About

 

 

iluvlive jessie jILUVLIVE is a live music event that launched in London in June 2004 and has now become the UKs premier homegrown live music night. Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Professor Green, Maverick Sabre, Tinie Tempah, Plan B, Chip, Tinchy Stryder, Katy B, Wretch 32 and NDubz are just a few of the acts that we supported, often years before they were signed.

We now have fortnightly or monthly residencies in London, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol and Manchester and quarterly events in Brighton, Leicester and Southampton. We also host the quarterly definitive music industry showcase, Radar in association with Music Week and Music Connex.

At all regional and none acoustic shows we provide a house band for acts that don’t have their own and for many of our best-loved MC’s, ILUVLIVE was their first taste of performing with a live band. We provide great networking opportunities as well as an important performance platform and often have famous faces dropping by as well as a healthy quota of music and industry in attendance.

We have been featured extensively on MTV Base and Flava TV and broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. For our tenth birthday in June 2014, we held an event headlined by Emeli Sande and Naughty Boy with surprise guest Jessie J.

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We have a record label via which Izzy Bizu released her debut EP (now signed to Sony/Epic) and offer a range or artist services and industry workshops. We also run an annual artist development programme taking on between three and five acts a year. For more information email janelle@ilulive.co.uk


Over the years we have secured Arts Council and PRS Foundation funding to help develop our projects and are now an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation having secured three years funding.


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http://bit.ly/WATCHILUVLIVE

 

INDUSTRY QUOTES

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“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” 


Saj Ismael – PR Account Executive for Spring PR and HUGO BOSS Urban Rules campaign
“ iluvlive is a great platform for up and coming artists and the place to find the next ‘one to watch’. It is synonymous with good music”

Rich Castillo- Shalit Global /NDubz Manager
“ iluvlive is one of the cutting edge showcase nights for new UK urban music. If you're trying to break a newcomer it’s essential to get them on this night.  Commercial pop industry people look to iluvlive for tip offs and take it very seriously’


Joseph Kentish A&R Universal
“ILUVLIVE is a crucial night as it covers an area of music which is under represented. Live will continue to be a conspicuously well attended and appreciated evening.”

 

Jessie J 

"I luv live is one of the first music nights where I performed my songs, so it holds a special place in my heart. Its an amazing night for the UK music scene the vibe, the atmosphere was always on so creative. Lovely". 

 

Tinie Tempah 

ILUVLIVE provides a great opportunity for young, up and coming artists to get their music heard by industry insiders and music lovers. Its a great and necessary platform' 

 

Kano

'I've supported iluvlive a number of times over the years because i think its 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. Its always a great crowd at iluvlive' 


Target ROLL DEEP

“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.” 

 

Professor Green 

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

 

Maverick Sabre

'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!’ 

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

 

Ed Sheeran 

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

 

Emeli Sande 

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


Soundbwoy – Producer/ Director
“ it’s a relaxed and eclectic showcase that gives artists the freedom to express themselves and network. It is also a good place to get a publishing deal”

Dj Ironik- Musician
“iluvlive is good because its not just your normal event where people are jumping around, it’s a time to hear good music and real music. The music industry can see artists they look up to in a different setting”T

 
The ILUVLIVE Team
 
RACHAEL BEE
Managing Director
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 and Kiss TV. 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) and Beverly Knight (EMI) amongst many. They also managed artists and Rachael joined Def Jam Records as Consultant General Manager for its launch in the UK. She has been at the helm at ILUVLIVE since 2007.
 
JOHN HENDRICKSE
Head of PR & Social Networking
John has been involved in the music industry for 5 years and in his time worked with an array of urban and dance acts from the grass roots level to globally acclaimed stars. He has worked with Billy Ocean, Roger Sanchez, Marvell, Kele Le Roc, Slakah The Beatchild and Nolay to name a few, helping them raise their profiles in the ever-evolving digital era. He has also worked in the entertainment industry for brands such as OK Magazine, Fashion TV and Money Clothing and produced several music videos. A understanding for branding, marketing and social networking industry and a creative flair keeps him on top of the evolving media industry.
 

LAUREN POWELL
Event/ Brand Assistant

 
ADEYINKA
Photographer
 
Responsible for some of the incredible images from ILUVLIVE.

 

 

 
 

 
 
JADE RICHARDSON
Founder / Share Holder / Consultant

Former A&R at Polydor Records, Jade signed and worked the albums for artists including Ms Dynamite, Gemma Fox, Durrty Goodz & Curtis Lynch Jnr. As a music consultant Jade-Inc. has worked with numerous music and media companies such as Channel 4/At It/Chancers, Urban Development, BBC Urban Music Bursary, Arts Council, Jade Jagger Jezebel, The Dairy Recording Studios , Music Matrix, MPHO, and Rinse FM/Academy. Jade also founded iluvlive in 2004 before handing the reins over to Rachael Bee in 2007 although she has always maintained strong links with the brand. Jade is currently A&R Manager at Virgin EMI Records working with Gorgon City, Kali Uchis, Matt Wills, Sinead Harnett, George Maple & Katy B.

 

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JANELLE FRASER
Event / Brand Coordinator
Janelle joined ILUVLIVE in May 2012 after graduating from University with a degree in Media & Communication. She started as an intern before taking on the role of coordinator. As event coordinator she deals with on night stage management, artist liaison and office admin. Passionate about music and performing Janelle trained in Ballet, Tap and Contemporary as well as playing the violin and the piano. In September 2012 Janelle was crowned Miss Trinidad & Tobago UK.
 
 
BABY J
Regional Coordinator (Birmingham)
Managing director of Baby People one of the Midlands leading Music Development agencies, Baby J is an experienced music producer who has worked internationally for the last nineteen years. Since been discovered in 1995 by a Wu-Tang Records A&R in New York, Baby J has carried out production work for Plan B, Gravediggaz, Jamelia, Wretch 32, Amy Winehouse, Dead Prez, Skinnyman, India Aire, Sway, Mark Ronson and Estelle.
His music has been daytime playlisted on BBC Radio 1, 1xtra, Galaxy, Choice, BBC Radio 6 and Kiss FM. Baby J has performed two renowned BBC Maida Vale sessions (for Huw Stephens and Ras Kwame) and Record of the Week for Zane Lowe, Trevor Nelson and Edith Bowman. He has received awards from BBC 1xtra and UMA's and has toured with Jay Z, Mark Ronson and the Gravediggaz.
 
COCO
Head of Security
Coco is a 20-month old cocker spaniel who likes to be involved in every aspect of the business. Her primary concern is security and she is always quick to alert the rest of the team to anyone at or near the premises. She likes to greet visitors with a quick frisk down and has been known to confiscate perishable foodstuffs with amazing stealth and speed. We would advise relinquishing these on entry to avoid slobber.