Category Archives: Acoustic

#WrapUp2015: One To Watch In 2016 – SJ Soulist [@SJSoulist]

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SJ Soulist – born and raised in Manchester and now living in London – is a multi-talented singer/songwriter, rapper and beatboxer.

The genres of music that influence Soulist are Reggae, Lovers Rock, RnB, Hip-Hop, Neo Soul and UK Urban music. Artists that she is inspired by include India Arie, Lauryn Hill, Musiq Soulchild, Jhene Aiko, Drake, J Cole, Kendrick Lemar and many more.

Soulist aims to be the bridge between old school and new school, conscious and commercial creating a new UK Urban sound.

Motivated by her passion for music, SJ Soulist is driven by the love she has for her mum and the desire to create positive, commercially viable music that people can relate to. Her music incorporates many of her own personal experiences, her knowledge and messages that she hopes to share with her listeners.

Soulist has perfomed, supported and/or worked with the likes of Richard Rawson (former Fazer from N-Dubz), French Montana, Wretch 32, Lady Leshurr, Maverick Sabre, Laura Mvula, Paigey Cakey, Ghettz and Akala.

Since 2013 Soulist has been involved in many major productions including a performance alongside the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the 2013 BBC Urban Proms at The Royal Albert Hall. This lead to her being featured on BBC3’s ‘Fazer’s Urban Takeover’, as well as major radio stations such as Radio 1 Xtra, Radio 1 & 3. SJ Soulist has recently been working on a UK tour as well as a music project slated to be realised in 2016. Finally we’re a happy to announce Soulist is part of the killer lineup for our next event, in association with Wotever World at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Join us there from 7pm on January 5th 2016 if you’d like to see her perform live. You definitely won’t want to miss out.

Follow SJ Soulist online for updates –

Twitter – @SJSouilst
Instagram – @sjsoulist

#MusicVideo: NIA – “I CAN’T BREATHE” [@niamusictweets]

 

“Young Welsh artist Nia is a blues singer. She has a voice that could cut through solid steel, and leave the metal scars lace lined. A fierce, politically charged lyricist channeling Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday. Really starting to find her identity as a songwriter with her new material, the only broken heart she sings of these days is society’s. A hip hop soul in a blues body, she wields that resonator guitar like an axe against the world around her. A brave, gutsy young artist already raising herself above her contemporaries because of her remarkable voice – both physically and lyrically.”
[youtube https://youtu.be/vPPF0xJ4IOo]

Music/LivePerformance: Sherika Sherard – “Sending Kisses” [@SherikaSherard] #UK

How did i not Blog this yet, grr how annoying!!..anyways you know what im like as soon as i remember im on it..so im glad i finally get to share this Amazing Talent from over here in the UK, She goes by the name of Sherika Sherard. She is a 21 year old Blues/Folk singer/songwriter from South London and
Sherika has been performing in and around london since she was 15, Many places like Ronnie Scotts, Jazz cafe Camden, Bedford and many more. At the moment Sherika is currently working on a joint contract in Paris with Universal Motown Paris/ Think zik Label home to French Artists such as Ayo and Imany. lots to look forward to, i will try my best to find out more…stay tuned here and enjoy her liver performance with a song called “Sending Kisses” such a beautiful song..love it

[youtube http://youtu.be/Hb8xNad413E]

Music Video: Jes Stretton – “Don’t Look Back” [@Jes_Stretton] #Acoustic #UK

Not many things I blog straight away but this song fits so well for a chilled out Sunday so what better way to treat you to a Fresh amazing singer songwriter calledJes stretton from Manchester, UK. Jes has such a raw talent, great vocals and thought provoking lyrics. I am grateful for Jes putting #LGBTUnderground onto her music.
A must watch and be sure to give feed back and show your support.