Project: Live Public & Music Industry Showcase

Project: Live  Public & Music Industry Showcase

Project: Live 
Public & Music Industry Showcase

Performances by Leicesterís hottest up-and-coming urban artists and musicians. 

The showcase is the culmination of a three month artist development programme, managed by 2Funky Arts, in collaboration with Musical Director Carol Leeming.


Ridik Emcee: 
Rapper and producer Originally from Portland,Oregon now based in Leicester. I make politically charged Hip Hop with Blues, Rock, and Country music. I strive to be candid, comedic, and controversial, and like to finish on an uplifting note no matter how savage the subject is.

Tian Mhende: 
Also known as TM is a young and fastly growing mc from Leicester who has been making quite the splash in Leicesters music scene due to his energetic performances and his technically pieced together lyricism.

Will Horspool got nicknamed Poetman by a passer by in his local park, so he printed a P on a T shirt and began transforming into Poetman whenever he held a microphone. In his solo show Righting Wrongs by Writing Songs, he fuses poetry, comedy, live looping and freestyle rap to entertain audiences with his unique brand of storytelling and social commentary.

The Illustrious Speech:
is Leicesterís very own best kept secret. The young talented musician takes his influences from spoken word poetry mixed with hip-hop and rap. Gearing up for releases closer to the end of the year, ILLSPEECH is ready to take his first steps towards showcasing his gift to the world. 

Harri Georgio
With the energy of a live dance act, topped off with lyrical verses & reggae infused melodies, UK singer-producer Harri Georgio sits in a lane all his own. Accompanied by his side-kick & main collaborator SunSun, in only a year the pair have gained support the support of BBC Introducing, GRM Daily, Sixty9 Magazine, Ultra Bass Records and HQ Familia, as well as played warm up slots for the legendary Stanton Warriors, Jenna G, Heartless and So Solid Crew. Working as a duo, the pair have already cemented a name for them selfs in their city, building the foundations for national success and beyond. Their latest collaboration, 'Rudeboy Sound', produced by Harri himself, is lead track from his fourth coming project 'No Lie'. This soon to be summertime anthem has been the highlight of the pairs recent live shows together, with crowds going wild for the track, and a re-load pretty much guaranteed.

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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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