Joseph Doran is a loop station artist with influences from Ed Sheeran, Nirvana and traditional Irish music. What sets Joseph apart from the average singer/songwriter with a guitar is his ability to recreate a band sound as just one man, using the music technology equivalent of a pedal-board supercomputer at his feet. Bringing together a loop pedal, a vocal harmoniser and a chain of effects pedals into one large soundscape, is a talent that creates goosebumps according to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Ell IV is a new pop artist from a small town in the north of England called Grimsby. Being called a dreamer all her life, Ell IV puts this across in her music with lyrics that show a yearning for more. Catchy choruses, dreamy melodies and heartfelt lyrics, Ell IV’s music is crafted with her heart and soul.
Hakeem Steele, a 24 year old singer songwriter, guitarist, producer, engineer, and busker hailing from New York City, living in London.
Age 12 and just getting into the guitar, Scottish musician Malcolm MacWatt first heard ‘Johnny Cash At San Quentin’ and was immediately hooked into country music. While a deep respect for country and bluegrass is evident in his songs and guitar playing, MacWatt freely shows his British folk roots citing John Martyn and Dick Gaughan as major influences. A Transatlantic Records promo featuring Pentangle and Fairport Convention introduced the idea that folk, rock, blues and jazz could be fused together in any combination.
With the uncertain economic and social environment we currently find ourselves in, Freedom provides the perfect sound track to the gritty reality of life. Offering a rounded view on conflict, tension and both the adversity and triumph of the human condition, Azim once again proves the old adage that difficult times produce excellent music.
Born and raised in London town, deep in the hustle and bustle of city life, Angelo V emerged as a singer/songwriter/guitarist whose music is an eclectic mix of reggae hooks, rocky grooves and soulful melodies. Angelo started playing the violin at 9 years old before substituting his bow for his guitar at the age of 14. With a love of the piano his own raw sound
began to emerge. After a decade down south in Devon, his music evolved into what it is today, with that touch of hippy soul.
Reya-Jayne is a new country-pop artist, active in both London and Sheffield. As one of very few northern English country artists, Reya moved to the capitol to pursue her musical career and is currently studying the craft of songwriting at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. facebook.com/reyajaynemusic
Lily Agnès is a 19 year old Singer/Songwriter, born and currently based in London. Lily has always been surrounded and influenced by many varying styles of music. Queen, Lewis Taylor, Pink Floyd and Jamie Cullum; the artists she grew up listening to, have had a huge influence on the melodic style that she writes with. She has been playing guitar and writing original music for 5 years and at the age of 15 made her debut appearance at The Bedford in Balham, where artists such as Ed Sheeran have previously played.
Raised in the wilds of central Kentucky, London-based singer-songwriter Grace Binford picked up her father’s for-ten-years-neglected guitar at age 13 and taught herself to play by ear. Having spent her childhood in classical piano lessons and in her parents’ living room listening to the likes of Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, James Taylor, and Crowded House, she began to write her own music as a means of attempting to process and connect with the world outside.
On a quiet September night in 2017, Jake Frost found himself in an army bunker in the Taiwanese training camp. There and then he wondered why he hadn’t done anything with all the songs he had written. An intention was sent out that moment amongst 160 other cadets sharing the same room, determining to make that right. Growing up with classical piano, music has never been far away in Frost’s life. No matter the location, the age or the influences he was receiving, the desire to create is always present.