Musician profiles

Multi-instrumentalist Lots Holloway is a talented artist who produces, writes and creates all her own music. Since being signed to indie label Why I? Records in 2016, Lots has gone on to release a stream of infectious and original indie-pop tunes. From this, Lots has picked up ever more support, not just from fans and peers, but also from respected press outlets, influential radio stations and underground indie magazines.

N’Chyx (pronounced En-Chikes) is a recording artist, performer, model, urban fashion designer, songwriter and lyricist from Wolverhampton City in the UK. N’Chyx has a style, a passion and a vibe that is totally unique. N’Chyx is original and refreshingly diverse, and has already being tipped as one of the urban acts in the UK who has the crossover potential to do massive things.

1. What is your artist name?

Xylaroo 

2. How would you describe what you do?

We're a 2 piece band that writes, records and performs our own original songs and a few covers. In terms of the type of music we do its kind of hard to describe . We've asked a lot of our friends what type of music we play and the closest thing we’ve come up with so far is alternative folk, rock-pop filled with lots of harmonies. 

3. How long have you being performing/working?

Amaroun is the performance name of Jay Brown. As well as a performer of Kaleidoscopic pop music, she also runs an event in London with a friend under the name of GATU. Find out more about Amaroun.

1. What is your artist name?

Amaroun

2. How would you describe what you do?

My name is Jay Brown, I’m a producer and songwriter, and Amaroun is my latest project. I would describe Amaroun as a cross between Erykah Badu, PJ Harveyand Feist. I make kaleidoscopic pop music.

On stage, JenRo looks like your average, aspiring hip-hop star, with mic in hand, hat cocked to the side, baggy jeans, and a hip-hop attitude that is both cool and confident. A quick scratch below the surface reveals, however, that JenRo is anything but average. JenRO, from the Bay Area, CA is one of the smartest and most creative hip-hop artists to emerge in recent years. Far from a gimmick, JenRo has the skills and beats to blow away the typical stale male rappers.

Beth White is a female musician based in London. She is also the founder of 'Who Run the World', a live music promotions company dedicated to exclusively showcasing female artists, to help improve visibility of women in music in London.

1. What is your artist name?

Beth White

Recently formed SyrennA are are currently recording our EP for release in the Summer. Find out more about the duo below!

1. What is your artist name?

SyrennA

2. How would you describe what you do?

Chloe: We create and perform acoustic pop/rock/psychedelic music with an etherial classical twist, SyrennA is connected to the world of the Mermaid and her Sailor. 

I have always been fascinated with Mermaids from childhood, (my mum found about 50 sketches I did as a child) and Anna has always been obsessed with Sailors.

Following an intimate night at Horse's WinterSong show at Ovalhouse Theatre with some soul-bearing tracks played with just piano, guitar and vocals, on Friday 5th December, we thought it timely to find out more about the 2014 Ultimate Planet Awards musician of the year.

1. What is your artist name?
Horse

2. How would you describe what you do?
I write and sing my own songs

3. How long have you been performing/working?
Over 30 years

The Asian Provocateur is ready to sizzle your summer. 

Aneesa is a hard working multi talented musician and vocalist, set to diva her way into the hearts of London and Brighton's lesbian and music communities. (Diva magazine says she has "edge elegance".)

She's performed at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, York Lesbian Arts Festival, Pride events all over the country, the Sappho Garden of Arts Festival in Lesvos, and at many local venues in London and Brighton.

Artist Name: Elena Ramona 

How long have you been performing? Why do you like to perform? 
I have been performing seriously for about a year now and I enjoy it very much. The best thing about performing live is seeing the audience connect with me and the messages In my songs.

Who is the person you would most like to be on stage with?
I would love to perform on stage with Beyonce Knowles I love her flair, I reckon she would be great to work with too.

Artist Name: Doremi Fly

How long you have been performing?

We have always been performing, started of doing small gigs here and there wedding birthdays party's etc but since late 2012 we have been performing at bigger events and we LOVE it.

Why do you like to perform?

Shatter Effect lead Singer Bex Davies goes onto the hot seat and reveals all...

What is your artist name?
Shatter Effect - Rebecca 'Bex' Davies

How would you describe what you do? 
Front woman, lead vocals, synths, keys and crowd surfer for Shatter Effect. 

How long have you being performing/working? 
We've been been performing together for 4 years and still going strong!

Georgia played on the Green Stage at L Fest 2015.

What is your artist name?
Georgia Paterson

How would you describe what you do?
I'm a singer/songwriter of folky acoustic pop. I'm going to let someone else tell you a bit more!

"Georgia Paterson merges catchy hook laden nuggets with lyrics that draw you in and make you want to know more. Her songs are refreshing and she looks like she loves what she does...certainly one to watch."  Alan Thompson, BBC Radio Wales

1. What is your artist name?

Scarlette Fever

2. How would you describe what you do?

Saving lost souls and striving for world peace via domination 1 song at a time

3. How long have you being performing/working?

If you count my Mum’s personal living room gigs since I was 7. I first got paid for a gig though when I was 19.

4. What has been the highlight of your career to date?

What is your artist name?

My artist name is Scarlette

How would you describe what you do?

I'm a crime fighting hero looking to save the world one song at a time.

How long have you being performing/working?

I've been singing for as long as I can remember but I had my first professional job when I was 18.

What has been the highlight of your career to date?

Ajah UK performed on the Big top stage at L Fest 2015 and are performing at the next Queerest of the Queer event in September at the Coronet.

What is your artist name?

Ajah UK

How would you describe what you do?

Ajah UK detonate the stage with high octane, epic alternative hip hop sounds and lyrics.

How long have you being performing/working?

As an all female band we have been together for 2 years.  Jaheda and Samira have been spitting bars together for 7+ years.

Jes Stretton played on the L Fest 2015 Big Top Stage

What is your artist name?

Jes Stretton

How would you describe what you do?

I am a passionate singer/songwriter and performer.

How long have you being performing/working?

I have been performing since I was very young, but I started gigging when I was about 14 years old, and have continued to do so ever since.

What has been the highlight of your career to date?

Bashema played at L Fest 2015 on the Green Stage

What is your artist name? 

Bashema

How would you describe what you do? 

A jazz influenced soulful songstress with an edgy twist and kick-ass piano skills.

How long have you being performing/working?

I've been performing since 18, started at local open mic nights just playing piano.

What has been the highlight of your career to date?  

Performing at Glastonbury Festival.

Sophie DeBattista performed at L Fest 2015 on the Green Stage.

What is your artist name?

Sophie DeBattista

How would you describe what you do?

Kittenehead is Los Angeles-based rock band united in their desire to create high-energy rock and roll. They comprise: Kivi, DD, Owen and VJJ.

What is your artist name?

Kivi: Kivi

DD: DD kittenhead

O-Face: O-Face

VJJ: VJJ, Which coincidentally are my initials

Cornish purveyors of hectic electronica Rosie & The Goldbug are roaring into 2015 with a new record deal, a UK tour and a brand new single; 'Running In The Dark'.

Drawing on the vintage eccentricities of Alison Goldfrapp and Kate Bush and dripping with insanely catchy pop hooks, 'Running In The Dark' is released on May 4th via Public Recordings.  Get to know the band right here!

How would you describe what you do?
We play alternative pop music with a twist.

1. What is your artist name?

MIRI

2. How would you describe what you do? 

I am a full time singer/songwriter and also co-promote monthly live music night 'Blue Monday' set up for gay & bi sexual women.

3. How long have you being performing/working? 

Just over 15 years now. I got my first taste of the music industry when I was 16 and have been working in music ever since.

4. What has been the highlight of your career to date?

1. What is your artist name?

Lauryn

2. How would you describe what you do?

I'm a singer storyteller.  I sing songs I write, and songs I like.  My sound is Yorkshire folk/modern country.  I sing in my natural Yorkshire accent, and write songs about life, love and truth (and nothing but the truth so help me god...)

1. What is your artist name?

Shabsi Mann

2. How would you describe what you do?

A car wash not for the faint hearted…

3. How long have you being performing/working?

In one form or another since I was a child.

4. What has been the highlight of your career to date?

Finding out a few weeks ago that I will be supporting Ani DiFranco on her upcoming European Tour in September!

One girl. One boy. One guitar. One suitcase. Making folk and roots music in the UK

1. What is your artist name?

Rita Payne

2. How would you describe what you do? 

We don't because quite frankly it's too hard! Other people have described us as acoustic folk rock, deep south blues and doom folk. Doom Folk was definitely our favourite.

3. How long have you being performing/working? 

We have been writing and performing together for just under 2 years.

JOANovARC are an all girl band originating from London and the Home Counties. Initially mentored by Girlschool, they have combined influences from Motorhead, Metallica, Joan Jett, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, the Foofighters and Kings of Leon to create their own unique sound. As talented and accomplished musicians JOANovARC provide a powerful representation of women in rock.

1. What is your artist name? 

JOANovARC

2. How would you describe what you do? 

1. What is your artist name?

Faye Patton

2. How would you describe what you do?

Nu Jazz Singer-Songwriter, pianist and guitarist.

3. How long have you being performing/working?

Playing music all my life but made a strong change in emphasis from teaching music to performing about 15 years ago. 

4. What has been the highlight of your career to date?

Krista-Papista is a performer, producer and director based in London. 

1. What is your artist name?

Emma Elizabeth

2. How would you describe what you do?

I'm a solo Acoustic/pop singer songwriter. Basically if you were to put all my songs on a mix tape it would be a selection of sad songs which have an underlying sense of hope. 

3. How long have you being performing/working?

Around 4/5 years

4. What has been the highlight of your career to date?

1. What is your artist name?

Casee Wilson

2. How would you describe what you do?

I write, produce and perform eclectic acoustic piano and electronica music

3. How long have you being performing/working?

I started writing my own material 7 years ago, but I've been singing for as long as I can remember!

4. What has been the highlight of your career to date?

1. What is your artist name?

Eeek

2. How would you describe what you do?

We are an all female, 5-piece acoustic soul/folk band

3. How long have you being performing/working?

As a complete full band, 2.5 years but in various other formations since 2007...

4. What has been the highlight of your career to date?

Female trio from London and Brighton, with their own brand of 'indie-folk-pop-noir'. Their 2nd album 'Bloom in the Dark' is out on 14th December - available on CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes etc. 

1. What is your artist name? 

Smiling Knife

2. How would you describe what you do? 

We write and perform songs which are mainly short stories about interesting people. These are often dark tales veiled behind pretty harmonic tunes and some searing lead guitar!

3. How long have you being performing/working? 

Alexie

1. What is your artist name?

My artist name is Alexie.

2. How would you describe what you do?

I would say it's very new. I want to bring something different to the table, something people aren't used to. On paper it's described as Alternative R&B but music is music right? What matters is how it makes us feel. I like to write from experience, I feel like I have a story to tell and this is my way of telling it.

3. How long have you being performing/working?