iluvlive Leicester 26.9.16

iluvlive Leicester 26.9.16

ILUVLIVE is a live music event that launched in London in June 2004 and has now become the UKs premier homegrown live music night. Jesse J, Ed Sheeran, Professor Green, Maverick Sabre, Tinie Tempah, Plan B, Taio Cruz, Chipmunk, Tinchy Stryder, Katy B, Wretch 32 and NDubz are just a few of the acts that we supported, often years before they were signed.
Master of homegrown talent Ras Kwame (BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra) has been involved in the night since its inception and is still our regular Master of Ceremonies, ably supported by Twin B.

Each night features seven acts all playing with a live band plus the now legendry ILUVLIVE 60 second open mic. Anyone can sign up for the open mic but the 8-12 slots fill up fast and the competition is ferocious with the act most popular with the audience winning a coveted slot at our next show. Sign up on the night. First come first served.

This one featured Skeez | Lindsey Wells | Okiem | Uchenne Nwabude

25 year old Skeez is an artist from Leicester. He has been making music for asking as he can remember. He is in a grime collective called Shutdown Residents (SDR)

Lindsey Wells
34 years old humble singer/songwriter from Leicester, writing songs and singing since the age of 15.Musical inspirations include Michael Jackson, Bob Marley and Mary J Blige. Currently recording in the studio working towards an EP aimed at r&b/hip-hop audiences, Performed live at various venues across Leicestershire and had tracks featured on BBC introducing.

OKIEM is a pianist & composer who's music is described as "cinematic classical”. He creates his signature sound by combining piano, orchestral instruments and synthesizers. He has toured on keyboards for many of the biggest artists in the music industry from Leona Lewis, to Tinie Tempah. His contemporary take on the classical genre is expressed in the debut solo album XIRO which he recently launched and is now performing with his amazing string section at venues across the UK.

Uchenna Nwabude 
19 year old student Uchenna is a soul/R&B artist from Leicester. She has been singing and making music for 9 years. Uchenna has previously been on the X factor 2013 and is part of the Leicester uni voices gospel choir. Other talent shows she has participated in are Teenstar/open mic Uk and Leicester’s got talent. Uchenna also has her own YouTube channel where she sings covers and original tracks.

Cool as Leicester- Interview with Vijay Mistry
An insightful article on the challenges we had faced during lockdown and how we changed the way we deliver live music and workshops to our supporters.
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