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iluvlive Manchester: September 2019
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iluvlive Manchester: September 2019


Date: Wednesday 18th September 2019
Venue: Gullivers Ballroom, 109 Oldham Street, M4 1LW
Tickets: £3
Time: 7.30pm doors - 11pm

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He is a 22-year old singer/songwriter from Manchester. His first EP, Episode 1, was released on the 2nd August on all streaming platforms. He describes his sound as Alternative R&B.

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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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Born as Kofi Saturnin Ankra Gyamfi , Kofitolduso  is an alternative hip hop artist who hails from Moss Side, South Manchester. His music style is often mixed between spoken word and rap. In July 2019 he released his debut EP 4 commandments which touched on topics about race and mental health. Only just taking his first steps in music he has only been recording on and off since late 2017 and  this is only his second music set.



He is a singer, songwriter, and producer from South Africa originally. He grew up and started my music journey in North Wales. His main influences are House DJs, and some R&B acts such as Usher, The Weeknd and Drake. He is currently working on an EP called Girls Dance To R&B which he hopes to release by the end of the year.



Olares is a singer and producer from Manchester. She produces and writes to chillhop, hiphop and just really, music which inspires her. Olares has worked with many Manchester artists and producers over the last few years and has just released her independent debut E.P.

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iluvlive Manchester: June 2019
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iluvlive Manchester: June 2019


Date: Wednesday 12th June 2019
Venue: Gullivers Ballroom, 109 Oldham Street, M4 1LW
Time: 7.30pm doors - 11pm

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Manchester’s Chia Kali has fused together her urban roots with her eclectic taste that dates all the way back to Jazz and Blues. Putting her in a genre would be limiting. She combines Jazzy chords with soulful melodies, and lyrics that clearly reflect a journey of healing struggles and the pursuit of happiness and freedom. In the past Chia Kali has performed acoustically, singing with her guitar, but will be performing alongside a live band to showcase the depth of her sound. 

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Hana Malik is a 21 year old artist from Manchester inspired by the likes of Amy Winehouse and Jhene Aiko. She has been song writing since the age of 15 and has been making music for around 2 years. Having released her first song titled ‘Shine on U’ in July of last year and performing for the first time at ‘Band on the Wall’ in January, she has many more great things to come in 2019. 



NOT4MANY is a UK based manchester artist been making music under various titles ‘’Mayo De Zulu’’ ‘’Don Zulu’’ this is an evolution of the previous musical journeys diving deeper into forward thinking productions, themes of afro-futurism and feel good music.

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Hailing from the North SK World is a duo consistIng of Stephen and Kevin, two unique artists united together by their love of music. They took influence from their Nigerian heritage and upbringings, naming the likes of Fela, Wizkid, Burna Boy and Micheal Jackson as some of their musical inspirations. Determined to be the next flag bearer of the Manchester’s 0161 scene, they effortlessly bring a new sound to the urban scene, creatIng a fusion of AfroBeats, Dancehall, Grime and HipHop.

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Tobi Sunmola @ The Soup Kitchen
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Tobi Sunmola @ The Soup Kitchen


Date: Wednesday 14th November 2018
Venue: The Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear St, Manchester M1 1DF
Time: 7.30pm (doors open)


Tobi is of Nigerian origin, but moved to Manchester at the age of sixteen in which his passion for music developed at his local youth centre studio. Receiving support from local press including the THE METRO and MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS, Tobi’s talent was supported from day one. Since this, the young artist has been named as MOBO’s ‘One to Watch’, as well as being championed by notable radio DJ’s including Huw Stephens and Mistajam.

Since emerging into the ever-competitive music scene, Tobi has worked with many legends in the game including Joe Hertz, Bipolar Sunshine and Wretch 32 to name a few.

Not one to put a limit on his success, Tobi is about to be one of the faces of the latest Reebok Classic Collective campaign alongside Lotto Boyzz and Snoochie Shy launching in JD stores across the UK and Europe in September 2018. As part of the campaign Tobi ran a workshop in Manchester on August 21st where one emerging artist was selected to perform alongside Tobi at the Reebok Classic Collective Party in London in December. Look out for the workshop highlights video featuring Tobi’s new single ‘Be My Lover’ coming soon.

Tobi says of first single ‘Be My Lover’,  ‘The track is about love that is broken but it’s love regardless and that love keeps us connected”. He further explains of the video that accompanies the track, ‘the floating broken pieces of piano at my feet at the end is symbolic of the broken pieces of this love.’

It’s also a marker of the serious credentials of Manchester rap. Tobi tears open a hole in the scene and starkly makes his claim as one of the most genuinely exciting acts this year.

With the continued support from publications and his fans, Tobi has announced two headline shows; Manchester’s Soup Kitchen on 14th November and London’s Servant Jazz Quarters on 20th November.

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iluvlive Manchester: November 2018
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iluvlive Manchester: November 2018





NoTTwins (as seen on Britain’s Got Talent 2018) is a mixed-genre urban pop duo consisting of two brothers from Manchester, Shaquille and Shameer Rayes.
Shaquille is a singer/musician/songwriter who has roots in R&B and acoustic music. Shameer is a dancer/rapper/producer whose style is influenced by a fusion of hip-hop and sub-genres.
Each of them inhabits different art forms, which has recently spread into a wider spectrum of music genres and styles. NoTTwins seeks to continue this growth by blending together their range of influences to create a sound that is fresh, relevant, authentic, and unique.
Instagram: @nottwinsuk

Tsana Osbourne

Tsana is a singer and songwriter from Manchester whose musical journey began as a teen by performing in local talent shows, community music festivals and local radio sessions. By performing and networking at such events, she made her name known on the scene and has opened stages for SWV, Faith Evans, Adina Howard and K-ci and Jo-Jo with her unique style of sultry soul with street vibes.
In 2012 Tsana released her first body of work ‘Closure’; a collection of soulful melodies, honest lyrics and hard beats. After taking a break away from the scene, Tsana is back with a developed sound, a stronger voice, those real and raw lyrics and a smooth, sexy and soulful new single entitled ‘Stretchmarks’.
Instagram: @tsanamuzic

Sarah Angel

Sarah Angel first released Phonecall in January which featured on Foot Aslyum’s Winter Fashion Campaign and since then has gone on to be interviewed by numerous radio stations as well as finding a passion in her live performances.
Miss Angel explores the sound of Soul, Funk, House, Disco, but would describe her sound as more experimental.
Inspired by the likes of Jill Scott, Will.I.Am, Prince, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, Missy Elliot, Ru Paul and many more innovative geniuses, expect to hear lots of wordplays, double entendres, visualization and insights into her life.
In her own words:
"My intentions are to inspire, motivate and uplift. I want to create alternate universes with both my fashion and music in which people can delve into and loose themselves. Places of serene bliss. My wish is to further inspire people to be creative themselves, and explore a love, appreciation and acknowledgement of self."
Instagram: @sarahangel_sarahangel


Manchester's very own Electronic artist.
Instagram: @sheislilah

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