With over 2 million Youtube hits, Mic Righteous’ growing online presence was noticed by top U.K producer Naughty Boy and in April 2011 Mic securred a publishing deal with Naughty Words/Sony ATV. Mic has been performing tirelessly all over the UK including opening for hip-hop legends The Game, J.Cole, Wretch 32, Devlin, Lowkey, and many others. 2011 has also seen Mic collaborating with acts across the whole spectrum of popular music from Hard-Fi, Natty & Cher Lloyd to Eminem signings Royce da 5’9 and Joell Ortiz. One dimensional this kid is not, and with a mixtape, E.P and debut album expected to drop in 2012, it is set to be a massive year for Mic Righteous.
English Frank is a 25 year old South Londoner that has been rapping since he was six years old and has always had a passion for music.On February 6th 2011 he decided to release his first piece of music and since then hasn’t stopped, shocking the nation with his raw and honest views. In just four months he has acccumulated millions of youtube views and gained a large fan base, make sure you check him out on youtube, it’s something you haven’t heard before.
Kal Lavelle is an Irish born singer songwriter who has already been tipped by the Sunday Mirror’s ‘Hot for 2012 Ones to Watch’. Her single ‘Breakfast At Tiffanys’ was recently chosen as Single Of The Week on iTunes as well as her debut EP ‘Shivers’ reaching #5 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter album chart. The iTunes US charts also featured her in the ‘New & Noteworthy’ section. She was the featured vocalist on Artfuls ‘Could just be the Bassline’, spent summer 2011 touring with Ed Sheeran and is now working on a new collaborations EP due out in Spring. An amazing live performer Channel 4’s Alex Zane has described her voice as “beautiful”, whilst BBC Switch’s, Aissetou Ngom says “The way she sings transports you to that exact moment of heart break and despair that can only come from love lost.” Who’s Jack Magazine have said: “Her clever song lyrics along with her effortless sounding vocals are finally getting her noticed by many new fans and industry big wigs alike.” 2012 is looking like a great year for Kal Lavelle.
Charlee Drew is a young singer/songwriter who has built a great platform over the last year, including an impressive online following with over 4500 twitter followers, 8000 facebook fans, 9000 youtube subscribers without releasing a record.2011 saw him writing, producing and featuring on U.K rapper Skepta’s Top 20 album, performing at Glastonbury, MTV’s “The Wrap up” and receiving BBC Radio 1 airplay. Throughout the year Charlee has played live to around 10,000 people and joined Skepta on his sold out UK-wide academy tour on keyboards and vocals. 2012 looks set to be a big year for this incredible young talent who has just begun work on his debut album with a number of established producers and songwriters.
Josh Kumra is a soulful singer songwriter with a guitar on his back and a long road ahead. Hailing from Swindon Josh hit the road, playing his inaugural London show at Camden’s Monkey Chew’s where he was spotted and soon signed a publishing deal with Levels/EMI and started writing the next chapter of his story. Collaborating on a version of his song ‘Don’t Go’ with rapper Wretch 32 led to a # 1 single, and a deal with RCA/Sony.Likened to a young Ray LaMontagne or Ben Harper, Josh is rapidly developing a name for himself as a gutsy and heartfelt young performer.
22-year-old Birmingham born and leader of Back Pack Gang, RoxXxan has been a familiar face on the underground scene over the last 12 months. With a contagious energy and an eccentric character, RoxXxan finally hopes to bring a welcomed middle finger to the pop world. Notable press and radio are already tipping Rox for big things this year (The Daily Mirror and 1Xtra’s Hot 20 for 2012). The Mixtape “Prepare4WhenILand” drops in March (with Mic Righteous, Natty, L Marshall and Benny Banks all featuring) and we can expect her debut album before the years out.
HOST: RAS KWAME
DJ: MELODY KANE
Location – XOYO, Cowper Street EC2A 4AW (exit 4 Old Street tube)
Time – 7:30pm – Midnight (1st act onstage 8.30pm)
Entry – £6 in advance & NUS, £8 on the guestlist, £12 on the door
GUESTLIST CLOSES 3PM ON DAY OF SHOW!