The second of 2008's monthly "BMI Sessions" showcase nights for emerging bands, sponsored by the U.S. performing rights organisation, takes place tomorrow (Feb. 13) at London's 229 venue.

The bill features five-man rock outfit the Raid, currently enjoying airplay on London alternative station Xfm; guitar-pop experimentalists Grace Emilys, from Dundee, Scotland; the Hold Fire, from Brighton on England's south coast, now working with noted producer Dave Eringa; and London-based, folk-inflected soloist Jacob Fletcher.

The showcase evening is held in association with promoter Club Fandango, and future "BMI Sessions" will take place at the 229 on the first Thursday of each month.