Ben Haycock

Ben Haycock is a rapper/musician from Birmingham.

Describing himself, Ben said: “I am not your everyday ‘hood-rapper’ or ‘mainstream’ one.
I do a number of different styles from Hip Hop, Jazz, Acoustic, Rock, House, Blues to Grime. I love working with live bands as I’m a drummer/guitarist myself so I can use my knowledge and experience to function well in that environment.”

Everyone I listen to or meet whether they’re a musician or a singer/songwriter or just someone on the bus, I draw inspiration from them, therefore it’s hard to name just 1 or 2 main influences, but if I was going to say in the past few months I would say Akala,
Lauryn Hill and Melanin 9.”

The passion I have for writing, performing and recording every aspect of music is unbelievable and I just want to share my music with as many people as I can.”

Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/benhaycockmusic

Georgia Elizabeth Healey

Georgia is a solo singer/songwriter, brought up in a normal hard working family in Sutton Coldfield.

At a wedding in 2012, Georgia performed some songs for a couple of her cousins and her uncle, and they convinced her to get into music and performing in front of people and this has since been her confidence to perform.

She is self-taught on guitar and keyboard/piano and a natural singer influenced by artists like Ben Howard, Mumford & Sons, Daughter and others of different genres. Georgia went about learning and mastering their songs and recording them, check out Georgia’s SoundCloud and you’ll soon start to realize the talent that Georgia has.

Her covers are often better than the originals with her own blend of soft vocals and guitar playing and at just 15 she has already played at a number of venues including The Mac and The Birmingham 02 Academy.

James Attwood

James Attwood is a young acoustic artist and instrumentalist from Birmingham, who regularly performs his own tracks and instrumental material at gigs around the West Midlands area.

Social Media Links:

www.facebook.com/jamesattwoodmusic

James Kirkham

I am a 19 year old student studying primary school teaching at Birmingham City University.

I have been playing guitar since I was 10 and only in the last two years introduced singing and I play modern covers of varied genres with my own twist. I play close attention to the charts and new music and I try and create my own version of the song.

I also enjoy the older classics such as Bob Marley, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Eric Clapton.
I have played many open mics, charity events and venues in the local area.

Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/jimkirkhammusic

https://twitter.com/jimkirkham94

Lauren Pryke

Lauren Pryke is a 20 year old singer/songwriter from Birmingham, West Midlands.

She fell in love with music before she could even walk and talk, took up the guitar at the age of 7 and has been travelling around the country doing gigs for almost 5 years.

She released her first ever EP in April 2013 under ‘Chase Records’.

Look out for her performing in the Forum Live at LG Arena for Ed Sheeran’s upcoming show on 19th October 2014.

Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/laurenmariepryke

www.laurenpryke.co.uk

https://twitter.com/laaurenpryke

http://instagram.com/lauren_pryke

Lionel Street Players

Lionel Street Players are an exciting new band from the outskirts of Birmingham, bringing a style which blends traditional music from around the world alongside Jazz, Folk and Blues

Taking influences from the music of Anglo-Celtic Folk, Classical, Eastern European and Latin as well as the popular music of Jazz, Blues and Rock, Lionel Street Players have truly fused the music of the Old World and the New World.

Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/LionelStreetPlayers

Louis and Lucy

Lucy Brown (Vocals) and Louis Davies (Guitar) are an acoustic duo from Solihull.
They performed at this year’s Birmingham Pride and perform regular gigs at venues around the West Midlands.

They have recently signed to Bromsgrove based independent label Unidentified Records and are busy recording tracks, with plans to release their debut single in the summer and an EP later on in the year.

Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/louisandlucy

https://www.facebook.com/UndientifiedRecords

Lushea

Lushea also known as ‘Lush’ was born and raised in Birmingham and is an engaging singer/songwriter who has a voice that makes up for the imaginary extra height.

Very diverse musically but dominates R’N’B and Soul, She is inspired by day to day living and interacting within society. Performing since 2008, Lushea brings out a strong, smooth Vocal to any live sound along with an eye catching performance.

Be sure to keep up to date as her FIRST MIX TAPE EP is set to drop in August, followed by a music video taken from the current single and the Making of the video.

In March, she successfully released her current Single, ‘Hip Hop Soul’ on Itunes/Amazon and has good success with ratings and purchases.

Lushea mostly gig’s with a three piece band and at times four pieces and has featured heavily on the local music scene.

Her biggest gig to date was performing at NEC being involved Open Mic competition coming in the second to last round in the area finals before reaching the grand final, which took place in November 2013.

Next gigs are:

• 4 July Dare to be different fashion show in support of breast cancer (20 min set)
• 8 July UNEEK artwork exhibition in Birmingham City Centre (20 min set)
• 19 July Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham (30 min set)

Social Media Links:

www.youtube.com/lushea1

https://www.facebook.com/Lushea

http://www.twitter.com/LusheaT

Sour Scarlet

We’re a female fronted 5 piece punk rock band based in and around the Midlands.
A group of very different life choices, including an architect, accountant and nurse coming together to bring punk alive, starting in Birmingham!
Please feel free to get in touch!

Social Media Links:

www.facebook.com/Sourscarlet

http://twitter.com/sourscarlet

www.youtube.com/user/Sourscarlet

http://www.reverbnation.com/sourscarlet