LoveMusicHateRacism gig 13th April at The Bedford in London!

Hello! My gig at the Bedford Globe theatre on 13th April 2010 is to raise awareness for Love Music Hate Racism! We’re really excited about the line up and hope you can make it out! It will be an amazing show!! The line up is: Aziz Ibrahim, Park Bench Poet, Ellie Lawson and HKB FiNN. Address The Bedford Globe Theatre: 77 Balham Hill, Balham, south London SW13.

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Aziz Ibrahim

The Aziz show is an acoustic evolution of the Aziz album ‘ Lahore To Longsight’ and EP ‘Middle Road’ on Indus Records. Its quite simply a new form of music that Aziz calls ‘Asian Blues’. Get ready for Asian/blues guitars, voices and rhythms merged into songs and instrumentals written by Aziz with maybe a few co-writes with his Ex-band mate Ian Brown from ‘The Stone Roses’. Accompanied by Dalbir Singh Rattan one of UK’s finest Indian classical artists from Leeds it’s a complete psychedelic guitar/tabla fest’ that sounds like five guys not two !

Park Bench Poet

“Park Bench Poet are a new and exciting act who are proving more than capable of infusing witty anecdotes and social commentary with a melodic and sometimes reggae twist. Songs such as ‘New Direction’ and ‘After Midnight’ are only snippets of what this act are capable of! Park Bench Poet are sure to impress and given recent airplay on BBC Radio 1, it won’t be long before the big time is calling! Coming half Gomez, half Mike Skinner, this is the soundtrack to your summer and the story of your life.” Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.

Ellie Lawson

Folk-pop artist Ellie Lawson is touring 10 Quiksilver stores in the summer of 2010 in the UK as part of her sponsorship deal with Quiksilver Women. The singer who was previously signed with Atlantic records in the USA was championed by chat show host Ellen De Generes and has tracks produced by William Orbit. The independent singer-songwriter has her own label called ‘Create your Own reality’ and previously sold 25,000 records with the USA book retailer Barnes and Noble. Lawson’s performances include opening for the BBC presenter Jimmy Doherty’s festival ‘Harvest at Jimmys Farm’ last September in Suffolk where KT Tunstall and Jose Gonzalez headlined. She has also previously played at the Abbey Road studios as part of the Brit awards and performed on the Ellen DeGeneres show where Ellen predicted live on air that Ellie would become ‘the hugest, hugest star.’


HKB FiNN is a pioneering spoken word artist whose work centers around explorations of cultural re?connections and universal humanity. His music contains distinct elements of Blues/HipHop/Jazz which is blended into a unique contemporary sound. This highly original musician and poet began his path as the frontman for the 1990’s Hip Hop group: Katch 22. Since then, he has embarked upon an astounding solo career pushing the boundaries of Hip Hop as a poet / percussionist / jazzman and has collaborated with a number of musical luminaries such as: Nitin Sahwney, Roots Manuva, Nojazz, The Royal PhilharmonicOrchestra, Tunde Jegede, Soweto Kinch, The Royal Opera House, Orphy Robinson, ElectroDeluxe & Robert Mitchell’s Panacea.

Lost and Found Review

You might remember seeing her name wallpapering every Barnes & Noble in America in 2007, or perhaps you remember her appearance on the Ellen Degeneres Show during which Ellen made a declaration of her impending stardom (in case you haven’t noticed, Ellen’s opinion is highly regarded in the pop music scene).

Her appearance on Ellen was in promotion of her much acclaimed debut album ‘The Philosophy Tree’. Fast forward to 2010, and we have ‘Lost Songs’, an album that is absolutely certain to set a new standard in a genre that is suffering from an over abundance of manufactured teenie boppers.

‘Lost Songs’ is a 13-track album, and may be one of the best completely independent albums I’ve ever heard.  Why isn’t Sony or Warner Bros. onto this?  The discreet singer/songwriter turned awesome-pop-singer and Quiksilver model is certainly an artist you’ll hear a lot more from, sooner rather than later. This album is able to transcend the age limitations placed on the majority of its genre (along with a few other exceptions such as Sheryl Crow, Feist, and Tracy Chapman).

Take a look at the video for her magnificent first single ‘Apple’ and see for yourself.

LoveSound Rating – 8/10

Favorite Tracks – ‘Apple’ & ‘English Way’

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Other news, I have a photo shoot with Company magazine this coming Monday for their feature in the section’ Be Inspired’ about my involvement with the website Slice the Pie! Will let you know more about this very soon. It will be featured in the May issue (out April) Really excited about the shoot- will do a photo blog for next week of my day!

My new website will be ready by the end of this week so will let you know when we’ve launched. Its looking great and will have all my music to listen to very easily and lots of other fun stuff and new tracks.

I have been mailing out to BBC radio 2 and my hard work is beginning to pay off as Richard Allinson played my new single ‘Strong’ on BBC radio 2 last week and again this week and I have heard from other producers who have said they like the music! Watch this space!!

More news soon about touring in the UK this summer with Quiksilver Women!!

Company magazine shoot behind the scenes..

I had a photo shoot with Company magazine for the May issue earlier this week. The theme is Crowd sharing and me and 3 other creatives in the fashion and music world are featured. I had an interview about my career so far and my plight as an independent artist. The section is called “be inspired’

We are all raising funds for our creative projects with our fans. I’m with the site Slice the Pie and you can invest at:
It was a lot of fun dressing up and hanging out with the other girls and production team. Check out the magazine. Its out in April (the May issue)

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  2. Breath of life (Ellie Lawson with Feel) Ellie Lawson 2:44
  3. Under The Same Sky Ellie Lawson 2:36