I play upbeat melodic catchy protest music, predominantly in a reggae/ska style, using a loop pedal amongst other things to create a powerful sound (sometimes enlisting the help of fellow musicians). I start writing songs at 13, was gigging them by 14 and recording them professionally by 15.
With a voice that has been described as smooth, soulful and enchanting, Imar Shephard's dulcet tones perfectly illustrate the essence of Rhythm & Blues, Roots Reggae and Lover's Rock. His unique sound is not only heard regularly on local Jamaican radio stations but has equally won the hearts of audiences overseas.
The young charismatic singer songwriter was born and raised in the sleepy hollow of Richmond Gap, Cedar Valley nestled neatly in the heart of the famous Blue Mountains that surround the parish locally known as Saint Thomas in the East.
I have been writing songs since singing with two tone band Eye Witness featuring master the drummer Jimmy Scott (aka Obladih Obladah), as well as with a variety of jazz and rock bands around London.
A dynamic and inspiring collective of musicians who infuse an array of genres culminating in a melting pot of sax, strings, drums & keys. Mischa & His Merry Men deliver an energetic and compelling performance with their uplifting, socially charged originals taking you on an exciting voyage laced with messages of peace, love & unity… the revolution starts here!
The Real Ink is a mixture of Funk, Reggae, Jazz and Ska that creates that Ink noise. Its a momentum of sound. From when the first note of the saxophone hits to the last beat on the drum. Get ready for soulful vocals and funky bass and guitar. Get ready for something that you will be hard to comprehend but will hook you indefinitely.
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.
'The Fred Hampton Appreciation Society' are an eclectic mix of a band; with years of experience playing in various combos; who released their debut album late last year, and have been going down a storm wherever they’ve played since.
Reggae/Hip Hop/Dub/Jazz 5 piece from Portsmouth
North-West London born and raised Nylah makes ‘Indie-Pop, R&B feel good’ music that takes on powerful topics. From the young age of 9, Nylah discovered a passion for song-writing, at 10 years she had already written a compilation of songs. As time went on her passion grew alongside her talents.
Exuberant, fresh and infectiously energising, Forefathers have been making waves in the Sheffield music scene since 2015. As a 8-piece band, complete with trumpet, saxophones and a multitude of percussion, they offer an eclectic mix of world music combining Afro-Beat and Salsa with Jazz and Funk-Rock.