ABOUT iluvlive

ILUVLIVE is a live music and artist development platform. We are a Not For Profit National Portfolio Organisation funded by Arts Council England and have been operating since 2004. We also gratefully acknowledge support from PRS for Music Foundation on a project basis. Initially, a London based showcase hosted by Ras Kwame and Twin B, we supported Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sande, Taio Cruz, Chip, Wretch 32, Katy B, Maverick Sabre and Plan B to name but a few often on numerous occasions and years before they were signed. Most of these artists played with our house band and many performed with a live band for the very first time at ILUVLIVE. We aim to provide a unique platform for artist to perform, collaborate and network and this has been borne out by Emeli Sande meeting Naughty Boy at ILUVLIVE and Jessie J performing her own tracks for the first time at one of our events.

PRS For Music Foundation Website | Art's Council England Website

We are now resident in five UK cities and offer 50 events a year:
London - fortnightly
Manchester – monthly (except August)
Bristol - monthly (except August)
Leicester – quarterly
Leeds – Feb – April / Sept - Nov

We also run the quarterly Radar event with Music Week and MusicConnex at Under The Bridge and offer promoter services to emerging talent (see here)
Alongside this, we run an artist development programme taking around three acts a year (see more info here) have a record label and management arm currently looking after Izzy Bizu and Mika Barroux.

Our board of directors are:
Rachael Bee – Owner / MD ILUVLIVE
Jade Richardson – A&R Virgin Records
Daren Dixon – CEO Above and Beyond
Ras Kwame – Presenter Radio Capital Xtra
Paul Spraggon – Partner SSB Music Lawyers
Laura Lukanz – Turnfirst Artists (Rita Ora amongst many)
John Mansfield – Director Music Connex
Jasmine Dotiwala – Presenter / Producer Media Trust


Artist Testimonials

“Iluvlive is one of the first music nights where I performed my songs, so it holds a special place in my heart. It's an amazing night for the UK music scene the vibe, the atmosphere was always on so creative. Lovely”. JESSIE J

‘ILUVLIVE provides a great opportunity for young, up and coming artists to get their music heard by industry insiders and music lovers. It's a great and necessary platform’ - TINIE TEMPAH

“iluvlive was a great platform for me. One of the first times performing alongside a live band, it really opened my eyes to it all as I always wanted to use a live band. I can remember I was really excited when they asked me to perform I nearly brought my whole estate along to watch lol”WRETCH 32

‘ILUVLIVE put me on really early in my career but as soon as I had been on, I really took off! It's a great opportunity to give UK artists exposure’ - CHIP

‘I’ve supported iluvlive a number of times over the years because I think it's important that credible nights that support new talent are given support by more established acts too. I even curated an event for them in January 2012, which was crazy. It's always a great crowd at iluvlive’ - KANO

“It was a great laugh performing at iluvlive this night, good people, good atmosphere, great to have nights like this going strong after 8 years.” TARGET, ROLL DEEP

“The atmosphere was so hyped at iluvlive, it was always great. To get up and perform, even though it was impromptu was a buzz.” – PROFESSOR GREEN

‘After the first time I performed at ILUVLIVE, Ras Kwame suggested us for SXSW where Strummerville spotted us and they contributed to our tour support of Plan B, which really helped put us on the map. It was a great platform for us and is always a great vibe!’ - MAVERICK SABRE

‘I performed at iluvlive a number of times prior to getting signed and they always put together really good and diverse line ups. It's a great crowd too and good to have nights like this still going strong after 8 years.’ - ED SHEERAN

‘iluvlive was a great opportunity for me. It’s where I met Naughty Boy which led to me featuring on tracks with artists like Chipmunk and Wiley” - EMELI SANDE


THE TEAM

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  • RACHAEL BEE – MD / Owner : Rachael Bee ran some of the seminal black music nights of the early 90’s and went onto become a radio & TV journalist/presenter working for the BBC, Kiss FM, Live TV, ITV. In 1999 she launched Impact Ventures, the company behind the MTV Lick Parties, MTV’s Base on the Beach, Base Lounge, Flava Tour for Channel 4, the MOBO Unsigned Tour, MTV's DFC Parties, countless live shows, launch parties and marketing campaigns for Ms Dynamite (Polydor), Big Brovaz, Lemar (Sony), Beverly Knight (EMI), Desert Eagle Discs (Echo), Keisha White and 2Play (Inferno) amongst many. Rachael joined Def Jam Records as Consultant General Manager for its UK launch and went on to manage Ladies First and Aaron Soul.  She is now focused on management (Izzy Bizu and Mika Barroux) as well as being MD/ owner of ILUVLIVE.

    RACHAEL BEE – MD / Owner : Rachael Bee ran some of the seminal black music nights of the early 90’s and went onto become a radio & TV journalist/presenter working for the BBC, Kiss FM, Live TV, ITV. In 1999 she launched Impact Ventures, the company behind the MTV Lick Parties, MTV’s Base on the Beach, Base Lounge, Flava Tour for Channel 4, the MOBO Unsigned Tour, MTV's DFC Parties, countless live shows, launch parties and marketing campaigns for Ms Dynamite (Polydor), Big Brovaz, Lemar (Sony), Beverly Knight (EMI), Desert Eagle Discs (Echo), Keisha White and 2Play (Inferno) amongst many. Rachael joined Def Jam Records as Consultant General Manager for its UK launch and went on to manage Ladies First and Aaron Soul.  She is now focused on management (Izzy Bizu and Mika Barroux) as well as being MD/ owner of ILUVLIVE.

  • JOHN HENDRICKSE – General Manager: John started his career in video production (ITV and Fashion TV) before moving on to music video production (Kele Le Roc and numerous rappers and grime artists). He then went on to work with the Official Mixtape Awards as Event and Online Director and fashion brands ‘Money’ & ‘Abuze’ as the agent responsible for exclusive fashion lines for Roger Sanchez, Marvell, Killa Kela & Rodney P. He went on to manage No Lay and consult and co-ordinate for Sponge World who released a single for the artist Steelo 1, that was BBC 1Xtra’s Charlie Sloth's Track of the week. During this time he also moved in to plugging and PR for various artists with C4’s ‘Off Track’ being a break through for the Birmingham MC. In 2013 he joined iluvlive as Social Media Manager before working being appointed General Manager in 2015. At iluvlive John has also been involved with the management of Izzy Bizu, helped develop the artist development programme and record label.

    JOHN HENDRICKSE – General Manager: John started his career in video production (ITV and Fashion TV) before moving on to music video production (Kele Le Roc and numerous rappers and grime artists). He then went on to work with the Official Mixtape Awards as Event and Online Director and fashion brands ‘Money’ & ‘Abuze’ as the agent responsible for exclusive fashion lines for Roger Sanchez, Marvell, Killa Kela & Rodney P. He went on to manage No Lay and consult and co-ordinate for Sponge World who released a single for the artist Steelo 1, that was BBC 1Xtra’s Charlie Sloth's Track of the week. During this time he also moved in to plugging and PR for various artists with C4’s ‘Off Track’ being a break through for the Birmingham MC. In 2013 he joined iluvlive as Social Media Manager before working being appointed General Manager in 2015. At iluvlive John has also been involved with the management of Izzy Bizu, helped develop the artist development programme and record label.

  • LAUREN POWELL – Brand Manager: At 16 years old, Lauren created her own blog ‘Urban Obsession’, where she interviewed the likes of Lady Leshurr & Wretch 32. She went on to review live shows, which lead to her being invited by Musicalize & BBC Radio 1xtra to review their events. While completing a degree in Media & Communications at Goldsmiths University she interned at Sony Music, Jump Off TV and many other organisations. After graduating, she became Social Media & Press Co-Ordinator for club night Faded before joining iluvlive as Event & Brand Assistant in March 2015. In 2017 she was appointed Brand Manager.

    LAUREN POWELL – Brand Manager: At 16 years old, Lauren created her own blog ‘Urban Obsession’, where she interviewed the likes of Lady Leshurr & Wretch 32. She went on to review live shows, which lead to her being invited by Musicalize & BBC Radio 1xtra to review their events. While completing a degree in Media & Communications at Goldsmiths University she interned at Sony Music, Jump Off TV and many other organisations. After graduating, she became Social Media & Press Co-Ordinator for club night Faded before joining iluvlive as Event & Brand Assistant in March 2015. In 2017 she was appointed Brand Manager.

  • STEVE ODUFUYE – Events Manager: Steven started off working in the sales industry at 17, where he gained experience within Estate Agency & IT Recruitment. After three years his passion for music lead to a move and he began his career in the music industry early 2013 working at Parallel Music Management as the Executive Assistant to the CEO. After a year of working at the company he was promoted to Junior Manager and was the first point of call for the business. Along with working very closely with the CEO his work included coordinating logistics for the whole roster (UK & internationally) and keeping track of the profit and loss for the business. He played a crucial role in acts such as Angel, Off Colour, Akelle Charles, Haile & Rebecca Garton, just to name a few. He now manages singer/songwriter Antonio Amoroso and joined ILUVLIVE in March 2017 as Events Manager.

    STEVE ODUFUYE – Events Manager: Steven started off working in the sales industry at 17, where he gained experience within Estate Agency & IT Recruitment. After three years his passion for music lead to a move and he began his career in the music industry early 2013 working at Parallel Music Management as the Executive Assistant to the CEO. After a year of working at the company he was promoted to Junior Manager and was the first point of call for the business. Along with working very closely with the CEO his work included coordinating logistics for the whole roster (UK & internationally) and keeping track of the profit and loss for the business. He played a crucial role in acts such as Angel, Off Colour, Akelle Charles, Haile & Rebecca Garton, just to name a few. He now manages singer/songwriter Antonio Amoroso and joined ILUVLIVE in March 2017 as Events Manager.

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You can apply for guestlist, submit an act to perform and find answers to all the most commonly asked questions on this site so please have a look around before emailing but for all other matters email:

info@iluvlive.co.uk