Monday September 17th
TYLER JAMES / RTKAL / ANDREAS MOE / DUBRATZ / PW WILSON / CLENCHA
Tyler James is a 27 year old singer song writer from North London. To the ambivalent eye, he is just another great singer thrown from the conveyor belt of reality TV. In June he placed second on the BBC’s The Voice, the acolyte of Black Eyed Peas’ commercial alchemist Will.I.Am. Listening to his debut single, the cut-glass ballad ‘Single Tear’, Tyler might remind you of blue-eyed British soul talents who close the gap to Rinse FM. He will be performing tracks from his as yet unnamed debut album with production from Salaam Remi, Jamie Woon & Fraiser T Smith. This is definitely one not to miss…..
21 year old Joshua Holness (also known as RTKal, Rtillery and RT) is a rapper, actor and spoken word artist from Birmingham UK. RT began performing in the UK Hip Hop scene as part of the Mud Family. In Nov 2008 Holness, alongside Skinnyman and other MudFam members supported GZA on a UK tour performing 7 UK dates. Holness has also forged a career as a host for many dubstep/grime raves under the name 'RTillery' and has performed at promotions such as Outlook Festival, Urban Nerds, X Atg, Dubmatik, Goonies, Bigger than Barry, Vagabonds, Dubstep Warriors and Love Music Hate Racism. In 2009 and 2010 he performed on the UK tours Dub to Dubstep and Jamaica Live displaying his versatility as an MC/rapper and drawing for his Jamaican roots. Other artists RTKal has performed alongside include Kurtis Blow, The Furious Five, Faithless, Sway, Wu-Tang Clan to name a few.
23 year old Andreas Moe is an artist from Stockholm, Sweden, and has been singing, writing and producing his own music for nearly 10 years now. Having already made a name for himself in the dance world by featuring on tracks with Tiesto, Avicii and John De Sohn, Moe is now coming to the UK to launch his own project – a fusion of Acoustic, Electronic and Pop music.
With vocals unlike any other, Wilson has steadily built up a buzz of anticipation throughout the London circuit. Inspiration from an eclectic fuse of soul, folk and jazz combined with passionate musicianship has given Wilson leverage into setting himself apart from the rest. He recently released his Debut EP, ‘Painted on Silence’. Self written and produced.
Clencha is a fully independent UK rapper hailing from Brixton South London. He has been doing music for over 10 years now and has collaborated and performed with the likes of No.Lay, Mz Bratt, Ny, Faith SFX and Snakeyman just to name a few.
THE DUB RATZ
21 year old rappers/singers Reiss Dervish (Splints), William Watson (Villiam Hayes) and guitarist / singer Charles Readwin (Chuck 'C.B' Barley) have been writing and performing music together since 2009. Splints and CB met as skateboarding 12 year olds, who would also MC together for fun. After meeting William in college, the boys fused their rap skills with CB's experience playing in a band, and The Dub Ratz were formed. The Dub Ratz' first release, a dubstep EP titled 'The Doctors of Dub' was released in 2011 and was followed by strong support from pioneers of discovering new underground talent, SBTV and RWD magazine, and received kudos from artists including Plastician, Maverick Sabre and Daley. The 'Stuck In the Middle' EP followed which included their first single by the same name, released on Bullet Train Records. For 2012 The LoveStep Trilogy takes the band on a diversion from their traditional sound. The 6 track EP presents a fusions of the sounds that influence them most; Ska and Reggae, Grime and Dubstep, and Metal and Punk.
PW is a young rapper from the North London borough of Edmonton he’s breaking boundaries in the UK music scene. After touring with Dappy on his first solo tour PW has secured a title of one to watch. With his catchy and fresh lyrics this young man is definitely making waves in the music industry. He recently supported US sensation boy band Mindless Behaviour on their UK tour and successfully kept the crowd hyped for a show they’d never forget. http://www.thisisPW.com
HOST: Ras Kwame
DJ: Melody Kane
Location – XOYO, Cowper Street EC2A 4AW (exit 4 Old Street tube)
Time – 7:30pm - Midnight (1st act onstage 8.30pm)
Entry - £6 in advance & NUS, £8 on the guestlist, £12 on the door
For tickets and guestlist: www.iluvlive.co.uk GUESTLIST CLOSES 3PM ON DAY OF SHOW!
Next ILUVLIVE – October 8th 2012