ILUVLIVE is a live music event that launched in London in June 2004 and has now become the UKs premier homegrown live music night. Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Professor Green, Maverick Sabre, Tinie Tempah, Plan B, Taio Cruz, Chipmunk, Tinchy Stryder, Katy B, Wretch 32 and NDubz are just a few of the acts that we supported, often years before they were signed.
We now have monthly residencies in London, Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpoool.
In London, Master of homegrown talent Ras Kwame (Choice FM) has been involved in the night since its inception and is still our regular Master of Ceremonies, ably supported by Twin B (BBC 1Xtra). In Birmingham, Sacha Brooks (Capital) lends her considerable hosting skills, whilst in Bristol Kizzy Morrell (Ujima Radio - 98fm Bristol) keeps the night running right.
Each event features six acts all playing with a live band plus the now legendry ILUVLIVE 60 second open mic. Anyone can sign up for the open mic but the 8-12 slots fill up fast and the competition is ferocious with the act most popular with the audience winning a coveted slot at our next show. Sign up on the night. First come first served.
We provide a house band for acts that don’t have their own and for many of our best-loved MC’s, ILUVLIVE was their first taste of performing with a band. We like to think we provide an important platform for both new and established artists and often have famous faces dropping by. Plus an awful lot of networking goes on with a healthy quota of industry bods always in the house.
In our seven-year history we have had a regular monthly slot on MTV Base for a year, a daily show on Flava TV for a year and been broadcast BBC Radio 1 and BBC 1Xtra on three occasons. We now feature our shows on our own swiftly developing ILUVLIVE TV.
We hope to see you at an event soon!
The ILUVLIVE Team
ILUVLIVE Currently resides monthly at XOYO, in East London
“iluvlive was a great platform for me. One of the first times performing alongside a live band, it really opened my eyes to it all as I always wanted to use a live band. I can remember I was really excited when they asked me to perform I nearly brought my whole estate along to watch lol”
Saj Ismael – PR Account Executive for Spring PR and HUGO BOSS Urban Rules campaign
“ iluvlive is a great platform for up and coming artists and the place to find the next ‘one to watch’. It is synonymous with good music”
Rich Castillo- Shalit Global /NDubz Manager
“ iluvlive is one of the cutting edge showcase nights for new UK urban music. If you're trying to break a newcomer it’s essential to get them on this night. Commercial pop industry people look to iluvlive for tip offs and take it very seriously’
Joseph Kentish A&R Universal
“ILUVLIVE is a crucial night as it covers an area of music which is under represented. Live will continue to be a conspicuously well attended and appreciated evening.”
"I luv live is one of the first music nights where I performed my songs, so it holds a special place in my heart. Its an amazing night for the UK music scene the vibe, the atmosphere was always on so creative. Lovely".
ILUVLIVE provides a great opportunity for young, up and coming artists to get their music heard by industry insiders and music lovers. Its a great and necessary platform'
'I've supported iluvlive a number of times over the years because i think its important that credible nights that support new talent are given support by more established acts too. I even curated an event for them in January 2012, which was crazy. Its always a great crowd at iluvlive'
Target ROLL DEEP
“It was a great laugh performing at iluvlive this night, good people, good atmosphere, great to have nights like this going strong after 8 years.”
“The atmosphere was so hype at iluvlive, it was always great. To get up and perform, even though it was impromptu was a buzz.”
'After the first time i performed at ILUVLIVE, Ras Kwame suggested us for SXSW where Strummerville spotted us and they contributed to our tour support of Plan B, which really helped put us on the map. It was a great platform for us and is always a great vibe!’
ILUVLIVE put me on really early in my career but as soon as I had been on, I really took off! Its a great opportunity to give UK artists exposure'
'I performed at iluvlive a number of times prior to getting signed and they always put together really good and diverse line ups. Its a great crowd too and good to have nights like this still going strong after 8 years.
‘iluvlive was a great opportunity for me. It’s where I met Naughty Boy which led to me featuring on tracks with artists like Chip and Wiley’
Soundbwoy – Producer/ Director
“ it’s a relaxed and eclectic showcase that gives artists the freedom to express themselves and network. It is also a good place to get a publishing deal”
Dj Ironik- Musician
“iluvlive is good because its not just your normal event where people are jumping around, it’s a time to hear good music and real music. The music industry can see artists they look up to in a different setting”T