Fast-rising Ipswich band, DE’ VIDE will be bringing their innovative music and crisp fusion of Indie, Hip-Hop, Soul, R&B and acoustic Funk to the One Mic UK stage on March 18. After garnering support from the likes of BBC 1Xtra, BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing (Suffolk and Norfolk) for their latest single “To & Fro”, the band – led up of Barny on guitar/vocals and Lex on vocals – are currently working on their debut EP and are poised to set the Queen of Hoxton alight with a commanding live performance that is NOT to be missed!
Her name is LOVITA and she likes to sing. Hailing from Texas by way of New York City, the captivating singer/songwriter now draws crowds and audiences in London where she is currently based. Possessing a killer vocal powerful enough to be the next BIG thing in 2012, Lovita has recently been featured on tastemaker blog Yin & Yang as an early sign of things to come for the burgeoning artist. Catch her in only her second gig of 2012 at One Mic UK on Sunday, March 18 at the ever buzzing Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch.
We also have a special live performance from London-based singer, songwriter and actress AYO-DELE Edwards! Drawing her influences from such music legends as Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade and Ebenezer Obey, Ayo-dele has recently graced the stage at famous London showcase ILUVLIVE showcase and now, she brings her delicious blend of R&B, Soul and African Folk music to the Queen of Hoxton and to the One Mic UK stage for what is poised to be a truly captivating and live performance.
Emerging Grime and Hip-Hop artist from North West London, RAZOR will also bless the stage at One Mic UK. Currently nominated in the Best Newcomer category at this year’s UK Official Mixtape Awards (OMA) for his critically acclaimed sophomore mixtape Reinventing, Razor has recently been garnering support from Choice FM, Channel AKA and Link UP TV amongst others and having performed alongside G FrsH, Dotstar, English Frank and several more, he now brings his compelling and captivating performance set to One Mic UK on March 18 and will be performing songs from his critical acclaimed Reinventing mixtape backed by a full LIVE band…
Introducing 24-year old R&B/Soul singer and songwriter with Reggae fusions, ELISE NELSON! She “writes songs, then she sings them“. The North West London native whose influences come from artists like Bob Marley, George Harrison, Amy Winehouse and Coldplay has been actively writing and recording music for ten years with her earliest works coming from her collaborations with celebrated producer Nutty P (Stinkabell, The Bakery Studio). Now working on her debut EP which is due for release in the Summer, Elise along with her guitarist and collaborator Frank Clarke will be storming the One Mic UK stage for a special Not to be missed LIVE performance.
Also introducing emerging Senegalese American Hip-Hop artist CHEIKH with a musical styling that can be described as smart and uplifting. Now residing in London, the 19-year old emcee – who draws his influences from the likes of Lauryn Hill, Chaka Khan, Tupac Shakur and Kanye West – released debut mixtape Pray Until Something Happens (P.U.S.H) last Summer to critical acclaim across both borders and will be performing songs from the stellar debut project as well as work from his forthcoming project.