16:30 - L.
L. is an artist who writes from a deeply emotive, autobiographical place. When she was younger, L. was told that feeling things so strongly was her weakness as she wears her heart on her sleeve, however audiences connect strongly to her emotional vulnerability. L. writes songs based on the piano with catchy lyrics and melodies that stay with you, long after the song is over. Vowing to spend this year writing even more songs and improving her craft, you'll see L. at a few specially chosen gigs and perhaps at an open mic or two previewing new material.
17:15 - KID KIN
Kid Kin is the solo project of Oxford multi-instrumentalist Peter Lloyd. In 2013 he released his debut album - a collection of home demos - which gained positive press and airplay on BBC 6Music and BBC Introducing, with the latter selecting him to make his live debut at an annual showcase. A string of shows followed, including support slots for Ulrich Schnauss, Public Service Broadcasting, El Ten Eleven, and Three Trapped Tigers, as Lloyd honed a one-man show of guitar, electronics and visuals.
Kid Kin's second release, Holy Youth EP, offered a snapshot of Lloyd's developing live sound - an atmospheric blend of precise electronica and vast guitar-driven soundscapes.
18:15 - TILLY VALENTINE
With an effortless vocal and a powerful way with words, Tilly Valentine has immersed herself in music and poetry. Born and raised in Oxfordshire, the British artist sings proudly in her home-grown accent. She moved to London aged 16 to attend the prestigious BRIT School, where she occupied the unfamiliar feeling of living independently by writing with producers over SoundCloud.
Valentine’s forthcoming debut single, ‘Coins’, is the perfect example of her soulful voice combined with hints of jazz and tongue-in-cheek lyrics. Better yet, it’s complimented by minimalistic trip hop production that has soothed the ears of many tastemakers. The support from BBC Introducing has not gone unnoticed; from being selected as track of the week to more recently performing at their O2 Academy Oxford show.
Exciting new music in the pipeline for Tilly Valentine has set the tone to make 2018 her best year yet.
19:15 - RAY WILLS
An exciting young talent fresh out of sixth form, Ray Wills is beginning to chase his ambitions of becoming a successful artist Following in the musical footsteps of his mother who was a Jazz singer and bassist, Wills has incorporated a number of different styles into his own writing, such as expressive Indie and alt soul
Inspired by the likes of Radiohead and jeff buckley he continues to work tirelessly and strives to one day impact the music industry on a global scale.
At 19 years of age, Ray Wills is an emerging artist that will knock his audience of their feet with the combination of his intricate guitar playing and delicate yet powerful vocals.
20:15 - THE LAST DINOSAUR
Jamie Cameron and Luke Hayden started The Last Dinosaur in 2006 after a bout of severe friendship. Shortly afterwards Rachel Lanskey (la.nskey) joined and late night experimenting on a multitrack recorder produced the recordings that would eventually become 2010's Hooray! For Happiness, an album that The Line of Best Fit called "One of the most refreshing, creative and inventive records of the year." Shortly before Hooray! For Happiness was released Jamie began work on follow up The Nothing, a collection of songs about mortality and coming to come to terms with the loss of close friend James MacDonald after a severe car accident that happened during his teenage years. After seven years in the works the album was finally released in the summer of 2017 by Naim Records to critical acclaim.
21:15 - DEERFUL
Deerful is Emma Winston, a producer, singer and keyboard player based in London. She writes lush, sad, romantic electropop about feelings on synthesisers small enough to use on the bus. Her debut album Peach is a collection of songs about the everyday things that provide comfort to you in difficult times and celebrating the small moments that make up a life.