ETTA BOND+ PIERS JAMES + NAMIWA JAZZ

Etta Bond is known and loved for her soulful British vocal and straight-talking attitude.

Inspired by the likes of Jill Scott, Billie Holiday, and Etta James, her songwriting finesse, coupled with her powerful delivery is teeming with a vulnerability and honesty that will warm even the coldest heart. Championed by The Guardian as a ‘skinhead soul princess’, she has been named one of their Future 50 rising stars to watch, as well as being tipped by The Fader in their list of 10 UK R&B Artists ‘You Need To Know About’. Etta can already boast an impressive list of collaborations that include SiR, Wretch 32, Labrinth, Avelino, Tom Misch, Kojey Radical and more.

With further plaudits coming from Annie Mac, Julie Adenuga, Jamz Supernova, MistaJam, and DJ Target. 2019 will see Etta release a body of work like never before, entering new territories and exploring new concepts, with no boundaries.

Etta Bond Links: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

Watch the official music video for ‘Let Me Hit It’ below:


With natural charisma and finesse, there is something really refreshing and original about Piers James as an artist. Spreading his expressions of thought and feeling to the masses, while portraying issues and topics that are deemed uncommon to the stereotypical rapper. With very honest and somewhat cleverly blunt lyricism, it is always exciting to hear what’s in store for future content from the young rapper.

Piers James Links: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify

 

 

 

Watch the official music video for ” below:


Hailing from the West Midlands, NAMIWA JAZZ ‘s sound combines many aspects of black music – reggae, funk, RnB, African jazz, even gospel, British soul, and hip-hop infused vibes. She defines such an explosive and personal mix of genres as Afrotwang. However, there’s more to her than music eclecticism, since her songwriting is simply honest and soulful, straight to the point yet poetic, alternating joy to melancholy and fierceness.

Receiving plays from DJ Trevor Nelson and HW Stevens and backing from BBC WM, Namiwa Jazz is coining her unique Afrotwang sound. She has supported the likes of Jimmy Cliff, Public Enemy, Steel Pulse, Teedra Moses, Jacob Banks, Ameriee and Lee Fields in numerous festivals and venues all over UK and Europe.

Eclectic and emotional like the best Janelle Monae, and rising star in the new flourishing Soul/ R’n B Birmingham scene, Namiwa Jazz ended 2018 on a high with a packed show at the legendary Hare and Hounds. With the forthcoming release of her new EP ‘Afrotwang‘, two nominations as Best Female Act and Best Jazz/ R’nB artist at this year’ edition of Birmingham Music Awards and a serie of gigs and collaborations planned in Europe and North America this summer, Namiwa has the world at her feet moving into 2019.

“One of the most beautiful voices I’ve heard in a long time” – Independent Venue Week

Namiwa Jazz Links: Soundcloud| Facebook | Twitter

Watch her new music video for ‘Matter of Fact’ below: