Before the singer songwriter she is now, Amani Henry’s first form of artistic expression was through poetry. Using literary art to escape the pressures of life, she found rhythm in her poems but due to lack of confidence at the time she refrained from singing publicly. Influenced by music her mother played around the house while growing up it wasn’t till her final year at primary school that she tried her hand at singing. Securing a lead role in a school production was all it took for her start believing and pursue a career in music.
Inspired by artists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Kate Bush, The Beatles and reggae music her grandparents used to play, Amani states she owes what she has become to them and each has influenced her in a different type of way.
When asked about her debut single ‘Colours’, Amani response was ‘I wrote Colours as a poem when I was 14 , I was being bullied at the time and changed my appearance a few times, never thinking I was good enough for whoever it is I was trying to be. This song means a lot to me as I have overcome many things’
Currently gigging regularly around London and already tipped as a bright prospect for 2014, Amani Henry’s debut single ‘Colours’ is out on the 4th of April.
Elena Ramona is a 24 year old singer song writer based in Guildford Surrey.
She grew up on the Greek island of Skiathos, with her English mother, Greek father and brother.
Music, singing and song writing have always been her passion.
In high school she enjoyed taking part in all the Musical productions.
Elena later attended the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford reading Vocals.
Her debut single “Rise” was inspired by the love and support her family have given her. The music for ‘Rise’ was co-written and recorded by her good friend Martyn Corbet who has been a major influence on her work.
Recently Elena and Martyn has been working hard to create her debut EP ‘ Hold on’ which is available now in all major digital stores.
Bringing a fresh sound and roaring energy to every stage he steps foot on, AJ is most definitely at home with a microphone in his hand and a crowd to entertain.
He started his career in the year 2000 as an MC learning his art form over drum & bass and garage music. After 10 years of putting pen to paper and performing his own material on stage, he created his first hip hop album in 2010, The Way I See It, this was followed by Lycricologist in 2011. With a more relaxed story telling approach he had finally found his own unique style with a new take on 90’s hip hop.
AJ formed a band ' AJ Live'. This band is a unique collaboration that performs tracks from AJ's catalogue and consists of various vocalists and musicians playing keys, guitar, bass and drums playing live to varying audiences.
AJ’s style has developed over the years and he now boasts a catalogue of music influenced by many genres. With four albums that are primarily hip hop, he has the ability to host a range of events and festivals whether the music is drum & bass, dubstep, house, reggae, garage or anything in between!
AJ prides himself on his passion and knowledge of the industry and his ability to deliver a mellow vibe of easy going rap style that audiences young and old can relate to. He is always heavily involved with the conceptual backdrop to his videos and works as tirelessly behind the scenes as he does in front of the camera. He performs regularly throughout the UK and has built up a dedicated following from those that appreciate the inclusive energy he brings to the stage.
With over 10 years in the industry and performances across the globe and with four albums to his credit it would be fair to say that you haven’t experienced AJ until you’ve seen him perform live.
This nostalgic night brings back the '90s jams you love, from Biggie and Tupac to the 'Pure Swing' albums with a dash of cheesy R&B joints from the likes of R Kelly, Destiny's Child and Montell Jordan and plenty of old school UKG and live sets.
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With a voice that many describe as unexpected and dynamically versatile, 19 year old singer songwriter from Essex Lorretta already has a buzz around her from being featured on some of the countries renowned independent radio stations.
Inspired by Christina Aguilera when it comes to vocal style and Beyonce when it comes to performance technique, Lorretta is well on her way to being one of their peers.
Having worked with some of the U.K’s top producers and with a string of venues under her belt, Lorretta plans on expanding her fan base with the release of her long awaited debut single ‘Have It’ The trained dancer brings an energetic and electric atmosphere to her live performances matching the song best described as a pop club anthem full of attitude and energy.
Lorretta’s ability to make great music accompanied by a superb performance is what puts her a step above the rest , making her the one to look out for in 2014 .
So, the JLS story has (almost) come to an end. As boy band break-ups go it's hardly on the scale of Take That, but with four top-three albums and five Number One hits since 'The X Factor' spat them out in 2008, they're still kind of a big deal. What Marvin Humes, Oritsé Williams, J.B. Gill and Aston Merrygold – the only pop star with the name of a hobbit – will do next is anyone's guess, although if their luck holds they'll probably end up with knighthoods before the decade's out. But we're getting ahead of ourselves – before the official 'hardest-working band in the UK' part ways, there's a greatest hits arena tour and compilation. They return to The O2, a venue they've played several times before, to implore the audience to put their hands up and say 'oh oh oh oh oh oh' for the last time until 'The Big Reunion 2020'.
West Yorkshire based singer/songwriter Bobb Shaw, picked up his first guitar at the age of 17 and began composing his own songs within the year.
The former drummer was brought up on the influential sounds of David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones. His Debut EP titled “Stars Will Fall” has the foundations for greatness.
Original Singer/Songwriter R&B female group formed from a dance crew. They aim to bring back classic R&B with smooth vocals and a whole lot of female empowerment.
GB13 are heavily influenced by R&B, Hip-Hop, Pop & Motown music which can be heard in their 1st Promo Music Video "Show Me".
18-year-old singer songwriter Ellapaige has been waiting in the wings of pop since she was four years old, patiently anticipating that moment when the time would be right to take her position in the spotlight. In the summer of 2013, that moment finally arrived.
Ellapaige was brought up in a musical environment, but her family also knew enough about the makings of a true talent that they insisted she found her own route, and scored her own breaks. Ellapaige wouldn’t have it any other way: “You’ve got to find your own path and find your own people,” she says, and she found a way to do just that.
Though she’s honest and direct in her songwriting, in an era when oversharing is the order of the day it’s refreshing that with Ellapaige there’s plenty more than initially meets the eye. The magic of her songwriting seems to lie in her talent for striking the right balance between being personal and accessible. As such her music, intimate though her lyrics often are, has the potential to resonate with many. “It’s amazing with everything going on in the world, you can connect people though music,” she says. “It’s a language of its own.” That’s a language in which Ellapaige has already proved herself fluent, and it’s a language she’ll be using to tell stories about her own life and the way she sees the world around her for many years to come.
Check out Ella's Music Videos through the links below
Dessert (Studio music video- ft Tinchy Styder)
Leave us at peace
Lawrence Sean Sibanda, also known as Dragg, or Sean S, is a upcoming hip pop/rap artist and singer based in Kingston Upon Hull UK since 2006. He was born on October 26th 1993 in Zimbabwe. While still in his home town, he had a serious illness which was mistaken for malaria due to the symptoms being similar at the early stages. The wrong medication was prescribed to him for 2 months, and when the doctors discovered he had meningitis, it was too late. This resulted in the complete loss of his vision and partial hearing loss in his left ear.
Dragg, has been rapping since the age of 12 and was majorly influenced by West Coast rapper, The Game, although his lyrical content is majorly influenced by Cassidy, Fabulous, Canibus and Jay Z.
In September 2009 Dragg was invited to join Project Feenix for a performance on The Sesh Stage at Freedom Festival in Hull. It was Dragg’s first performance in front of thousands of people, and helped him develop his vocal projection and confidence. He has also made appearances on local BBC Radio Humberside and BBC Look North TV.
The first interview on BBC Radio Humberside was with Sarah Burton and was broadcasted twice on Andy Comfort’s breakfast show. Alan Raw also invited Dragg into BBC Radio Humberside on 2 occasions in 2011, where he performed live in the studio on the Raw Talent Show.
On the live stage Dragg has supported U.S.A hip hop duet Chiddy Bang at the Johnny McCarthy Bar Hull University on their UK tour in 2010, and also opened for RnB/Pop group JLS at Pozition Night Club in Hull at the tail end of 2012.
In 2012 Dragg released his first mix tape titled 'The Warm Up Vol 1', featuring the likes of Franchise Beats (Wiz Khalifa, Freeway), Amandi Music, Young Millyz (Red Café, Masspike Miles, Killa Mike) and Ekko aka Young Ancient (UMAS Best Male Rapper 2012).