Martin Yates, a soulful singer/songwriter from the U.K brings a renewed, fresh and honest element to music that hasn’t been heard in years. Yates, a songwriter unafraid to delve into the depths of the most personal moments in his life, is an artist in a category all by himself. With only 2 singles under his belt, Martin Yates has the ability to not only bring people in by his lyrics, but also the way his voice is undeniably telling a story along with it.

At just 23, Yates is an artist not only known for his songwriting technique, but a raw performer that knows no borders in giving his audience a night to remember. With a sold out show at Birmingham’s ‘The Sunflower Lounge’ in February 2019 and a show at prestigious venue ‘O2 Academy 3 Birmingham’, Martin has honed his craft both in the studio and also live.

With 2017’s much hyped about single ‘Fire In My Heart’, Yates saw himself receiving national radio play, as well as performing up and down the country including shows at various venues around London. The single has become his most known song with his audience.

Although no solo releases since then, in 2018 Yates featured on the much anticipated collaboration ‘Selfish’ with U.S based hip-hop artist Gary Michael Houston, Nephew of legendary megastar Whitney Houston.

During the latter part of 2018, Martin began the writing and studio sessions for his debut EP release. Working with writers such as Charlie Hole on ‘Lay It On Me’, which has since become a highlight of his live show. Heavily featuring organic production and instrumentation, Martin Yates has created a genre all for himself, to be introduced with a brand new single this coming June, followed by the long-awaited debut EP this summer.

Martin Yates Links: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify 

Watch the official music video for ‘Fire In My Heart’ below:

El Sam is a British Alternative, Indie pop Singer-songwriter and producer. At the age of 4, El Sam moved to Syria and lived with his family until the age of 15 when he moved back to the UK shortly after the Syrian war started. It was then when El Sam started writing music. At the age of sixteen, El Sam was then offered to support Jean Genie and has continued to perform at various venues and on Radio shows. El Sam released his first Ten track album, Elixir, in 2016 which he wrote, self-produced and mastered. In July 2017, he released his second studio Album titled ‘Elite’ which he again wrote and self-produced at his home studio followed by a successful sold out album launch party in his home town Birmingham.

2018 saw El Sam release several singles that have been supported by multiple radio stations including BBC introducing. 2019 has seen El Sam named in the top 25 artist for BBC Introducing artist to watch out for in 2019, calling the list the sound of 2019, he has also been nominated in two categories for the Birmingham Music Awards “Best Solo Male” and ”Best Pop Act”.

El Sam Links: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify

Watch the official music video for ‘Million Pieces’ below:

”Zoey Lily is far from your regular, predictable popstar wannabe, she’s a songwriter, a multi-instrumentalist, a poet and a pre-producer.”HumanHuman

Zoey Lily (Zoe Lily Lewis) may be a relative newcomer to the world of left-field pop, but for this 20-year-old talent, musicianship is no passing fancy. The Hackney-based artist first delved into creative expression at age 13 when she began playing piano and her first wide-eyed forays into songwriting. Later, at age 17, Zoey found herself drawn to her father’s acoustic Martin guitar, the instrument which she still writes most of her songs with today.

Raised between the hectic metropolis of London and the rural serenity of southern French village, Les Mayons, Zoey can denote her creative instinct to a multicultural and multilingual upbringing. It’s one that also included international tours with her live music agent father (Joss Stone, Van Morrison) and the artistic influence of her mother, a former Parisian fashion designer.

Zoey Lily Links: Website | Facebook | Spotify

Watch the official music video for ‘I Wish I Had a Heart’ below:

Birmingham made Stella is a singer/songwriter with a vibrant and quirky style. After a deserved win of the Best Pop Act at the Birmingham Music Awards 2018, Stella has gone on to release music across multiple streaming platforms and holds pride over the debut music video for her single, ‘Paint Me A Picture’.

Taking inspiration from the likes of Lily Allen, Chance The Rapper and Just Jack, Stella brings a new sound into the contemporary pop scene. She cleverly entices a listener with her story telling, realism and skill to empathise with her audience.

Originally known as ‘Eve Pitt’, her increasing success led her to rebrand with the artist name Stella. Having done many gigs across Birmingham at popular venues like The Sunflower Lounge and The Actress and Bishop, Stella continues to grow in the ‘Brum scene’ and hopes to go onto tour across the country.

Stella Links: Facebook | Instagram 

Watch the official music video for ‘Paint Me A Picture’ below: