Tuesday 26 November 2013

MusicConnex / iluvlive / Music Week join forces for the ultimate showcase.

MusicConnex, ILUVLIVE and Music Week presents: RADAR

7pm Thursday 28th November 2013 at Under the Bridge

Confirmed Line-up: Nick Brewer / Izzy Bizu / Aiden / The Boxettes / Lianne Kaye

Organisers MusicConnex, ILUVLIVE and Music Week are proud to present the highly anticipated, RADAR - a showcase spotlighting the best unsigned and just-signed talent to the UK music industry. Acts will be from all musical genres and the event is designed to support artists who have already done an impressive amount of ground work. RADAR hopes to be the industry definitive showcase for artists who the organisers believe will breakthrough in the next 12 months.

RADAR will take place four times a year and the first will be held on Thursday, November 28th at the multi -million pound venue Under The Bridge in Chelsea and hosted by Music Week Editor, Tim Ingham with performances by hotly-tipped acts; Nick Brewer, Izzy Bizu, Aiden, The Boxettes and Lianna Kaye.

Jon Mansfield, CEO of MusicConnex explains the importance of events such as RADAR: “There is so much amazing talent in the UK right now; it is an exciting time in the music industry. Whilst there are many excellent live opportunities for emerging talent, especially those starting out, there is yet to be a definitive music industry backed showcase that seeks to hand pick those we believe are doing something truly outstanding that is beginning to gain traction.
We are honoured to be partnering up with Music Week and ILUVLIVE to create RADAR which will help make RADAR as inclusive as possible. We wanted the best facilities and Under The Bridge was our first choice and are thrilled they share our vision for supporting emerging talent and have their full support. We are also grateful for the support of PRS for Music as sponsor for these showcases.”

Known for supporting pioneering musical activity for almost a hundred years, PRS for Music has supported over 4,500 new music initiatives that promote the value of songwriting and importance of music rights.
Andy Ellis, Education and Outreach Manager, PRS for Music: “Supporting talent at a grassroots level is fundamental to ensuring a sustainable music industry is enjoyed by all. We are delighted to be involved with RADAR which gives those just starting out a fantastic opportunity to showcase their music to THE industry experts that can help them in developing a career. ”

Rachael Bee - MD ILUVLIVE, added: “We are really excited to be collaborating with Music Week and MusicConnex on Radar. Over nearly ten years of running ILUVLIVE, we have often come across acts that we would have liked to support but didn't really fit in with our remit. It's going to be great to offer a broader range of talent support and to have the credibility of Music Week behind the event.”

Are you on the RADAR? For more information about MusicConnex, RADAR and to purchase tickets, visit: www.musicconnex.co.uk
* Watch the promo video: 
* For more information about ILUVLIVE visit: http://iluvlive.co.uk/


 * Members of the press and photographers are invited to attend. Please email info@purplereignpr.co.uk with your name, publication you represent and a contact number.
MusicConnex provides a platform to network, develop skills, showcase and inspire. Its aim is to support and encourage artists and creative business minds to best position, manage and monetise their music career.
 * About
PRS for Music
PRS for Music
represents the rights of 100,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK.  As a membership organisation it ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced; championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the UK music industry. The UK has a proud tradition of creating wonderful music that is enjoyed the world over and PRS for Music has been supporting the creators of that music since 1914.   PRS for Music provides business and community groups with easy access to over 10m songs through its music licences.  In an industry worth £3.8bn PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and music creators. Collecting £630.8m in 2011 PRS for Music is one of the world’s most efficient combined rights organisations. With 150 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music’s network represents over 2 million music creators.  
Music Week has combined with ILUVLIVE and MusicConnex to launch a night showcasing the best unsigned and just-signed talent to the UK music industry. The aim is to make the night the go-to industry showcase, with Music Week not only publicising the event, but also providing extra exposure for artists.

* The Acts
Izzy Bizu is a 19 year old singer-songwriter from South West London. Born to an Ethiopian mother and English father she grew up listening to Ella FitzgeraldBettye SwannBetty Wright and James Brown and draws on these alongside new influences, such as Amy Winehouse and Adele to create a fusion of SoulFunk,Jazz and Pop that sounds classic and brand spanking new all at once.

Nick Brewer is one of the brightest and talented lyricist’s of 2013 who is bringing a breath of fresh urban air to the London rap scene. At only 22 he has learnt to accept his somewhat eclectic inspirations: Incubus, James Blake, George Benson, John Legend, Eminem, Kanye West, Nas, Calvin Harris, Slum Village, SBTRKT and Kendrick Lamar to name a few. The combination of his experiences, observations and inspirations is what gives him a musical edge and lyrical ability to give you an experience that you seldom find in rap songs these days.

Aiden, (formerly Aiden Grimshaw)
Aiden has released his incredible debut album ‘Misty Eye’ through RCA records – preceded by the single ‘Curtain Call’. Misty Eye is a breath taking album, the result of two years of writing and recording following Aiden’s appearance on The X Factor in 2010. @aiden

The Boxettes are five young women with more passion and inspiration than seems safe.
 An all-female vocal group featuring the world BeatBox champion Bellatrix and four of London’s finest new voices. Crushing the girl-band stereotype, these extraordinary young women create a sound and energy so empowering that their every audience is left mesmerized and inspired
. @theboxettes

Lianne Kaye. 18 year-old Lianne Kaye is a refreshing pop-rock singer hailing from Essex, who has pulled on musical influences from Michelle Branch to The Veronica’s to develop the rockier styling’s that embody her first EP titled “Vacancy”. @Liannekaye

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