a new benchmark for how a performance should go.

The track is now available to download from the Aloft Facebook page at


Latest Newham Entertainment Stories

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Synth-pop icons Depeche Mode will perform their first UK stadium gig in 23 years at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park next summer.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

The colourful and creative worlds of some of the nation’s best-loved children’s authors will be coming to Stratford library this half term as part of Discover Children’s Story Centre’s takeover.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors have inspired a new exhibition of sculptures that are on show in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this month.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Behind an unassuming warehouse door lies an Oktoberfest extravaganza.

Newsletter Sign Up

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read entertainment


Show Job Lists


Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Read more

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Read more

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now