Universal Music is the UK’s leading music company and home to artists from Take That and Florence + The Machine to Mumford & Sons and The Rolling Stones.
Ever since the label was founded 40 years ago by Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Records has been at the heart of every seminal moment in music. In March 2013, Virgin joined forces with another illustrious name in music – EMI – to become Virgin EMI Records, starting a new chapter in the history of both iconic labels. Virgin EMI is home to artists from across the music spectrum.
Tech Music School (TMS) in London is an established market leader in popular music education, delivering professional, real world training for performers, producers, songwriters and business entrepreneurs.
Thames is Britain’s leading producer of quality entertainment TV, and is home to the UK’s biggest and best entertainment programmes.
Ten Years After are an English blues-rock band, most popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Between 1968 and 1973, Ten Years After scored eight Top 40 albums on the UK Albums Chart. In addition they had twelve albums enter the US Billboard 200, and are best known for tracks such as “I’m Going Home”, “Hear Me Calling”, “I’d Love to Change the World” and “Love Like a Man”.
Genre: Dance, Soul, R’n’B, Jazz
Karen Harding is a British singer. Harding’s influences include R&B, pop and soul artists such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, and Lisa Stansfield, as well as dance acts Craig David andMadison Avenue. She will release her debut single, “Say Something”, in 2015.
Gerne: Indie – Rock
One Night Only are a British Indie-Rock band form Helmsley, North Yorkshire. The name, One Night Only, came about when they were asked to play a gig. They did not have a name at the time and so came up with One Night Only, intending the title to, literally, last for only one night, but the name stuck. On the 16th September, 2014, One Night Only released the first single “Get Around To It” from their forthcoming album predicted to arrive later in the year.
Genre: Punk – Rock
A Body of People is a band. Actually, maybe the band simply represents a body of People in which case, who are the people? Is it you? Is it everyone or is it a select body of people? Does it include the band?
We are The Fleas. Come in, sit down, and help yourself to a biscuit. We’re a 6-piece from West London – four boys and two girls. We come out of the C86 indie tradition, but with crisper lines and hopefully better tunes.
Tokyo Rock Machine are roaring out of West London slaying audiences with back to basics hard riffing guitars, powerhouse drumming and soaring vocal hooks.
Over the last ten years, The Snakes have become known as the bad boys of Alt-Country, with their guitar fuelled rock & roll, Uncut Magazine describing them as “Muswell Hill’s own Whiskeytown” following their appearance on Clubhouse Records’ compilation CD, Divided By A Common Language – A Collection Of UK Americana.
Genre: Alternative Rock.
Rat Face Lewey – The Alternative Rock band from London. The bands musical style predominately finds its roots in Rock, Grunge, Punk and Metal. “Music is our life blood” is the statement on their Twitter account, and in regards to their live set this proclamation is certainly justified. Currently, Rat Face Lewey are actively gigging across London’s vibrant & famous live music venues, they have also played a number of festivals.
Genre: Blues – Pop
Rocheii is the new up and coming band that musically consists of blues, pop and an alternative sound. The music offers a range of dynamics whilst delivering strong melodies, grooving bass lines, hard hitting beats and a strong back bone within the rhythm of the band.
Genre: Trip Hop – Soft Rock.
Marco Mestichella is an emerging artist originally from Italy. His style includes elements of trip hop, soft rock, adult contemporary and dream pop. Soft and reverberated guitar riffs, thick bass lines, surreal electronic sounds, groovy trumpets, and radio friendly hooks mixed with theatrical interludes and ambient noises.
Beautiful, misty, dreamlike layers of electronic pop dapple over you like the sun glistening on a still, silent lake. Aquilo are creating a soundscape full of space and soul that would complement the sunrise perfectly.
Genre: Electronic – Ambient – Acoustic
The 17-year-old electronic artist and producer has been internationally recognised since the release of her self-produced tracks Station and Valentine.
Genre: Singer – Songwriter
Millie is as off the wall off the stage as she is on it. A bubbly and bright singer songwriter from South London she writes punchy, punky, bouncy rock pop songs that get you on your feet and moving. Scratch the surface though and lyrically her tough upbringing and life experiences can be felt too.
Genre: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
London based 5 piece Heavy Metal band, formed in 2010 by 2 guitarists, Trix and Mariusz. Originally all polish members but now fronted by British vocalist Alex Willox who took over November 2011. After 2 months of playing together Bad Solution made their live debut In Hammersmith, London for Poland’s most recognized charity (Great Orchestra Of Christmas Charity).
Genre: Blues – Rockabilly
The band’s sound draws on blues, rockabilly and surf rock, and its original songs could be described as Americana tinged rock. The music veers from epic soundscapes to rootsy blues, whilst always maintaining The Navajo’s unique sound.
Rap metal band from London.
Genre: Rock – Metal
Other Eyes Wise are a four piece London based heavy rock band formed in late 2010, featuring heavily detuned riffs with more groove than is often heard in this style of music.
Genre: Indie – Alternative.
Dynamic, exiting, topical, international, universal, drench and exposed indie band from London.
Genre: Funk – Soul.
Angéline creates an eclectic mix of Blues, Funk and Soul and stands out for the power of her live performances and vocals skills. Originally from France, Angéline is a singer-songwriter who has been living in London for a few years where she studied music.
Genre: Alt-Country – Folk
Folk, rock, downtempo, murder ballads.
Genre: Rock – Pop.
An experienced and fun, London-based wedding and party band; The Favourites are ready to get your event jumping! The band take their finely honed and energetic act to weddings, parties and corporate events all over the UK and beyond, so no one has to miss out!
Genre: Alternative Pop rock
Albert Man has built a powerful portfolio of songs and cast of devoted fans. A regular performer and headliner at the Troubadour, London’s legendary live music club, this Man about town is not to be missed.
Genre: Rhythm and blues.
Power blues combo The Killer B’s hail from London. A muscular, turbo-charged blues outfit formed by two bass men, Chris Thompson and Ricky McGuire, both musicians with impeccable credentials. Thompson was the anchorman in the hard driving psycho blues outfit The Screaming Blue Messiahs whilst McGuire is best known as being the bassist in The Men They Couldn’t Hang.
We make music your ears love to fuck to. We like melody. We like guitars. We combine the two with boom. We want to play for you. We want to make you move.
Early Glide is an English rock band from London. Formed by singer-
The two brothers used to play and live in France with the drummer Hugo Wyon in a formation called Breadlies.
The four Findlay sisters, who’d go on to become the earthen psych-rock opal that is Stonefield, had been granted their wish of a drum kit by their parents, whose Zappa, Hendrix and Zeppelin records had long been the shared soundtrack of the household.
Genre: Basement Music.
Another in a long line of noisey two pieces. Made up of two brothers. Based in West London.
Genre: Acoustic, Folk Rock.
Two Ways Home, formally known as My Little Austrian Friend, have expanded from a duo into a five piece opening up a whole new world of musical possibilities. Best known for their acoustic sound wrapped up in beautiful harmonies they have now melded into a folk rock band with a country twist still maintaining their unique blend.
The Common are a electro indie band from Stroud, Gloucestershire and London. Taking inspiration from acts that mix electronic music with live instrumentation such as Friendly Fires, The XX and SBTRKT, The Common are a new sound in a fresh and exciting electro/indie scene. Their debut E.P. was released through Glasstone Records on the 21st of October 2013.
Genre: Funk – Jazz.
Bringing you the rawest retro funk in instrumental form, from JBs, Headhunters and Rare Groove to Afrobeat mania.
Genre: Acid Jazz – Funk.
The Filthy Six are the most exciting, authentic Soul Jazz outfit in the UK today and have established themselves as one of the most electric live acts around. Their soaring horns, blistering guitar and gut-wrenching Hammond are fuelled by one of the hardest grooving rhythm sections East of the Atlantic producing a hip-shakingly powerful mixture of jazz, funk and boogaloo totally in keeping with the finest traditions of the Blue Note sound.
Genre: Metal – Hip Hop – Electronic
The Spindle Sect’s crossover sound has positioned them as one of the most provocative bands to emerge this decade, combining elements of metal, hip hop and electronic, with a Sci-Fi lyrical concept.
Genre: Indie – Soul – Funk
Ivory Heroes is an up & coming band known for its high energy live lounge sets often referred to as “Bonkers!..” & “Out of this world!..”. Constantly blending music styles & mixing everything from funk – Rock while throwing in a little jazz. Creating their unique sound driven by the heartbeat of the drums & fusing together a new genre of music.
Genre: Indie – Polk
A Londoner from an Irish background, Any O’Neill is a singer and multi-instrumentalist, writing Aggressive Indie-Polk. On stage he’s accompanied by full band though on the recordings all the instruments are played by himself.
Genre: Funk – Blues – Jazz
Based in London, Plush plays gigs at pubs, clubs and weddings across the city and further afield. Whether it’s funk, rock, blues or jazz, Plush delivers. From Prince to James Brown, the Rolling Stones to Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz to the Foo Fighters, this versatile band has something for everyone.
Dani Molino is a Blues roots/Folk/Americana singer-songwriter based in London. He was born in Madrid, Spain but moved to London in 2009 in order to pursue his music career. The core band consists of Dani Molino on guitar and lead vocals), Damien Thill on Drums and Percussion, Che Long on Electric Guitar, Banjo and Mandolin, Alex Lofoco on Bass and Paolo Bucciarelli on Piano and Organs.
Genre: Pop Rock Folk Psychedelic Rock’n’Roll
Instant Flight is 4piece band formed in London in 1999. They released their first EP in 2001.
Apex Zero and OMeza Omniscient, journey through life, discovering their purpose as they go, battling their captors and connecting with the like minded along the way. With every step they take, their severed roots reconnect with their stolen histories, and in equal proportion, their branches stretch out into the future to connect with comrades not yet known or perhaps still unborn.
Frank Freeman is a London based musician, DJ, music producer. His productions vary from chilled, ambient soundscapes to weird bluesy improvisations, from dark electronic tracks to chilled hip hop beats. Unhindered by genre, he allows the music to evolve and take its own shape.
Genre: Alternative Rock
Juniper Blooms are an alternative rock band based in London.
Great rock band from London.
Genre: Rock Pop Indie
Plain Jane is an up and coming four piece all female Indie/Rock band based in west London.
London based trio BEASTS have been honing their craft for the last couple of years in rehearsal spaces, building on a foundation made from admira- tion for the likes of The Pixies, Nirvana, My Bloody Valentine and Queens
of the Stone Age.
The influences and inspriation taken from the aforementioned acts sowed the seeds for what has become their debut, self-titled EP.
Genre: Singer – Songwriter.
Nick Saxton is an English Singer/Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has gained recognition for his brand of euphoric heartland rock, poetic lyrics and his passionate and commanding live performances. Born in North-West London, Nick began playing the piano and writing music at a young age. Early musical influences include Bob Marley and memorable summers listening to Van Morrison on trips to the coast.
Genre: Blues – rock
New blues-rock band from London.
Writing, arranging and producing himself, until now, Ofei has elected to set out his stall with the music alone, his public reticence – to date he has never done an interview – helping create a certain mysterious ethos around him.
London/Surrey based pop and rock covers band
Genre: Rock – Metal
enkElination (enkeli – meaning Angel in finnish) was formed in November 2011 by classically trained former opera singer Elina Siirala. She moved to London in 2008 and fell in love with the power and performance of rock and metal. Years of trying to fit her voice into the pop mould, she finally started writing music she loved and worked with her vocals. Since then she’s been joined by some great musicians and been swept away by the metal scene.
Jamie Crawford is budding musician breaking onto the music scene and trying to get listened to by millions. Writing and singing his own music and playing as many gigs as he can whilst building a fan base.
Describing his music as a mix of Pop, folk and blues, this former Reading Uni student is one to keep an eye on.
Genre: Hard Rock / Heavy Metal.
King Cobra is a Hard hitting hard rock/traditional heavy metal band here to destroy the concept that rock is dead, one gig at a time.
Genre: Lo-fi bluesy grunge rock, with a slow-burning psychedelic feel.
Genre: Urban Pop
Duplex is an Urban/Pop duo made up of rapper, CeeOhhEll, and singer, Junior Skye, who both produce and write all of their own music. Born and raised in the West Midlands, Duplex consists of two members, 23 year-old rapper CeeOhhEll and 24 year-old vocalist Junior Skye.
Genre: Theatre – Punk
Maker of theatre, designer of games, sporadic reviewer/perpetual gig goer, occasional academic, producer, triathlete, activist, etc.
This Elation is a South London based band formed of Adrien Schockert, Elliot Noble, Chris McCarthy, Andrea Giannelli and Max Showler.
Singer/Songwriter based in the UK. Hooky pop/rock with soulful tones.
Freshly formed in London in 2014, RobotBoy are a rock trio, blending sounds from fist pumping rock anthems to slow burning passionate pieces. The band are currently recording their debut EP and gearing up for a host of live shows.
Genre: Folk – Acoustic.
Reading’s first or second most popular folk export depending on who you count and who you talk to, Ben Marwood has spent more than a decade treading the boards of toilet venues, back rooms, front rooms, arts centres, libraries, pubs, bars, underneath cinemas, clubs, bathtubs and one Olympic stadium.
Genre: Rock – Metal
Pyrokin has been founded in January 2012. The band received a very good consensus from fans and it is scoring the 5th position in reverbnation for metal in London area and 16th position nationwide.
Pyrokin music influence comes from band like: Tool, Deftones, Opeth, Katatonia, Alice in Chains just to mention few.
British-based, adult-oriented Americana Rock, influenced by Petty, Isaak, Earle et al, but with a generally harder edge and although country-infused, definitely on the rocky, rather than the folky/country side of Americana.
Sonitus is an Alternative Band, With a mix of Rock, Folk, Tribal Rhythms and a Heavy emphasis on Powerful Lyrics. Dark/moody/soulful yet somehow with surprisingly optimistic undertones and sound.
Ella On The Run is retro sounds, reggae vibes and electro-pop beats with infectious hooks, all brought to life by Ella’s versatile and warm voice.
Rock and Roll, Indie Rock, Blues band.
Genre: Electric Rock.
Tenth Electric are a five piece electric rock group based in London, formed in March 2012.
Since then the band have played numerous high profile shows around the country, including support slots for Gin Wigmore, and Lloyd Grossman, Glen Matlock and Ben Montague.
Genre: Indie – Alternaive
A band with the talent, integrity and vision to create heartbreakingly beautiful music entirely on their own terms.
Carli is a singer/songwriter and trained dancer from the south east of England, after studying performing arts at college she then went on to gain a degree in music and dance at university. If you like Pink, Amanda Perez, Paramore, Amy Winehouse or Motown then you may enjoy my music, too.
I write songs about friends, loneliness, love (and lack of it), parties, depression, getting way too drunk and hooking up with people you shouldn’t have, lame jobs, mental illness, staying up till 4 a.m feeling like nothing is going to be ok, getting way too high and embarrassing yourself, feeling like an outcast, passing out upstairs surrounded by your best friends, being with the people you love…