In 2018 iluvlive celebrates its 15th Birthday and iluvlive+ is part of a series of new initiatives to commemorate this milestone.
ILUVLIVE + events will kick off with a panel with two industry representatives, followed by an audience Q&A. Five lucky attendees will be selected by prize draw for an individual session with our two attending panelists, with the opportunity to pitch music and /or ask for feedback and advice. The night is rounded off with live performances from a headline act supported by local talent. Finally, one local act will be selected by the panel and iluvlive team to perform at a future event in London with £150 contributed to expenses. The selected act will be informed by email the following day.
21-year-old singer/songwriter Vianni is a multi-talented prodigy. Born and raised in Croydon, South London to Congolese parents, Vianni grew up on a diet of 90s RnB and the Gospel his mum played. Hanging around the Croydon studios where the local rap and RnB artists would record, the teenage Vianni started picking up how to play piano, guitar and drums- although he had little ambition to be a performer himself. “I wasn’t a singer then,” he remembers, “I was just helping out on tracks. I was a dancer really, I didn’t think about being a musician. But then it changed” since the release of Tracks like " Recognise and most recently "SOS” Vianni has performed at events like Alter Ego at Hackney Empire, Under the Radar - Stamford Bridge, KoKo London, Visions and his sold-out headline show at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen. With an upcoming ep Vianni is prepped to make his mark on the scene. Keep an eye on this kid.
His laid back style of Hip hop, mixed with his skippy flows, Knucks is reminiscent of the old school style of hip hop. He has been Compared to the likes of Lil Simz, J Cole and Joey Badass. Having received support from the likes of Dj's like Sian Anderson, Yasmine evans, Dj Target and more, Knucks has been building his profile and audience successfully. Featuring on Sbtv's one to watch, Knucks has attracted major label attention, and is gearing up for the release of his second Ep , the follow up to "Killmatic", With the great reception on tracks like " Breakfast at Tiffanys" , "Selfish" and "Frostbite" as well as his upcoming release which features Not3s, we anticipate big things for this young man. Check out his latest, CANNES
Strizzy is a hip hop recording artist from Leicester City in the East Midlands - aims to provide an alternative to the current hip-hop narrative, in terms of subject matter, sound and presentation. Through his music, Strizzy describes the harsh realities of growing up on a deprived estate and how he has been able to use this experience as a positive to progress in life. He has been recording music since 2007 and has just recently released his debut project ‘The Art Of Summarising Life’. Currently in 16Ten – a musical collective from Leicester. Supported acts such as Big Daddy Kane, Doc Brown, Peoples Army, Micall Parknsun and the Abstract Orchestra to name a few.
Multitalented rapper, singer, producer and songwriter U.G possesses the rare ability to cross genres, drawing influence from the likes of Prince, J Dilla, Massive Attack and Dizzee Rascal, indicating how diverse his music truly is. Impressively, 100% of the writing, production, and concepts are composed by U.G himself, making him an independent force to be reckoned with.