OUR STORY

 

iluvlive is…

A live music and artist development platform. We are a not-for-profit National Portfolio Organisation funded by Arts Council England and have been operating since 2004.

Initially a London-based showcase hosted by Ras Kwame and Twin B, we supported Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sande, Chip, Wretch 32, Katy B, Ray Blk, Izzy Bizu, Little Simz, Ms Banks, Kojey Radical, Ella Mai, Tom Grennan, Shakka, Mahalia and Plan B to name a few - often on numerous occasions and years before they were signed. Most of these artists played with our house band and many performed with a live band for the very first time at iluvlive.

We aim to provide a unique platform for artist to perform, collaborate and network and this has been borne out by Emeli Sande meeting Naughty Boy at iluvlive and Jessie J performing her own tracks for the first time at one of our events.


We currently run 30+ events a year across 6 UK cities offering a monthly residency in London, 6 events a year in Manchester and Birmingham, occasional events in Leeds, Bristol, Leicester and Brighton and a range of iluvlive presents shows which can take place anywhere in the country.

Alongside this, we run an artist development programme, taking three acts a year. We also have a record label and manage Izzy Bizu and Emmavie.