PEERLESS PICK OF THE WEEK: LLOYD LLEWELLYN
Lloyd Llewellyn is a singer-songwriter, his distinctive voice drawing on influences such as Bon Iver and Ben Howard. This sound fused with his early passion for blues artists such as BB King, Robert Johnson and Ray Charles creates a uniquely crafted sound which sets him apart from his peers. Hearing only his Soundcloud demos, a respected music publishing company flew Lloyd out to Los Angeles to play a showcase at Hotel Café. He decided against signing with them this early in his career and took to producing an acoustic video version of his single 'Long Way Down' with I Owe Youth (known for their videos for Rudimental, Wolf Alice and Kwabs). Alongside these achievements, Lloyd has graced the stages of Isle of Wight Festival, The Old Queens Head, Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen and The Camden Assembly.
"Lloyd's voice is effortless and pitch perfect, amazing live!" - Hannah Reid, London Grammar
“There’s a authenticity to his voice which you can’t fake, you know when somebody means business and they have a natural quality to the voice, he’s got it.” - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music
21 year old singer-songwriter Taylor James Eary started writing his own music at the tender age of 15. He was accepted into BIMM music school (alumni including James Bay, Tom Odell and George Ezra) but left after his first year to concentrate on gigging, writing and recording. His first single, ‘Moving On’, was released on 24 April.
Jake Thomas Turnbull also released his debut single 'One More Day' early this year and was met with overwhelming activity and interest both in the UK and overseas. Jake's notable influences include James Blunt and Damian Rice, and his highly anticipated debut album is to be released later this year.