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Saturday 24 August - a day of up and coming artists, curated by BBC Music Introducing... East Midlands
Demons Of Ruby Mae
The Leicester-born musicians Jonny Gavin and Adam Rowley are eletronic-indie band Demons Of Ruby Mae. The band have been in the studio working with producer Phil Bulleyment (Gaz Coombes, The Slow Readers Club, Blossoms) and are expected to release their 2nd album in 2020 after a string of singles throughout 2019. Getting exposure through US hit series ‘Suits’, their hit ‘Beneath The Surface’ gained them critical acclaim globally.
Listen here -> Demons of Ruby Mae: Young Blood
Leicester based five piece Arcades are a rich, musical explosion. With his heart on his sleeve, lead singer Tommy owns the moment through raw emotion and passion that oozes from a place deep inside. Looking like a deleted scene from Scarface and with foot stomping rhythm the rest of the band are certainly not in the shadows when it comes to their pure talent and energy when playing to a live audience.
With the energy of a live dance act, matched with lyrical verses and Reggae infused melodies, UK artist & producer Harri Georgio sits in a lane all of his own. Taking influence from Rap, Reggae, Rock and Electronic Music, Harri’s self-produced and distinctive sound has received support from the likes of David Rodigan, BBC Introducing, Radio 1Xtra and international blogs including Reggaeville. Harri will be performing with his live band The Well Behaved Young Men.
Listen here -> Harri Georgio and The Well Behaved Young Men
Oceans apart focus on bringing a strong rock sound to their music with melody still and catchy choruses and a mix of new modern samples. The band put on a high energy performance where they try to whip up any crowd they are placed in front of.
Listen here -> Oceans Apart: Talk Of The Town
Judith's voice is her main instrument and so she layers vocal loops, Celtic harp and samples to create her sound. Her African heritage, gospel singing roots, faith, and love of classical music, all comes out in her music. Lyrically, her songs are rooted in love, hope and positivity.
Listen here -> Judith Ude: Start Again
Is a pop singer songwriter from Leicester who has been in the process of creating his debut EP. Last year he entered a competition called Teen Star and made it to the grand final. After that competition he toured with Peter Andre performing all over the country.
Listen here -> Mason Bailey
Ro Jordan is a 20 year old singer-songwriter originally from Leicester. With the looks of a young artist, and the experience of an old pro, Ro seems to have created a formidable buzz in and around Leicester with her soulful, 90s Hip-Hop/Pop influenced music.
Listen here -> Ro Jordan: Speak Up Ladies
Gazelle describe themselves as four working class lads uninspired by today's music charts writing real music. Brought together by a mutual love of British Subculture.
Listen here -> Gazelle: Finger On The Trigger
Michael Vickers’ raw six string indie-folk comes with raspy, rap influenced vocals and a heartfelt stomp box delivery that captivates with its unique turns of phrase and spellbinding melodies.
Listen here -> Michael Vickers: Around You
Tickets £20 in advance
Under 18s £5
Under 5s free but still require a ticket
All under 14s must be accompanied by an adult (18+)
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