The ILUVLIVE Industry Special is an opportunity for the acts we feel were the strongest performers from the previous 12 months to perform again for an invited industry audience. We create a long list of ten acts, which is then open to public voting for a month. The two acts with the most votes are offered a slot at the show with another three selected by the iluvlive team. The ILUVLIVE Industry Special will take place on Monday 9th October 2017. The aim of the event is to help acts further along the path to success.
7th August 2017 – Long list and public voting opens
28th Aug 2017 – Public voting closes
29th Aug 2017 – ILUVLIVE industry special line up announced
9th Oct 2017 – Industry Special
Name: ILUVLIVE London Industry Special
Date: 9th October
Venue: Zigfrid Von Underbelly, 11 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Host: Monika Lee
Time: 7.30PM till 11PM (1st act onstage 8.30)
Entry: £3 in advance (online), £5 on the door, free for students before 8pm with student ID. More info/guest list available here – www.iluvlive.co.uk
Industry Special Long List
Kyle Miller aka Aeris Roves is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter/producer who hails from South Yorkshire. The multi-talented musician has recently performed at some of London’s coolest venues, which include Birthdays, Borderline and The Garage. Now living in South East London Kyle is currently working on his self-produced debut EP, which has influences from Frank Ocean and Ed Sheeran. His sound has been described as a fusion of Soul and RnB and his singing style has been compared to that of a young Craig David.
Moya, a singer/songwriter from London who has racked up over 2million views online with two powerful self-releases. Since then she’s been in the studio recording new material as she works on her new album. Influenced by the likes of Nina Simone, James Blake & Sia, Moya has been described as the female Bruno Mars by Perez Hilton.
17-year-old singer/songwriter Paige-Lihya from North West London is a mix of R&B and Neo Soul. Whilst consistently flourishing and making a great impression in the music industry, Paige has been working with some of the UK’s popular urban artists such as Bonkaz & platinum selling artist, Halie from WSTRN. She has recently released a 5 track EP called ‘In My Thoughts’ which is available now on all major outlets. 2017 promises to be an even bigger year for Paige-Lihya.
Coming from a musical family Hari Priya grew up learning from her Father who was in a Jazz band. She began taking an interest in music after buying her first album at the age of 9, “The Diary of Alicia Keys”. She then got her first real taste of the industry after starring in the west end musical “The Lion King” as young Nala. A year later she got her first big break featuring on her father's album.
Hari Priya is currently working on her debut EP has been in the studio with the likes of Futurecutes, Tristan Longworth, Jonathon Allen, Jack Gourlay, Wayne Hector and more, which will be out later this year!
Toronto based Canadian R&B/pop artist Laura Roy is a captivating songwriter, vocalist and college music graduate. Despite studying Jazz, Blues & Classical music, Laura’s music is known for her unique, smooth and sultry R&B vocals combined with infectiously catchy pop hooks. An avid songwriter, Laura is a four-year attendee of the prestigious Gordie Sampson Songcamp, put on by the Grammy-winning writer and has also been actively involved with The Songwriter's Association of Canada travelling and writing across the country. Although Laura is well known for her often unplugged, acoustic performances her latest EP contains 6 songs infused with slick, synth-pop production, 90's R&B flare, soulful melodies and anthemic hooks.
J & The Rest are the result of a series of happy musical coincidences. Front man, Jamal was raised in a musical family but never fully considered a career as a vocalist. However, while he studied music technology at Leeds Met he met friends John and Louis. The three had a musical chemistry, however, something was missing and later on met their drummer, Ricky. As they build towards the release of their heavily anticipated debut EP, ‘4 a.m. Again’, they tease the release with the slick electro-R’n’B vibes of the title track. With Jamal’s soulful vocals showing echoes of D’Angelo and Maxwell married against a hypnotic blend of grooves, it is a flawless and addictive introduction to the UK’s next big thing. The next single to be released from the EP is ‘Kisses On The Mirror’, which is out now across all digital platforms.
Manchester’s very own up and coming rapper has worked with one of London’s most talented rappers, Wretch 32. Tobi has received support from household names such as Adidas and has performed at various venues in London, including the Royal Albert Hall. Originally born in Nigeria, living in Manchester, Tobi Sunmola continues to solidify his name across the UK and beyond.
Jords, a rapper/songwriter from South London, Croydon has earned his stripes by being an effortless talent; combining clever lyrics with raw emotion and thought provoking concepts. Jords released his debut album “Means To An Ends”, in September 2016 to high praise from media and supporters alike. His album led him to be invited to play sessions such as Sofar Sounds and The Mahogany Sessions, as well as performing at St. Paul’s Cathedral and a sold out headline show at Camden Assembly in early 2017.
In a recent one-to-watch feature MUSIC WEEK describes Samuel Jack as an “Emotive storyteller, seamlessly fusing the classic sounds of his upbringing with a refreshing rawness and heartfelt honesty”. The tone and lyrical prowess of Samuel's bold writing style show that he's immersed himself in music of the soul giants and his effortlessly captivating delivery proves he could one day join them.
Hailing from Liverpool, DELIAH is fronted by lead singer Michelle Harris and instrumentalist Alex Dopierala. Having been premiered by Fortitude Magazine and GigSlutz, and being featured on The Only Way Is Essex, their latest single, Better The Devil, took them on a tour of the UK. Supporting the likes of GoGo Penguin and Ady Suleiman and, most impressively, Maverick Sabre on his Unplugged Tour.
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