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Mahalia to play The Glee Club Birmingham

April 5, 2016 in News

Fresh from releasing her new EP Never Change, Midlands teen Mahalia is one of 2016’s most exciting new propositions. A storyteller at heart, her unassuming songwriting manages to express an instinctively innocent gift for melody with a mature complexity in composition and a natural affinity for imaginative narratives.

There is nothing forced about Mahalia’s music and it is testament to her innate talent that she has been championed by Ed Sheeran and Rudimental, while enlisting esteemed producers including Supa Dups (Rihanna, Bruno Mars), 1985 (Drake, Nicki Minaj) and Steve Fitzmaurice (Sam Smith) for her forthcoming EP and debut album.

Her breakthrough song was the utterly arresting ‘Let The World See Your Light’, and its success led to Ed Sheeran inviting Mahalia to join him on several dates to perform a duet of ‘Goldrush’. With his own star in the ascendant, record labels were keen to find out more about the 14 year-old guitar playing songwriter able to hold her own alongside Sheeran. Mahalia ended up signing with Asylum, the same label as Ed.

With a debut album set for 2016, Mahalia closed last year with the EP Never Change, four tracks of sublime songwriting.The EP is stripped back and subtle, refusing to be stifled by genre, while retaining a cohesiveness that is inventive, youthful and utterly mesmerising.

Mahalia Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter 

MAHALIA PLAYS THE GLEE CLUB BIRMINGHAM ON THURSDAY 5TH MAY 2016. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE

Watch the video for ‘Never Change’ below:

Mahalia live at The Rainbow this Friday

April 23, 2015 in News

Mahalia and Birmingham Promoters team up to bring you the second in a very special series of events we’re calling ‘Mahalia Presents’ in which the Leicester songstress invites her dearest and favourite artists to the stage for a most excellent night of music!

Two years spent supporting the likes of Ed SheeranEmeli SandeNick MulveyLaura MvulaKate Tempest and Tom Odell and playing at festivals across the country including LatitudeWilderness, and Camp Bestival has seen the young artist Mahalia develop into an exciting, soulful and vibrant performer with a deeply affecting vocal and lyrical style.

With a successful year long Leicester residency, Mahalia Presents, under her belt which featured an eclectic list of guests including Fiona BevanSaint RaymondJP CooperAlessi’s ArkJoel Baker and loads more, Mahalia has made the move to Birmingham’s The Rainbow. 

Support for this show comes from Bear (Wolverhampton vocalist Faye Smith, accompanied by French multi-instrumentalist Gordon Begar), plus Lichfield singer-songwriter Dean James.

Mahalia Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

MAHALIA PLAYS THE RAINBOW ON FRIDAY 24TH APRIL 2015, WITH SUPPORT FROM BEAR & DEAN JAMES. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE.

Watch Mahalia and Ed Sheeran performing ‘Goldrush’ below:

This Week: Gig Roundup 15th – 21st December

December 15, 2014 in News

Christmas is a time for giving and we’ve certainly not failed in lining up some fantastic musical treats for you this week! We’ve got a sold out farewell gig from Suffolk rockers Canterbury, a headline show from local noisemakers Hyena and a musical showcase from the superbly talented Mahalia! Check out the listings below for all the info:

WEDNESDAY 17th DECEMBER 

Canterbury + The Young @ The Flapper *SOLD OUT*

After 7 successful years, Suffolk rock quartet Canterbury have decided to call it a day, embarking on a farewell UK tour which calls at The Flapper this Wednesday. Fantastic album reviews from the likes of Kerrang (KKKK) and Rocksound (9/10)  helped build the band’s popularity through 2012/13, plus their own sold out UK tours and support slots with You Me At SixThe Blackout and Deaf Havana. This very special night will be a celebration of the band’s achievements to date and should not be missed! Support comes from local four-piece The Young. 

Watch the video for ‘Think It Over’ below:


FRIDAY 19th DECEMBER 

Hyena + The Mighty Young + Electric @ The Sunflower Lounge

Telford based Hyena, formerly known as Weatherbird, released their impressive debut single ‘Mental Home’ under their new guise in November. The single, issued by Red Venom was produced by Royal Blood producer Tom Dalgety who focused on the band’s Nirvana-esque surging dynamic and hoarse power to mesmeric effect. The band, who have recently toured with Aussie thrashpop group DZ Deathrays, have been compared to the likes of Darlia and Drenge and are sure to follow in their footsteps. Support comes from garage rock duo The Mighty Young  and local racketmakers Electric. More info available here.

Listen to ‘Mental Home’ below:

3 Daft Monkeys @ The Oobleck

Following their rip-roaring set at the Hare & Hounds last year, the Cornish gypsy-folk band return to Birmingham to play The Oobleck. 2013 saw the release of their sixth studio album Of Stones and Bones, their most story-led and theatrical to date, sheer joy of life mixed with their infectious dancing rhythms will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘World on its Head’ below:


SUNDAY 21st DECEMBER 

Mahalia + Joel Baker + Interior Castle @ The Sunflower Lounge

Mahalia and Birmingham Promoters team up to bring you the first in a very special series of events we’re calling ‘Mahalia Presents’ in which the Leicester songstress invites her dearest and favourite artists to the stage for a most excellent night of music! After two years spent supporting the likes of Ed SheeranEmeli SandeNick MulveyLaura Mvula and Kate Tempest,  Mahalia has grown into an exciting, soulful and vibrant performer. For this night, she brings with her Nottingham born songsmith Joel Baker and Australian/English female duo Interior Castle. Tickets available here.

Watch Mahalia and Ed Sheeran performing ‘Goldrush’ below:

Mahalia Presents… at The Sunflower Lounge

December 11, 2014 in News

Mahalia and Birmingham Promoters team up to bring you the first in a very special series of events we’re calling ‘Mahalia Presents’ in which the Leicester songstress invites her dearest and favourite artists to the stage for a most excellent night of music!

Two years spent supporting the likes of Ed SheeranEmeli SandeNick Mulvey, Laura Mvula, Kate Tempest and Tom Odell and playing at festivals across the country including Latitude, Wilderness, Camp Bestival has seen the young artist Mahalia develop into an exciting, soulful and vibrant performer with a deeply affecting vocal and lyrical style.

Having survived GCSE’s, Mahalia is focusing on recording tracks for her new album working with producers from the UK and abroad with releases planned throughout 2015 to follow on from her acclaimed acoustic EP Headspace released in 2013

With a successful year long Leicester residency, Mahalia Presents, under her belt which featured an eclectic list of guests including Fiona BevanSaint RaymondJP CooperAlessi’s ArkJoel Baker and loads more, Mahalia has made the move to Birmingham and will open her own account in the town at the The Sunflower Lounge.

Mahalia Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

MAHALIA PLAYS THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE ON SUNDAY 21st DECEMBER 2014, WITH SUPPORT FROM JOEL BAKER & INTERIOR CASTLE. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE

Watch Mahalia and Ed Sheeran performing ‘Goldrush’ below: