ILUVLIVE launches in Leeds
Headliner: Laura White
VANESSA JAMIE | OFURÉ | HAYZELL
ILUVLIVE are launching in Leeds at Hirst’s Yard on the 3rd April 2017 with Laura White headlining alongside upcoming talent from in and around Leeds.
Soulful singer-songwriter Laura White recently released ‘The Painted Door’ EP to critical acclaim and hit no. 4 on the iTunes Soul & R&B Chart, 38 in the iTunes album charts and 52 in the official national charts.
‘Very nice!! I see where she's going with this...Amy style. The gap is there to fill!’ – Ronnie Herel, Mi-Soul
‘Pop star material' – Fault
‘Soul Pop done right, reference points leap from Ella Fitzgerald to Amy Winehouse with Laura able to fuse these disparate influences into something completely unique’ – Clash
In the past six years, Laura has written for the likes of Paloma Faith, Rudimental, Rita Ora and Charles Hamilton on 'NY Raining' which featured on the hit TV show Empire. Laura also co-wrote and featured on the Top 20 hit 'Love On Me' by Galantis. Having already caught the attention from the late Amy Winehouse, Adele and Chris Martin, Laura is set to make 2017 her own.
ILUVLIVE 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, Tinie Tempah, Plan B, Chip, Katy B and Wretch 32 are just a few of the acts that we supported, often years before they were signed.
ILUVLIVE have fortnightly/monthly residencies in London, Bristol and Manchester and quarterly events in Leicester. Each event features five acts performing three tracks with a live band. Acts can play with their own band or the now legendary iluvlive house band. ILUVLIVE Leeds will run monthly but with a summer break in June, July and August.
Vanessa Jamie is an acclaimed unsigned singer/songwriter from East London. She performs music influenced by Neo-Soul, Jazz and Funk, taking inspiration from legends such as Lauryn Hill, D'angelo and James Brown. While constantly performing up and down the country to great reviews in popular venues such as New Cross Inn, Ronnie Scotts and The Forge, she is also in the midst of recording her Debut EP which is set for release in 2017.
Ofuré is a 20-year-old British singer-songwriter and integrity filled performer born and raised in London, England. Her soulful voice combined with her r&b and gospel influences can immediately captivate any listener to her very transparent lyrics. She encompasses the ability to explore ‘real life, out there’ topics and intimately executes it - so that each listener feels a personal special connection with her reminiscent of India Arie, Fantasia Barrino and Lauryn Hill.
When the gritty urban streets of London meet the beautiful tropical beaches of the Caribbean, it may be time buss a quick bogle and secure a whine! Enter: Hayzell. The British born Jamaican raised reggae fusion artist from East London is back and he’s ready to finish what he started. Currently working on his forthcoming EP ‘Vibez’ with long time collaborator M.Fazz aka Jus Marl, this young man has plenty of fun, energy and excitement to bring to the 2017 table of music.
DJ: DJ RASHUN
LOCATION: Hirst's Yard 11-15 Hirst's Yard, Leeds LS1 6NJ
DOORS: 19:30 – 23:00, first act on stage 20.30.
Students free before 20:30 (With Valid ID)