ARTIST AWARDS

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2020 AWARDS

Six of these 24 contestants, selected by ROOTSTOCKERs around the world are the winners of our 2020 Artist Awards. Thank you everyone for your passionate performances. 

ANTES DE NACER
2020 WINNER

ANTES DE NACER

Chile

Antes de Nacer is a Chilean band composed of Leo Bascur (vocals, guitars) and Nico Errázuriz (keyboards, synths, loops, backup vocals), born in Santiago and Antofagasta, respectively. Their music combines funk, soul, pop, rock and electronic, in a particular mixture of genres crossed by lyrics that speak of human situations with abstract and dream-like details.

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GREAT MEN WITH NO FEAR

GREAT MEN WITH NO FEAR

Belgium

Behind Great Men With No Fear, there is a French songwriter, Frederic Laval. Last year, the singer and guitarist took on the challenge of making his first album, alone, in his home studio. Thus appeared in early January 2020 “Old Loved Ones”, a collection of nine songs addressing themes such as the passage of time, illness, injustice, but also fear. This fear that the artist does not hesitate to highlight even in his pseudonym. In order to best support his texts, the guitar is raw, mainly acoustic, and the voice rather frontal. It is through these two elements that the songs are built, before being sublimated by different layers of arrangements.

Regarding his creative process, the composer from Bordeaux says he is inspired by Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens or Angelo De Augustine … Influences mainly from across the Atlantic; which undoubtedly led him to collaborate with the American Heather Hammers on the song “Between the Relief and the Pain”. It is now on stage that the artist intends to defend his project and extend the experience.

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ANTES DE NACER

Chile

Antes de Nacer is a Chilean band composed of Leo Bascur (vocals, guitars) and Nico Errázuriz (keyboards, synths, loops, backup vocals), born in Santiago and Antofagasta, respectively. Their music combines funk, soul, pop, rock and electronic, in a particular mixture of genres crossed by lyrics that speak of human situations with abstract and dream-like details.

550

GREAT MEN WITH NO FEAR

Belgium

Behind Great Men With No Fear, there is a French songwriter, Frederic Laval. Last year, the singer and guitarist took on the challenge of making his first album, alone, in his home studio. Thus appeared in early January 2020 “Old Loved Ones”, a collection of nine songs addressing themes such as the passage of time, illness, injustice, but also fear. This fear that the artist does not hesitate to highlight even in his pseudonym. In order to best support his texts, the guitar is raw, mainly acoustic, and the voice rather frontal. It is through these two elements that the songs are built, before being sublimated by different layers of arrangements.

Regarding his creative process, the composer from Bordeaux says he is inspired by Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens or Angelo De Augustine … Influences mainly from across the Atlantic; which undoubtedly led him to collaborate with the American Heather Hammers on the song “Between the Relief and the Pain”. It is now on stage that the artist intends to defend his project and extend the experience.

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THE REDBEDS
2020 WINNER

THE REDBEDS

Portugal

The band was born in 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal when all band members were pursuing a free-lancer music career. Their goal is to mix rock’n’roll music with the modern concepts of music, in order to create a unique identity easy to recognize.

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ZKELETONZ

ZKELETONZ

United Kingdom

Zkeletonz from London and Coventry in the UK have been described by Louder Than War as “danceable, poppy, with a very seductive groove.” The band’s new end-of-the-world themed ‘Apocalypse Wow’ EP is entirely self-written, recorded, and produced. Zkeletonz have connected to huge audiences thanks to supporting from BBC 6music, BBC Introducing, Channel 4 Sunday Brunch, and Radio X! Their unique electro and disco-fuelled sound is “very funky, like Jamiroquai” (BBC Coventry & Warwickshire breakfast show), one that “fans of MGMT, LCD Soundsystem & Scissor Sisters will love” (Richer Unsigned & Q Magazine). It has hit playlists and taste-making platforms worldwide, for example, in-store radio curations for H&M, Boots, and Asda, and Hype Machine blogs like Wolf In A Suit, PopMuzik.SE, IndieIsNotAGenre, and ParaPOP. The trio has played over 100 gigs including headline sets for BBC 6music at Camden’s Latin Groove Bar and for Vice at London’s Old Blue Last and Sebright Arms. They were also recently selected as Wilton’s Music Hall: Emerging Artists by a panel of judges including The Feeling, DJ Yoda, and the English National Opera.

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ANTES DE NACER

Chile

Antes de Nacer is a Chilean band composed of Leo Bascur (vocals, guitars) and Nico Errázuriz (keyboards, synths, loops, backup vocals), born in Santiago and Antofagasta, respectively. Their music combines funk, soul, pop, rock and electronic, in a particular mixture of genres crossed by lyrics that speak of human situations with abstract and dream-like details.

550

GREAT MEN WITH NO FEAR

Belgium

Behind Great Men With No Fear, there is a French songwriter, Frederic Laval. Last year, the singer and guitarist took on the challenge of making his first album, alone, in his home studio. Thus appeared in early January 2020 “Old Loved Ones”, a collection of nine songs addressing themes such as the passage of time, illness, injustice, but also fear. This fear that the artist does not hesitate to highlight even in his pseudonym. In order to best support his texts, the guitar is raw, mainly acoustic, and the voice rather frontal. It is through these two elements that the songs are built, before being sublimated by different layers of arrangements.

Regarding his creative process, the composer from Bordeaux says he is inspired by Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens or Angelo De Augustine … Influences mainly from across the Atlantic; which undoubtedly led him to collaborate with the American Heather Hammers on the song “Between the Relief and the Pain”. It is now on stage that the artist intends to defend his project and extend the experience.

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THE REDBEDS

Portugal

The band was born in 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal when all band members were pursuing a free-lancer music career. Their goal is to mix rock’n’roll music with the modern concepts of music, in order to create a unique identity easy to recognize.

880

ZKELETONZ

United Kingdom

Zkeletonz from London and Coventry in the UK have been described by Louder Than War as “danceable, poppy, with a very seductive groove.” The band’s new end-of-the-world themed ‘Apocalypse Wow’ EP is entirely self-written, recorded, and produced. Zkeletonz have connected to huge audiences thanks to supporting from BBC 6music, BBC Introducing, Channel 4 Sunday Brunch, and Radio X! Their unique electro and disco-fuelled sound is “very funky, like Jamiroquai” (BBC Coventry & Warwickshire breakfast show), one that “fans of MGMT, LCD Soundsystem & Scissor Sisters will love” (Richer Unsigned & Q Magazine). It has hit playlists and taste-making platforms worldwide, for example, in-store radio curations for H&M, Boots, and Asda, and Hype Machine blogs like Wolf In A Suit, PopMuzik.SE, IndieIsNotAGenre, and ParaPOP. The trio has played over 100 gigs including headline sets for BBC 6music at Camden’s Latin Groove Bar and for Vice at London’s Old Blue Last and Sebright Arms. They were also recently selected as Wilton’s Music Hall: Emerging Artists by a panel of judges including The Feeling, DJ Yoda, and the English National Opera.

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SHALU CHISENGA

SHALU CHISENGA

Germany

Shalu Chisenga is a Zambian singer/songwriter and live artist. In his lyrics, he talks about inspiration and love, but also equality, societal problems, and saying goodbye. By fusing traditional and modern elements as well as different languages (English and Nyanja) and music genres, Shalu wants to inspire young people and connect cultures – in his words “My heart is a part of the galaxy and my art is to show you what you can be – Can’t you see”. His emotive and powerful voice takes you through the full spectrum of emotion and the hopeful and rhythmic sounds of his acoustic guitar invite you to dream and dance the night away. The combination of diverse music genres such as Afrobeats, (Afro)Folk, Soul, Blues, Rap, and Hip-Hop showcase Shalu as the best example of the modern face and the diversity of the African continent.

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NON TALKERS
2020 WINNER

NON TALKERS

Portugal

The music of the Non Talkers breathes pop, peppered with folk melodies. We can tell without a doubt that it’s going to be good. Their debut EP “Pendulum of time” includes simple songs. A blend of voices backed by acoustic guitars, it’s like an invitation to a world of wonders. It promises a special record which it’s a pleasure to listen to. A record which depends largely on acoustics and on the contrasting male and female voices, Marco Brantner from Portugal and Evita Brantner from Belgium, a couple who are the heart of the band. They’re relaxing themes that get into our inner selves and grab our soul. A promising beginning, called Non Talkers, for someone for whom music has already been a way of life for many years.

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SHALU CHISENGA

Germany

Shalu Chisenga is a Zambian singer/songwriter and live artist. In his lyrics, he talks about inspiration and love, but also equality, societal problems, and saying goodbye. By fusing traditional and modern elements as well as different languages (English and Nyanja) and music genres, Shalu wants to inspire young people and connect cultures – in his words “My heart is a part of the galaxy and my art is to show you what you can be – Can’t you see”. His emotive and powerful voice takes you through the full spectrum of emotion and the hopeful and rhythmic sounds of his acoustic guitar invite you to dream and dance the night away. The combination of diverse music genres such as Afrobeats, (Afro)Folk, Soul, Blues, Rap, and Hip-Hop showcase Shalu as the best example of the modern face and the diversity of the African continent.

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NON TALKERS

Portugal

The music of the Non Talkers breathes pop, peppered with folk melodies. We can tell without a doubt that it’s going to be good. Their debut EP “Pendulum of time” includes simple songs. A blend of voices backed by acoustic guitars, it’s like an invitation to a world of wonders. It promises a special record which it’s a pleasure to listen to. A record which depends largely on acoustics and on the contrasting male and female voices, Marco Brantner from Portugal and Evita Brantner from Belgium, a couple who are the heart of the band. They’re relaxing themes that get into our inner selves and grab our soul. A promising beginning, called Non Talkers, for someone for whom music has already been a way of life for many years.

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MUNAY KI DUB
2020 WINNER

MUNAY KI DUB

Argentina / United Kingdom

Munay Ki Dub is an electronic live dub trio, representing a new breed of dub artists. They combine live instruments such as violin, melodica, percussion, bass, and guitar with programming, effects, and digital instruments. The name of the band comes from the south American indigenous language Quechua and means “I love dub”.

In September 2019, their debut EP “MKD” was released digitally on Dubophonic Records, a European label specialized in the dub. It includes tracks in English and Spanish with socially conscious lyrics and music that glides between roots reggae, and electronic dub.

During the first weeks after their debut EP was released, Munay Ki Dub sounded out on radios in Argentina, Australia, Mexico, the UK, Belgium, France, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Italy Canada, and United States.

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LINDSAY CLARK

LINDSAY CLARK

United States

Lindsay Clark finds a balance between traditional and English folk, country, and her own version of experimental folk that seems to come from her soul. Exquisite and pitch-perfect, her music speaks of quiet revelation, with a background of (usually her own) multi-tracked vocal arrangements. With influences ranging from the Beach Boys, Elizabeth Cotton, Joni Mitchell, Appalachian folk, her classical upbringing, and her father’s record collection, she blends many worlds into a uniquely warm sound. She has carved out a vibrant place as an artist with a penchant for poetry, rich harmony, and a style of self-taught fingerpicking influenced by Nick Drake, John Fahey, and others.

Originally from the small gold rush town of Nevada City, CA, she now resides in Portland, OR. Her sound has been described as “folk with angelic vocals washing over smooth edges” (1859 Magazine). She has shared the stage with musicians such as Alela Diane, Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors), Ryan Francesconi (Joanna Newsom), Laura Gibson, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. Her most recent effort was engineered and co-produced this year with Jeremy Harris (Vetiver/Devendra Banhart), with additional work from Portland’s own. “Crystalline” was released in fall 2018 via Oscarson (Germany).

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SHALU CHISENGA

Germany

Shalu Chisenga is a Zambian singer/songwriter and live artist. In his lyrics, he talks about inspiration and love, but also equality, societal problems, and saying goodbye. By fusing traditional and modern elements as well as different languages (English and Nyanja) and music genres, Shalu wants to inspire young people and connect cultures – in his words “My heart is a part of the galaxy and my art is to show you what you can be – Can’t you see”. His emotive and powerful voice takes you through the full spectrum of emotion and the hopeful and rhythmic sounds of his acoustic guitar invite you to dream and dance the night away. The combination of diverse music genres such as Afrobeats, (Afro)Folk, Soul, Blues, Rap, and Hip-Hop showcase Shalu as the best example of the modern face and the diversity of the African continent.

16

NON TALKERS

Portugal

The music of the Non Talkers breathes pop, peppered with folk melodies. We can tell without a doubt that it’s going to be good. Their debut EP “Pendulum of time” includes simple songs. A blend of voices backed by acoustic guitars, it’s like an invitation to a world of wonders. It promises a special record which it’s a pleasure to listen to. A record which depends largely on acoustics and on the contrasting male and female voices, Marco Brantner from Portugal and Evita Brantner from Belgium, a couple who are the heart of the band. They’re relaxing themes that get into our inner selves and grab our soul. A promising beginning, called Non Talkers, for someone for whom music has already been a way of life for many years.

754

MUNAY KI DUB

Argentina / United Kingdom

Munay Ki Dub is an electronic live dub trio, representing a new breed of dub artists. They combine live instruments such as violin, melodica, percussion, bass, and guitar with programming, effects, and digital instruments. The name of the band comes from the south American indigenous language Quechua and means “I love dub”.

In September 2019, their debut EP “MKD” was released digitally on Dubophonic Records, a European label specialized in the dub. It includes tracks in English and Spanish with socially conscious lyrics and music that glides between roots reggae, and electronic dub.

During the first weeks after their debut EP was released, Munay Ki Dub sounded out on radios in Argentina, Australia, Mexico, the UK, Belgium, France, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Italy Canada, and United States.

543

LINDSAY CLARK

United States

Lindsay Clark finds a balance between traditional and English folk, country, and her own version of experimental folk that seems to come from her soul. Exquisite and pitch-perfect, her music speaks of quiet revelation, with a background of (usually her own) multi-tracked vocal arrangements. With influences ranging from the Beach Boys, Elizabeth Cotton, Joni Mitchell, Appalachian folk, her classical upbringing, and her father’s record collection, she blends many worlds into a uniquely warm sound. She has carved out a vibrant place as an artist with a penchant for poetry, rich harmony, and a style of self-taught fingerpicking influenced by Nick Drake, John Fahey, and others.

Originally from the small gold rush town of Nevada City, CA, she now resides in Portland, OR. Her sound has been described as “folk with angelic vocals washing over smooth edges” (1859 Magazine). She has shared the stage with musicians such as Alela Diane, Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors), Ryan Francesconi (Joanna Newsom), Laura Gibson, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. Her most recent effort was engineered and co-produced this year with Jeremy Harris (Vetiver/Devendra Banhart), with additional work from Portland’s own. “Crystalline” was released in fall 2018 via Oscarson (Germany).

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LIENNE
2020 WINNER

LIENNE

Brazil

Lienne is a Brazilian singer and songwriter. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, she mixes samba carioca influence with other northeast Brazilian rhythms, where her parents come from. She released her first album, Porta-Chuva, in 2018, available on all digital platforms. She is also about to release two singles on the platforms over the next few months. She was featured on some of the biggest stages of Rio de Janeiro: Circo Voador (while singing with Brasil de Cara Orchestra); Fundição Progresso (with Enquanto Corria o Bloco) and as DJ Mam invitee to show a few authors songs at the Copacabana new year’s eve 2020.

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JOHNNIE CARWASH

JOHNNIE CARWASH

France

The trio guitar/bass/drums, formed in the summer of 2018, “Johnnie Carwash” was inspired by the pop freshness of Frankie Cosmos, the self-destructive aggressiveness of FIDLAR and the messy garage in which they rehearse. Their pieces, short and chiseled, oscillate between frontal punk and slows on edge. A little lightness, a lot of fun. In short, this group of friends could be called the drummer for Green Day: “Tré Cool”.

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LIENNE

Brazil

Lienne is a Brazilian singer and songwriter. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, she mixes samba carioca influence with other northeast Brazilian rhythms, where her parents come from. She released her first album, Porta-Chuva, in 2018, available on all digital platforms. She is also about to release two singles on the platforms over the next few months. She was featured on some of the biggest stages of Rio de Janeiro: Circo Voador (while singing with Brasil de Cara Orchestra); Fundição Progresso (with Enquanto Corria o Bloco) and as DJ Mam invitee to show a few authors songs at the Copacabana new year’s eve 2020.

702

JOHNNIE CARWASH

France

The trio guitar/bass/drums, formed in the summer of 2018, “Johnnie Carwash” was inspired by the pop freshness of Frankie Cosmos, the self-destructive aggressiveness of FIDLAR and the messy garage in which they rehearse. Their pieces, short and chiseled, oscillate between frontal punk and slows on edge. A little lightness, a lot of fun. In short, this group of friends could be called the drummer for Green Day: “Tré Cool”.

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IRIS HILL

IRIS HILL

Israel

Iris Hill is a rock band hailing from Israel. Their music is a strong combination of different musical influences, ranging from melodic indie-rock tones, down the gritty guitar riffs and gigantic hooks. Fans of artists as diverse as Radiohead, Phoenix, as well as Arctic Monkeys, are definitely going to appreciate the group’s distinctive sound. Ever since their inception in 2016, Iris Hill performed at some of Israel’s most iconic music venues, and toured across the Netherlands, charming their audience with astonishing grooves and emphatic guitar lines. The group connected with producer Noam Levinberg, who collaborated with them to record their first EP. The project was released in December 2019 and has gained the band a reputation of musical diversity with a unique character.

The group writes songs in English, with immediate lyrics and heartfelt tones that are easy to connect with for people from all walks of life. Iris Hill is currently working on their first full-length album while releasing self-made music videos.

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HOLA CHICA

HOLA CHICA

Spain

Hola Chica is a 5 piece indie-pop band from Barcelona. Their sound has been influenced by bands such as Air, Metronomy, Blur, Foster The People, or Pond. On a base of guitars and pop melodies, they add a good dose of synths achieving a fresh and danceable sound that’s elegant and catchy.

They presented their debut album, “Magnetism”, in November 2016. The LP was recorded in the studios Blind Records of Barcelona with the production of Valen Nieto, Marc Cros, and Santos Berrocal (Mucho, Love of Lesbian, Sidonie, or Ivan Ferreiro). The album and first video have been well received by key national music media, Mondo Sonoro, Neo2 Magazine, Jenesaispop and complemented by radio performances on RTVE amongst others.

Hola Chica transfer their songs into the live show by adding an extra dose of strength and psychedelia and to create an ever-evolving sound. In the last couple of years, the band has played in several cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, and also in music festivals like Taubertal Festival (Germany) and BIME Festival 2017 in Bilbao. Even achieving 2 sold-out concerts on the close of the “Magnetism” Tour in Madrid and Barcelona.

After a few years on the road, Hola Chica present their new album MARBELLA, making another step in the development of their sound. Eleven songs, filled with energy and a production full of details.

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LIENNE

Brazil

Lienne is a Brazilian singer and songwriter. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, she mixes samba carioca influence with other northeast Brazilian rhythms, where her parents come from. She released her first album, Porta-Chuva, in 2018, available on all digital platforms. She is also about to release two singles on the platforms over the next few months. She was featured on some of the biggest stages of Rio de Janeiro: Circo Voador (while singing with Brasil de Cara Orchestra); Fundição Progresso (with Enquanto Corria o Bloco) and as DJ Mam invitee to show a few authors songs at the Copacabana new year’s eve 2020.

702

JOHNNIE CARWASH

France

The trio guitar/bass/drums, formed in the summer of 2018, “Johnnie Carwash” was inspired by the pop freshness of Frankie Cosmos, the self-destructive aggressiveness of FIDLAR and the messy garage in which they rehearse. Their pieces, short and chiseled, oscillate between frontal punk and slows on edge. A little lightness, a lot of fun. In short, this group of friends could be called the drummer for Green Day: “Tré Cool”.

77

IRIS HILL

Israel

Iris Hill is a rock band hailing from Israel. Their music is a strong combination of different musical influences, ranging from melodic indie-rock tones, down the gritty guitar riffs and gigantic hooks. Fans of artists as diverse as Radiohead, Phoenix, as well as Arctic Monkeys, are definitely going to appreciate the group’s distinctive sound. Ever since their inception in 2016, Iris Hill performed at some of Israel’s most iconic music venues, and toured across the Netherlands, charming their audience with astonishing grooves and emphatic guitar lines. The group connected with producer Noam Levinberg, who collaborated with them to record their first EP. The project was released in December 2019 and has gained the band a reputation of musical diversity with a unique character.

The group writes songs in English, with immediate lyrics and heartfelt tones that are easy to connect with for people from all walks of life. Iris Hill is currently working on their first full-length album while releasing self-made music videos.

144

HOLA CHICA

Spain

Hola Chica is a 5 piece indie-pop band from Barcelona. Their sound has been influenced by bands such as Air, Metronomy, Blur, Foster The People, or Pond. On a base of guitars and pop melodies, they add a good dose of synths achieving a fresh and danceable sound that’s elegant and catchy.

They presented their debut album, “Magnetism”, in November 2016. The LP was recorded in the studios Blind Records of Barcelona with the production of Valen Nieto, Marc Cros, and Santos Berrocal (Mucho, Love of Lesbian, Sidonie, or Ivan Ferreiro). The album and first video have been well received by key national music media, Mondo Sonoro, Neo2 Magazine, Jenesaispop and complemented by radio performances on RTVE amongst others.

Hola Chica transfer their songs into the live show by adding an extra dose of strength and psychedelia and to create an ever-evolving sound. In the last couple of years, the band has played in several cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, and also in music festivals like Taubertal Festival (Germany) and BIME Festival 2017 in Bilbao. Even achieving 2 sold-out concerts on the close of the “Magnetism” Tour in Madrid and Barcelona.

After a few years on the road, Hola Chica present their new album MARBELLA, making another step in the development of their sound. Eleven songs, filled with energy and a production full of details.

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FATIMA RÜ

FATIMA RÜ

Spain

Fátima Rü is a singer, songwriter, lyricist, and poetess. Born in Algeciras, Cádiz, in May 1968. Daughter of a coplanar mother and a Lorquian father. Raised from the sources of flamenco and Andalusian poets and their landscapes. At the age of fourteen, she began to compose her own lyrics and songs. She won her first poetry award as a teenager.

In the spring of 2019, she performed together with Espiral Teatro the concert-recital Lorca Flamenco: Registros Profundos del Alma, which reels poems and songs from the poet. In the summer of 2018, her second album “Mar de Lirios” was released; her most personal project, which she has been presenting live on various stages with excellent reception.

Currently, she composes for her next musical work, which delves into the folk roots of flamenco and popular songs.

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DENYS AND THE ROSES

DENYS AND THE ROSES

France

“Denys & the Roses” is the solo project of Rosa Rocca-Serra. After a duet of electronic pop music with From Island (co-produced by Alice Botté) and several collaborations (Faar, GYRLS), she returns to her first love: 60’s music, blues, garage rock with soul impulses. During her travels, she wrote the first collection of songs “Call me” “Sad song”, “My own existential disorder”. In January 2019 she meet in Manchester, Seymour Bronchain Orsoni and Nico Digiacomi, members of the group ACID CHILD, and together they generated the titles out of this collection.

In October 2019, she released her 1st single with self-produced clip: Breakfast After Midnight, relayed by Wavelength, Indéflagration, Rock Made In France, Bulimique de Musique, Oddscene.

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FATIMA RÜ

Spain

Fátima Rü is a singer, songwriter, lyricist, and poetess. Born in Algeciras, Cádiz, in May 1968. Daughter of a coplanar mother and a Lorquian father. Raised from the sources of flamenco and Andalusian poets and their landscapes. At the age of fourteen, she began to compose her own lyrics and songs. She won her first poetry award as a teenager.

In the spring of 2019, she performed together with Espiral Teatro the concert-recital Lorca Flamenco: Registros Profundos del Alma, which reels poems and songs from the poet. In the summer of 2018, her second album “Mar de Lirios” was released; her most personal project, which she has been presenting live on various stages with excellent reception.

Currently, she composes for her next musical work, which delves into the folk roots of flamenco and popular songs.

2

DENYS AND THE ROSES

France

“Denys & the Roses” is the solo project of Rosa Rocca-Serra. After a duet of electronic pop music with From Island (co-produced by Alice Botté) and several collaborations (Faar, GYRLS), she returns to her first love: 60’s music, blues, garage rock with soul impulses. During her travels, she wrote the first collection of songs “Call me” “Sad song”, “My own existential disorder”. In January 2019 she meet in Manchester, Seymour Bronchain Orsoni and Nico Digiacomi, members of the group ACID CHILD, and together they generated the titles out of this collection.

In October 2019, she released her 1st single with self-produced clip: Breakfast After Midnight, relayed by Wavelength, Indéflagration, Rock Made In France, Bulimique de Musique, Oddscene.

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CÉSAR LACERDA

CÉSAR LACERDA

Brazil

César Lacerda is a singer and songwriter of the celebrated new Brazilian musical generation. In 2013, he released his first album, “Porquê da Voz”. The album has special guest appearances by artists such as the important songwriter Lenine and disc was celebrated by specialized critics all around the world. Lacerda has already taken his music to Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Cuba, Holland, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Portugal, playing in respected theaters and festivals.

In August 2015, the artist released his second album, “Paralelos & Infinitos”. In the recording of the disc, César performed almost all the instruments. At the end of 2016, he released the special project, “O Meu Nome é Qualquer Um”. The album has thirteen songs in duo with the composer from São Paulo, Romulo Fróes. All these songs were composed and recorded over a period of six months. In 2017, César Lacerda released “Tudo Tudo Tudo Tudo”, moving towards a more pop language and bringing his work to a larger audience, with the special participation of Maria Gadú. César Lacerda has partnered with Jorge Mautner, Chico César, Paulinho Moska, Marcelo Jeneci, Rômulo Fróes, Paulo Miklos, Tiago Nacarato. And he had his songs recorded by artists like Maria Bethânia and Gal Costa, among others.

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AGAT PAZ SCHWARZ

AGAT PAZ SCHWARZ

Israel

With a mysterious blend of computerized analog and resounding bass, Agat’s music incorporates Electronic motifs and seductive vocals bound to enrapture listeners. An exuberant and mystical voyage into the Trip-Hop genre, Agat provides her audience with much-needed divergence from the current state of music, with writing that offers an inspiring and universal message for her legion of followers. The release of Agat’s debut album (20.3.2020) follows the success of Agat’s three released singles, gained traction with interviews and articles by major magazines and networks, such as the performance made by Agat for the collaboration between “Keshet” tv and “Mako” news including participants from the tv series “rising star” interviewing Agat. The latest single release was accompanied by a music video filmed and produced by Alon Daniel, Winner of the “best music video” category in London “Gold Movie Award” 2018.

“The production is pure genius and is as creative a sound, you will hear from any part of the world. The vocal performance is daring and pays off in major ways, with a signature style that grabs you instantly and, delivers her amazing lyrics with masterful precision that make this song a true gem.”

Together with releasing well-crafted music, Agat’s live performance is daring and full of energy, not shying away from her penchant for experimental sounds.

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FATIMA RÜ

Spain

Fátima Rü is a singer, songwriter, lyricist, and poetess. Born in Algeciras, Cádiz, in May 1968. Daughter of a coplanar mother and a Lorquian father. Raised from the sources of flamenco and Andalusian poets and their landscapes. At the age of fourteen, she began to compose her own lyrics and songs. She won her first poetry award as a teenager.

In the spring of 2019, she performed together with Espiral Teatro the concert-recital Lorca Flamenco: Registros Profundos del Alma, which reels poems and songs from the poet. In the summer of 2018, her second album “Mar de Lirios” was released; her most personal project, which she has been presenting live on various stages with excellent reception.

Currently, she composes for her next musical work, which delves into the folk roots of flamenco and popular songs.

2

DENYS AND THE ROSES

France

“Denys & the Roses” is the solo project of Rosa Rocca-Serra. After a duet of electronic pop music with From Island (co-produced by Alice Botté) and several collaborations (Faar, GYRLS), she returns to her first love: 60’s music, blues, garage rock with soul impulses. During her travels, she wrote the first collection of songs “Call me” “Sad song”, “My own existential disorder”. In January 2019 she meet in Manchester, Seymour Bronchain Orsoni and Nico Digiacomi, members of the group ACID CHILD, and together they generated the titles out of this collection.

In October 2019, she released her 1st single with self-produced clip: Breakfast After Midnight, relayed by Wavelength, Indéflagration, Rock Made In France, Bulimique de Musique, Oddscene.

3

CÉSAR LACERDA

Brazil

César Lacerda is a singer and songwriter of the celebrated new Brazilian musical generation. In 2013, he released his first album, “Porquê da Voz”. The album has special guest appearances by artists such as the important songwriter Lenine and disc was celebrated by specialized critics all around the world. Lacerda has already taken his music to Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Cuba, Holland, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Portugal, playing in respected theaters and festivals.

In August 2015, the artist released his second album, “Paralelos & Infinitos”. In the recording of the disc, César performed almost all the instruments. At the end of 2016, he released the special project, “O Meu Nome é Qualquer Um”. The album has thirteen songs in duo with the composer from São Paulo, Romulo Fróes. All these songs were composed and recorded over a period of six months. In 2017, César Lacerda released “Tudo Tudo Tudo Tudo”, moving towards a more pop language and bringing his work to a larger audience, with the special participation of Maria Gadú. César Lacerda has partnered with Jorge Mautner, Chico César, Paulinho Moska, Marcelo Jeneci, Rômulo Fróes, Paulo Miklos, Tiago Nacarato. And he had his songs recorded by artists like Maria Bethânia and Gal Costa, among others.

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AGAT PAZ SCHWARZ

Israel

With a mysterious blend of computerized analog and resounding bass, Agat’s music incorporates Electronic motifs and seductive vocals bound to enrapture listeners. An exuberant and mystical voyage into the Trip-Hop genre, Agat provides her audience with much-needed divergence from the current state of music, with writing that offers an inspiring and universal message for her legion of followers. The release of Agat’s debut album (20.3.2020) follows the success of Agat’s three released singles, gained traction with interviews and articles by major magazines and networks, such as the performance made by Agat for the collaboration between “Keshet” tv and “Mako” news including participants from the tv series “rising star” interviewing Agat. The latest single release was accompanied by a music video filmed and produced by Alon Daniel, Winner of the “best music video” category in London “Gold Movie Award” 2018.

“The production is pure genius and is as creative a sound, you will hear from any part of the world. The vocal performance is daring and pays off in major ways, with a signature style that grabs you instantly and, delivers her amazing lyrics with masterful precision that make this song a true gem.”

Together with releasing well-crafted music, Agat’s live performance is daring and full of energy, not shying away from her penchant for experimental sounds.

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CLOUD HOUSE
2020 WINNER

CLOUD HOUSE

United Kingdom

Cloud House is an alternative pop/rock band from Scotland. Formed by lead singer Conor McCarry, they were originally known as 10:08, playing successful support slots in late 2018/early 2019, with Jack Hughes on drums and Patrick Wallace initially playing bass guitar. The departure of their lead guitarist led to Wallace replacing him, and bassist Calum Wray joining the band in April 2019. With a new member and new direction, the band renamed themselves ‘Cloud House’, inspired by lyrics penned by the late Scott Hutchison. In August 2019, they released their first single, ‘Just Drive’, celebrating this by playing a sold-out debut show in Glasgow. Their second single, ‘Colours’ was released in December of the same year. In February 2020, Cloud House headlined King Tut’s in Glasgow for the first time. The band have lofty ambitions and hope to be filling the biggest and most prestigious venues in the not so distant future.

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THÉ VANILLE

THÉ VANILLE

France

THÉ VANILLE are definitely not following the trends. On the opposite, they want to be normal people in their daily life, to become superheroes on stage. Their best costume is their energy. Up until the last larsen, you can feel their energy & the power of their bodies. Their EP “Ville Hantée” is a collection of sensations.

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CLOUD HOUSE

United Kingdom

Cloud House is an alternative pop/rock band from Scotland. Formed by lead singer Conor McCarry, they were originally known as 10:08, playing successful support slots in late 2018/early 2019, with Jack Hughes on drums and Patrick Wallace initially playing bass guitar. The departure of their lead guitarist led to Wallace replacing him, and bassist Calum Wray joining the band in April 2019. With a new member and new direction, the band renamed themselves ‘Cloud House’, inspired by lyrics penned by the late Scott Hutchison. In August 2019, they released their first single, ‘Just Drive’, celebrating this by playing a sold-out debut show in Glasgow. Their second single, ‘Colours’ was released in December of the same year. In February 2020, Cloud House headlined King Tut’s in Glasgow for the first time. The band have lofty ambitions and hope to be filling the biggest and most prestigious venues in the not so distant future.

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THÉ VANILLE

France

THÉ VANILLE are definitely not following the trends. On the opposite, they want to be normal people in their daily life, to become superheroes on stage. Their best costume is their energy. Up until the last larsen, you can feel their energy & the power of their bodies. Their EP “Ville Hantée” is a collection of sensations.

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CHARLIE

CHARLIE

France

Charlie spent his childhood in the United States, shortened his studies in London, with a constant desire to create. He is a self-taught singer & musician since he was 12 years old while fashion came into his life a few years later. Always a little on the side of the system, dreamy and hypersensitive, the school was by far his favorite playground. At the end of high school, he decided to devote himself to his own projects, to learn in the field. A big fanatic of tattoos, he also decided to set up a clothing brand.

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ROBB TITO

ROBB TITO

France

Born in the Philippines, Robb Tito is a figure in St-Barth thanks to his title with Island vibes “St- Barth Song”. Along with his acoustic guitar, he composes songs at the crossroad of Folk and Pop music and these quickly take on the sounds of Progressive rock and Trip-hop in the lineage of Radiohead, Archive, or Mogwai as soon as his bandmates stand beside him. He puts into song his sorrows, his loves, disillusion, and anger in English, his mother tongue. From a family of six children, he was raised in poverty. From the verdant Philippines countryside to the poor streets of Manila, his family finally finds refuge in France. He then developed through a part of his family living in the United States a close relationship with North American music and all its contrasts, rock, hip-hop, reggae, jazz, hippie, electro … etc. His compositions transpire these influences.

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CLOUD HOUSE

United Kingdom

Cloud House is an alternative pop/rock band from Scotland. Formed by lead singer Conor McCarry, they were originally known as 10:08, playing successful support slots in late 2018/early 2019, with Jack Hughes on drums and Patrick Wallace initially playing bass guitar. The departure of their lead guitarist led to Wallace replacing him, and bassist Calum Wray joining the band in April 2019. With a new member and new direction, the band renamed themselves ‘Cloud House’, inspired by lyrics penned by the late Scott Hutchison. In August 2019, they released their first single, ‘Just Drive’, celebrating this by playing a sold-out debut show in Glasgow. Their second single, ‘Colours’ was released in December of the same year. In February 2020, Cloud House headlined King Tut’s in Glasgow for the first time. The band have lofty ambitions and hope to be filling the biggest and most prestigious venues in the not so distant future.

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THÉ VANILLE

France

THÉ VANILLE are definitely not following the trends. On the opposite, they want to be normal people in their daily life, to become superheroes on stage. Their best costume is their energy. Up until the last larsen, you can feel their energy & the power of their bodies. Their EP “Ville Hantée” is a collection of sensations.

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CHARLIE

France

Charlie spent his childhood in the United States, shortened his studies in London, with a constant desire to create. He is a self-taught singer & musician since he was 12 years old while fashion came into his life a few years later. Always a little on the side of the system, dreamy and hypersensitive, the school was by far his favorite playground. At the end of high school, he decided to devote himself to his own projects, to learn in the field. A big fanatic of tattoos, he also decided to set up a clothing brand.

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ROBB TITO

France

Born in the Philippines, Robb Tito is a figure in St-Barth thanks to his title with Island vibes “St- Barth Song”. Along with his acoustic guitar, he composes songs at the crossroad of Folk and Pop music and these quickly take on the sounds of Progressive rock and Trip-hop in the lineage of Radiohead, Archive, or Mogwai as soon as his bandmates stand beside him. He puts into song his sorrows, his loves, disillusion, and anger in English, his mother tongue. From a family of six children, he was raised in poverty. From the verdant Philippines countryside to the poor streets of Manila, his family finally finds refuge in France. He then developed through a part of his family living in the United States a close relationship with North American music and all its contrasts, rock, hip-hop, reggae, jazz, hippie, electro … etc. His compositions transpire these influences.

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BEN AYLON / ONE MAN TRIBE

BEN AYLON / ONE MAN TRIBE

Israel

Defined as a border-breaking musician and percussionist, Ben is known for his contemporary African drumming, explosive burning rhythms and cutting edge hybrid drumming techniques. Ben’s solo act – ‘One Man Tribe’ presents his innovative  drumming style, playing a set of 10 different African drums simultaneously, creating a massive sound of a tribe of drummers inspired by the deep Senegalese drumming traditions.

In January 2020, Ben gained national recognition in Senegal after being featured on famous Senegalese TV shows with millions of viewers and having solo shows around the capital, Dakar. His activity in Senegal led to a personal meeting with Youssou Ndour and musical collaborations with Cheikh Lo, Omar Pene, Awadi, and Doudou Ndiaye Rose. Ben’s drumming style is considered as the ‘next generation’ of Senegalese drumming. His creation has been acknowledged and approved by master drummers Doudou Ndiaye Rose, Ali Ndiaye Rose, and famous Senegalese drummer families. Ben Performed and recorded with world-renowned musicians: Doudou Ndiaye Rose, Blake Mills, Cheikh Lo, Bombino, Yossi Fine, Shye Ben-Tzur, Didier Awadi, Omar Pene, Khaira Arby, Amy Sacko to name a few.

Nowadays, Ben is working on his new solo project, presenting his composing / producing skills and his Djeli-Ngoni playing. In this project, Ben collaborates with West-African leading female singers Khaira Arby and Amy Sacko. This project’s debut album will be released at the beginning of 2021.

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MAR FAYOS

MAR FAYOS

Spain

Mar Fayos is a Jazz vocalist from Barcelona. Her music could be described as Jazz fusion creations with Latin, Pop, Mediterranean and Soul influences, able to satisfy the tastes of the most demanding listeners of each genre. Where the elegance and sensitiveness of traditional jazz intersects with powerful and personal messages, Mar Fayos finds the perfect environment to create special memories for the audience, transforming a jazz concert into a complete and intimate shared journey.

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BEN AYLON / ONE MAN TRIBE

Israel

Defined as a border-breaking musician and percussionist, Ben is known for his contemporary African drumming, explosive burning rhythms and cutting edge hybrid drumming techniques. Ben’s solo act – ‘One Man Tribe’ presents his innovative  drumming style, playing a set of 10 different African drums simultaneously, creating a massive sound of a tribe of drummers inspired by the deep Senegalese drumming traditions.

In January 2020, Ben gained national recognition in Senegal after being featured on famous Senegalese TV shows with millions of viewers and having solo shows around the capital, Dakar. His activity in Senegal led to a personal meeting with Youssou Ndour and musical collaborations with Cheikh Lo, Omar Pene, Awadi, and Doudou Ndiaye Rose. Ben’s drumming style is considered as the ‘next generation’ of Senegalese drumming. His creation has been acknowledged and approved by master drummers Doudou Ndiaye Rose, Ali Ndiaye Rose, and famous Senegalese drummer families. Ben Performed and recorded with world-renowned musicians: Doudou Ndiaye Rose, Blake Mills, Cheikh Lo, Bombino, Yossi Fine, Shye Ben-Tzur, Didier Awadi, Omar Pene, Khaira Arby, Amy Sacko to name a few.

Nowadays, Ben is working on his new solo project, presenting his composing / producing skills and his Djeli-Ngoni playing. In this project, Ben collaborates with West-African leading female singers Khaira Arby and Amy Sacko. This project’s debut album will be released at the beginning of 2021.

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MAR FAYOS

Spain

Mar Fayos is a Jazz vocalist from Barcelona. Her music could be described as Jazz fusion creations with Latin, Pop, Mediterranean and Soul influences, able to satisfy the tastes of the most demanding listeners of each genre. Where the elegance and sensitiveness of traditional jazz intersects with powerful and personal messages, Mar Fayos finds the perfect environment to create special memories for the audience, transforming a jazz concert into a complete and intimate shared journey.

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GABY K

GABY K

United Kingdom

Gaby K is a 25-year-old singer-songwriter from Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, and can regularly be found performing around Birmingham and London playing originals as well as covers in her own particular style. Known for her emotive vocal tone, a natural ease on stage and down-to-earth persona, she has built up a solid local following which has given her a platform to promote her latest single ‘Is This love?’, released at the end of July. Gaby K has all the elements to build great success for her music and her eclectic style is one that firmly stands out.

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TADHG DALY

TADHG DALY

United Kingdom

Tadhg Daly is a 27-year-old artist/songwriter based in London. Born and raised in Jersey, Channel islands to Irish parents. Tadhg’s love for music began to grow from an early age alongside a unique perspective that comes with growing up on a small and at times isolating island. Taking influence from a wide range of artists and genres ranging from Ben Howard to Nirvana all the way to The Chainsmokers, Tadhg has begun crafting his inimitable brand of heartfelt alternative pop, combining raw and honest lyrics with intoxicating hooks and soaring vocals. Whilst finding his sound Tadhg has released 6 tracks since September 2018 amassing over 1 million streams across all platforms and being featured in major editorial playlists on Spotify, Amazon, and Apple music. Tadhg has recorded his debut EP with Eliot James at Eastcote studios which is ready for release this year and has started recording a follow-up set of tracks

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BEN AYLON / ONE MAN TRIBE

Israel

Defined as a border-breaking musician and percussionist, Ben is known for his contemporary African drumming, explosive burning rhythms and cutting edge hybrid drumming techniques. Ben’s solo act – ‘One Man Tribe’ presents his innovative  drumming style, playing a set of 10 different African drums simultaneously, creating a massive sound of a tribe of drummers inspired by the deep Senegalese drumming traditions.

In January 2020, Ben gained national recognition in Senegal after being featured on famous Senegalese TV shows with millions of viewers and having solo shows around the capital, Dakar. His activity in Senegal led to a personal meeting with Youssou Ndour and musical collaborations with Cheikh Lo, Omar Pene, Awadi, and Doudou Ndiaye Rose. Ben’s drumming style is considered as the ‘next generation’ of Senegalese drumming. His creation has been acknowledged and approved by master drummers Doudou Ndiaye Rose, Ali Ndiaye Rose, and famous Senegalese drummer families. Ben Performed and recorded with world-renowned musicians: Doudou Ndiaye Rose, Blake Mills, Cheikh Lo, Bombino, Yossi Fine, Shye Ben-Tzur, Didier Awadi, Omar Pene, Khaira Arby, Amy Sacko to name a few.

Nowadays, Ben is working on his new solo project, presenting his composing / producing skills and his Djeli-Ngoni playing. In this project, Ben collaborates with West-African leading female singers Khaira Arby and Amy Sacko. This project’s debut album will be released at the beginning of 2021.

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MAR FAYOS

Spain

Mar Fayos is a Jazz vocalist from Barcelona. Her music could be described as Jazz fusion creations with Latin, Pop, Mediterranean and Soul influences, able to satisfy the tastes of the most demanding listeners of each genre. Where the elegance and sensitiveness of traditional jazz intersects with powerful and personal messages, Mar Fayos finds the perfect environment to create special memories for the audience, transforming a jazz concert into a complete and intimate shared journey.

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GABY K

United Kingdom

Gaby K is a 25-year-old singer-songwriter from Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, and can regularly be found performing around Birmingham and London playing originals as well as covers in her own particular style. Known for her emotive vocal tone, a natural ease on stage and down-to-earth persona, she has built up a solid local following which has given her a platform to promote her latest single ‘Is This love?’, released at the end of July. Gaby K has all the elements to build great success for her music and her eclectic style is one that firmly stands out.

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TADHG DALY

United Kingdom

Tadhg Daly is a 27-year-old artist/songwriter based in London. Born and raised in Jersey, Channel islands to Irish parents. Tadhg’s love for music began to grow from an early age alongside a unique perspective that comes with growing up on a small and at times isolating island. Taking influence from a wide range of artists and genres ranging from Ben Howard to Nirvana all the way to The Chainsmokers, Tadhg has begun crafting his inimitable brand of heartfelt alternative pop, combining raw and honest lyrics with intoxicating hooks and soaring vocals. Whilst finding his sound Tadhg has released 6 tracks since September 2018 amassing over 1 million streams across all platforms and being featured in major editorial playlists on Spotify, Amazon, and Apple music. Tadhg has recorded his debut EP with Eliot James at Eastcote studios which is ready for release this year and has started recording a follow-up set of tracks

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