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iluvlive Birmingham: October 2019
Oct
15
7:30 PM19:30

iluvlive Birmingham: October 2019

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Date: Tuesday 15th October 2019
Venue: Acapella Birmingham, 50 Frederick Street, B1 3HR
Time: 7.30pm Doors - 11pm
Tickets: £3.00
Host: Ayola Lee


RACHEL FOXX | MAYDAY | JUS_ONE | S RICA | JOELLE BROWN

RACHEL FOXX    Rachel Foxx 's breakthrough in the music industry is a case study in contemporary culture. She's the next wave of UK soul music - part of a generation who aren't tied to a single subculture, whose heightened sense of politics, opportunity and independence stem from moving fluidly across cultures and communities. Talented and confident with a sharp sense of self, it's no surprise the London native is on her way to big things.

RACHEL FOXX

Rachel Foxx's breakthrough in the music industry is a case study in contemporary culture. She's the next wave of UK soul music - part of a generation who aren't tied to a single subculture, whose heightened sense of politics, opportunity and independence stem from moving fluidly across cultures and communities. Talented and confident with a sharp sense of self, it's no surprise the London native is on her way to big things.

MAYDAY   Crafted by himself, Mayday hails from Birmingham. Taking inspiration from garage mixes his mother use to play in his early years and infusing them with a love of international music on a wider scale, the 0121 native is set to bring his playful storytelling music to the world.  The self-proclaimed ‘Kingstanding Captain’ is one of the most exciting prospects from the West Midlands to emerge in recent times. Mayday is slowly carving out his own lane in the grime scene, one that is inspired by many but not easily imitated.

MAYDAY

Crafted by himself, Mayday hails from Birmingham. Taking inspiration from garage mixes his mother use to play in his early years and infusing them with a love of international music on a wider scale, the 0121 native is set to bring his playful storytelling music to the world.

The self-proclaimed ‘Kingstanding Captain’ is one of the most exciting prospects from the West Midlands to emerge in recent times. Mayday is slowly carving out his own lane in the grime scene, one that is inspired by many but not easily imitated.

S RICA   S.RICA, emerging out of Birmingham, is noted for her refreshing style of delivering integral raps, coupled her tendency to express her multi-faceted nature. S. Rica was allured into rap by the influence of her two older brothers who were formerly in a grime crew. She now draws inspiration from her personal journey of 21 years growing up as a young female, as well as allowing her animated persona to beam through in her other works. After taking time to nurture her craft, she is now back with new music.

S RICA

S.RICA, emerging out of Birmingham, is noted for her refreshing style of delivering integral raps, coupled her tendency to express her multi-faceted nature. S. Rica was allured into rap by the influence of her two older brothers who were formerly in a grime crew. She now draws inspiration from her personal journey of 21 years growing up as a young female, as well as allowing her animated persona to beam through in her other works. After taking time to nurture her craft, she is now back with new music.

PAUL THE MESSENGER   Paul the messenger is a vibrant singer, rapper, and producer based in the west midlands. His sound is that of Rnb but it is infused with hip hop and a collection of other genres. his aim through his music is to break barriers, open conversations and love God.

PAUL THE MESSENGER

Paul the messenger is a vibrant singer, rapper, and producer based in the west midlands. His sound is that of Rnb but it is infused with hip hop and a collection of other genres. his aim through his music is to break barriers, open conversations and love God.

JOELLE BROWN   Joelle Brown is an artist from Birmingham. Her style is jazzy, soulful and playful. Her lyrics inspire thought and her sweet melodies are soothing. In sharing her original music Joelle says her goal is to evoke joy. She has been singing and song writing most of her life, but at the age of 28 released her first EP, ‘Sound’, which is now available on all digital music platforms.

JOELLE BROWN

Joelle Brown is an artist from Birmingham. Her style is jazzy, soulful and playful. Her lyrics inspire thought and her sweet melodies are soothing. In sharing her original music Joelle says her goal is to evoke joy. She has been singing and song writing most of her life, but at the age of 28 released her first EP, ‘Sound’, which is now available on all digital music platforms.

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iluvlive Birmingham: September 2019
Sep
17
7:30 PM19:30

iluvlive Birmingham: September 2019


EVENT INFORMATION

Date: Tuesday 17th September 2019
Venue: Acapella Birmingham, 50 Frederick Street, B1 3HR
Time: 7.30pm doors - 11pm
Tickets: £3
Host: Ayola Lee

 
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ICEY STANLEY

Icey Stanley established his roots within Coventry's Hip Hop scene. Icey Stanley garnered initial attention via his local music community. His recognition began to spiral as he was seen supporting UK artists including JME, Fuse ODG, Meridian Dan, Big Narstie, Lady Leshurr and Devlin whilst his electric performances and aptitude at stage delivery awarded him with the opportunities to play shows in Africa, Europe and America including sets at The Global Youth Conference in Carolina and Loveworld Music Festival in Nigeria, exposing his musical prowess to different audiences across the world.

This Coventry based artist has released his latest Single ‘Someone'. A project that has caused a big buzz on social media. ‘Someone’ expresses the need of having a person in life that can be there and willing to be through it all. A mix of old school and new school this song takes you back in time and brings you to the present with relatable lyrics.

Icey’s last EP release Still No Love In February is out now on all platforms. This is following his summer 2018 release ‘Something I’m Needing’ Feat. Tocky Vibes & ‘Mid Summer Drip - EP’ with Birmingham’s own Mr Macee. Icey had over 100K Streams Independently on Spotify alone in 2018.

 
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KADEEM TYRELL

British R&B/Soul singer, Kadeem Tyrell, is making waves in the UK music scene. Born and raised in Battersea, Kadeem epitomises the alternative sound that is currently on the rise, described as soothing alternative soul & effortless R&B. Heavily influenced by A Tribe Called Quest, Aaliyah, Brandy & many more artists from the 90's era, Kadeem put pen to paper at the young age of 14, challenging his writing skills and seeing how far he could take his vocal ability.

Having been raised in the church community, it was inevitable that Kadeem's love for music would grow. His family is filled with plenty of musical talent. His Mother and Aunts were Gospel singers and his father a DJ, allowing Kadeem to be exposed to and influenced by all genres of music, including lovers rock, rare groove and other music of the 80's whilst growing up.

In 2015, Kadeem debuted his vocals by featuring on a track with East London producer Nat Brown 'Memories'. The track was heavily supported by DJ EZ and many more DJ's across the Garage scene. In 2016, Kadeem teamed up with Chelmsford Garage producer RYN and released a smooth 5 track EP titled 'Fooled', full of what has been described as 'Feel Good Music'. Aiming to establish his music amongst many of the greats, Kadeem has garnered a buzz and is being mentioned amongst some of London’s finest such as NAO, Sampha and MNEK.

 
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NICOLE ROSE

Birmingham born and raised, Nicole was brought up singing from the age of 5 then ventured and explored her voice even more as she grew. She is now working on a EP and her new song vacation is released on all platforms.

She is dedicated to music and is definitely a soul snatching vocalist to look out for as an upcoming star.

Nicole has performed at a variety of events such as: Vintage got soul, live vibe, o2 arena and many more. They have all been amazing experiences for her and plans to do many more.

Her inspiration in music is her 2 daughters, her role models are Jhene Aiko, Whitney Houston and Brandy, she has always admired them and made her grow musically. Everything nicole has done has involved music and is something she cannot help doing, it’s a desire and dream she will achieve.

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RICKI STUGGZ

He is a 26 year old from Birmingham and part of the Bayten Collective. He began playing instruments and writing music at the age of 13, and began working in kitchens at 15. This has inspired the production of his first EP - CookBook which will be out before the end of the year.

 
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SOPHIE LEE SOUL

Sophia Lee Soul is a Birmingham based alternative R&B/Soul act recently nominated by Birmingham Music awards for best R&B/Soul act along with other successful nominees.
Her most recent project is the release of the beautifully constructed EP ‘M.O.W.G.L.I’ funded by Arts Council England in 2018 and features on all online digital platforms, joining her previously successful releases that totalled over 4K listeners on Spotify alone.

Previous successes also include:

In 2017, Sophia Lee Soul was selected for Punch records ‘Next Level’ artist development program for developing early career artists.

Her first EP in 2015, ‘When words fail’, contained the soulful ‘Morning feeling’ which was BBC 1XTRA’S INTRODUCING "Track of the Week".

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iluvlive Birmingham: June 2019
Jun
11
7:30 PM19:30

iluvlive Birmingham: June 2019


EVENT INFORMATION

Date: Tuesday 11th June 2019
Venue: Acapella Birmingham, 50 Frederick Street, B1 3HR
Time: 7.30pm doors - 11pm
Tickets: £3
Host: Ayola Lee

 
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BM4RK

BM4RK pronounced Birthmark is a west midlands, Wolverhampton born Rapper – Song Writer. He has been in the underground scene for over 10 years, doing radio, shows and open mic events. He is currently releasing music videos for various songs on his own youtube (BM4RK). His instagram is the best place to find him and follow to keep up to date.

 
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CAMEO

Cameo is a 17 year old aspiring singer/songwriter from Leighton Buzzard, performing since a young age, creating music with heavy influence of Folk, Pop and Jazz.

 
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KHARIIS UBIARO

Khariis Ubiaro, born in London in 1998, is a genuine talent – an actor, poet, dancer, singer, screenwriter, and model. His work addresses issues of identity, race, youth, passion, imagination, death, morals, love and integrity. Not afraid to be angry, Ubiaro lashes out at ignorance and asserts his identity as an artist and a young man.

Khariis published his debut poetry pamphlet in 2017 titled My Minds Dark Parties. Unabashedly political, this debut collection examines race, religion and fame with passion and wit, as well as exploring love, mental health, and the artist’s obsession with creation. This is an electrifying set of poems.

Khariis’ credits include T.V, commercial adverts, short films, national theatre and live music performances.

Merely a vessel for intense mood and emotion. Khariis uses his powers to provoke change in our world. Whether it be a change in perspective or a shift in feeling – he intends to bring humanity to a deeper level of consciousness through his work. Seeking to break the cages on our minds, he uses acting and writing with a core focus on the margins between life and death, reality and other. Khariis is currently working on his first screenplay and will be appearing in Riz Ahmed’s forthcoming film Mughal Mowgli.

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MADI SASIKA

Born at the end of the ‘90s, Smethwick-based artist Madi Saskia is one of the most exciting talents to emerge from the Birmingham creative scene. Inspired by the sounds of Jhené Aiko, Erykah Badu and Marsha Ambrosius, her style can be described as socially conscious with an R’n’B twang. She has been making music for just under 6 years and has since started her own night called ‘Madi’s Lean Up Ting’ aimed to put artists on stage that are misunderstood and overlooked. 2019 is set to be an amazing for the 19-year old singer-songwriter with the release of her debut project on the horizon. New age soul, get ready!

 
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TARJU

Tarju Le’Sano The DopeResK.I.D is as Producing Artist, from Birmingham, UK. Specialising in music and performing arts.

His core influences are in Cartoons, Anime, Hip Hop, Neo-Soul, Jazz, R&B, Grime, Alternative and various other genres of music. Like any gifted protagonist, with various paths on the creative walk of life, he goes by two “Identities”.

Tarju aspires to spread his messages and experiences across the world to inspire others and pioneer a new generation of sound and master of his craft.

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iluvlive Birmingham: April 2019
Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

iluvlive Birmingham: April 2019


EVENT INFORMATION

Date: Wednesday 10th April 2019
Venue: Acapella Birmingham, 50 Frederick Street, B1 3HR
Time: 7.30pm doors - 11pm
Host: Ayola Lee

 
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AKES

Introducing Akes (formally known as Akesman), an independent UK artist and songwriter proudly from Wolverhampton. In 2014, Akes solidified his status as a credible UK artist with the release of  'The War' EP giving him the opportunity to showcase his live skills up and down the land. With dynamic flows and insightful lyricism, the young talent naturally captured the true essence of British street culture.Akes teamed up with one of the greats - Flirta D - for an extraordinary collaboration on a track entitled 'Chat2Fast' (produced by Exodus). Gatekeeper Sian Anderson gave support on BBC1Xtra alongside fellow peers and DJ's. It was also made 'track of the week' by the 'Grime Grandad' on Nick Brights Weekend show.  

 
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KIANI

Samantha KIANI Pearce is a singer song writer from Walsall West Midlands working with creative here in the UK and USA.

With a strong old school rnb sound influenced by singer like Lauryn Hill, Whitney Houston, Oleta Adams, Des’ree, Emeli Sande and Beverley Knight to name a few.

Launching her solo career January 2017 supported heavily by usa indie label 200 Proof Entertainment, She is able to fully express herself musically and have international release of my music. 

 
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MYTTON

Bio to follow.

 
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SACHA NOBLE

A Wolverhampton based multitalent RNB artist who has been singing since she could remember. A singer songwriter who not only hits some heights with her powerful vocals  she is also a well developed dancer who is ready to bring all her talents together and make her mark in the music industry.  

 
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iluvlive Manchester: April 2019
Apr
8
7:30 PM19:30

iluvlive Manchester: April 2019


EVENT INFORMATION

Date: Monday 8th April 2019
Venue: Gullivers Ballroom, 109 Oldham Street, M4 1LW
Time: 7.30pm doors - 11pm

 
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BLIND MIC

Bio to follow.

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CAIINE

Caiine is the new kid on the block with a voice that's been compared to the likes of Nina Simone and Tracy Chapman. With heavy support from BBC Introducing she has kicked off 2019 with a barrage of single releases and music videos. London-born, Norwich-raised, she's the alternative R&B singer/songwriter/producer making waves on the music scene.

 
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MAGDALEN

Magdalen is a Manchester based DIY singer, songwriter and producer. She released her debut single ‘The Weekend’ back in 2018 at the age of 18 and has been steadily growing as an artist ever since. With her unique alt-pop sound, Magdalen combines atmospheric lo-fi production with catchy melodies and mesmerising vocals to make boundary pushing pop music.

 
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MOZEF XANDER

Up and coming R&B artist Mozef Xander is bringing a new exciting sound to the city. Working closely with producer BAYN to create something special for their listeners, both of them representing NXRTHRN PVNK; a collective started in North Manchester. Mozef Xander performs and records over haunting trap beats with spooky melodies cutting an upbeat but nightmarish figure. His unique sound takes inspiration from the late hour activities provided by the Manchester night life. Also known for his catchy hooks and drug-fueled heart break songs, you always know each record is going to be a hit. Don’t take your eyes off this one.

 
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TANTZZ

Tantzz is an artist originally from Camden, North-West London but moved to manchester in 2014, it was not until the year 2017 that Tantzz decided to pursue music as a career and since then he has been slowly building his name around the Manchester music scene.

 
 
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iluvlive Birmingham: February 2019
Feb
13
7:30 PM19:30

iluvlive Birmingham: February 2019


EVENT INFORMATION

Date: Wednesday 13th February 2019
Venue: Acapella Birmingham, 50 Frederick Street, B1 3HR
Time: 7.30pm doors - 11pm
Host: Ayola Lee

 
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ESTHER TURNER

Birmingham born and bred artist Esther Turner was exposed to music from a young age with influences of Joni Mitchell, Craig David, Avril Lavigne Micheal Jackson, which later encouraged her to seek her own musical preferences. She has supported a number of high profile acts including Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and The Jacksons.

Esther is as much at home on the big stage as busking on the high street but can usually be found playing local live music venues. Keen to further develop her sound, a recent evolution of her acoustic style has seen her experimenting with a growing number of electronic effects units to produce a complex and engaging live performance.

Esther is working hard on  her original records (plus accompanying music videos on YouTube).

 
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LEKKY

The self-acclaimed melody warrior, who’s music fuses R&B, Indie and Hip Hop, telling stories through a British melodic rap songwriter style. Formerly known as Elektric, Lekky explains her music as therapy, leaving her crowd singing her songs. Likened to UK legends such as Estelle and Ms Dynamite her music is made for the storytellers and the soul searchers.

Born in Leamington Spa and raised in Birmingham. Lekky was destined for performance and has been creating music for the past 12 years. Her debut EP 'Not Another Love Song' supported by Baby People was toured across the UK and Europe at respected venues such as 02 Academy, 02 Institute , Rough Trade, The Jam Café, and Nottingham Playhouse. The east midlands ‘Say It Loud’ tour with  “Floetry’s’ The Floacist drew attention from local and national press, highlighting Elektric as a rising star. Elektric has also been supported frequently by BBC WM, BBC Radio 1 and BBC 1XTRA, and local radio stations.

 
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GAMBIMI

Gambimi is a British-Congolese artist with a fresh and modern take on the much-loved classic RnB genre. Inspired by both his distinguished African origins and a wealth of Anglo-American musical influence, Gambimi's much championed and unique vocal range has seen him described as 'the master of serenade'.

Since kicking off his career in 2015, Gambimi’s music has featured on BBC Radio 1Xtra by DJs such as Charlie Sloth, MistaJam and Ace, after being supported heavily by BBC Introducing West Midlands. Between 2017 -2018, Gambimi has been on tour with Lottoboyzz’ “AFROBBEAN ROADTRIP” and Punch Records’ “Welcome to my tour”.

Currently, Gambimi is working on his debut EP due to come out in 2019. 

 
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NAOMI DAWES

Naomi Dawes is a singer, songwriter, producer and performer from Birmingham. She started writing songs at the age of 13 and began performing when she was 16. She has been in and out of bands over the past few years, but finally decided to go solo at the beginning of 2017.

She has just released her debut single ‘Evergreen’ Which was recently featured on BBC introducing WM. Her powerful and haunting voice will leave you longing for more. Naomi is defiantly an artist to keep an eye on!

 
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S MAVERICK

S Maverick is a Solo Artist and Producer, who mixes and masters all of his music. His music is influenced by a variety of genres like Trap, Grime, Soul and RnB and Hip Hop.

His music also carries a powerful message that challenges gang culture. S Maverick is dedicated to encouraging positive expression, he delivers music workshops in prisons across the UK and has worked with gangs and vulnerable adults.

S Maverick is currently working on new music and will soon have a spotify artist page.

 
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