Join us at our festival hub for a free evening of emerging artists showcasing their many interpretations of modern R&B and soul.
Rising star PRITT is undoubtedly carving her own path to success with the stunning combination of her sultry R&B vocals and Asian melodies pulsating though her music. Coming from a Tamil background and being classically trained in Carnatic music from the age of 8, the R&B artist uses her femininity to empower the presence of women in urban music and demonstrates her ability to gracefully blend two worlds into one.
Welsh neo soul artist NIA WYN has a talent for raw and powerful storytelling. Set within a kind of unorthodox, engrossing vocal, immediately marking her out against the backdrop of emerging young female artists coming out of the UK – and conjures a very exciting defiant charisma that’s both hard and warm. Having worked with Paul Weller and supported both Weller and Paloma Faith live, Nia has attracted support from the likes of DIY, Wonderland, CLASH, EARMILK, BBC R1, 6 Music, BBC Introducing and BBC Radio Wales.
Eädyth x Izzy
Aberfan based singer-songwriter EÄDYTH and bilingual rapper IZZY RABEY have been working together since February 2020 when they both worked on the theatre production of Elinor Cook’s ‘Microwave’. Having been influenced by the likes of artists such as Haitus Kaiyote, Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu, Eädyth and Izzy began work on their first collaborative project, a 5-track bilingual EP titled ‘Mas o Ma’ (‘Out of Here’). Written and recorded over the lockdowns of 2020, 'Mas o Ma' is an EP that skirts the lines between neo-soul and old school hip-hop, combining personal lyrics with funky, smooth off-beat production work.
MISSFAITHEE is a soulful singer/songwriter originally from Walthamstow, East London now residing in Cardiff. In 2016 she took part in the TV series The Voice UK as part of Paloma Faith’s team. Since then, Faith has released several EPs and singles, and has been described as the ‘Mary J Blige of Cardiff’.