Are you always looking for big music events in Ely?
Well there is something you won’t want to miss happening here in Ely on 17th February.
Thanks to Babylon ARTS and local producer Stan Hickish, the Springboard Live 2017 tour is coming to the Maltings, bringing young talented acts from around the UK!
At this event you get handpicked, up and coming Hip-hop, Electronic, R&B and Neo-soul all the way from Bristol (4th Project), Manchester (Abnormal Sleepz), Norwich (Maya Law & Allergy Kid) and London (Edges).
What’s more it’s FREE admission thanks to the generous support of Arts Council England, Rob George Foundation and Camden Roundhouse.
For more info, updates and audio links visit https://www.facebook.com/events/218718028584714/
Maya Law and Allergy Kid
Maya, whose work with up-and-coming electro-hop producer Gabriel Gifford, aka Allergy Kid, is a brilliant collaboration. After the success of their first track together, Safe & Sound the duo’s plans to release an EP swelled into a full album released last October. Law’s lyrics are raw and startlingly honest. At just 17 she already possesses a heaviness and almost world weariness in her vocal that conveys the emotion and tumultuousness of her life. Beneath it all are Allergy Kid’s softly compulsive beats and deft production. The pair have a very natural musical connection, his light electronics and rhythms wonderfully textured with her rich, warm voice. It’s no surprise they were selected for this tour.
4th Project are a Bristol based Electro pop band whose music integrates soulful, ethereal vocals with keyboard, electric guitar and live electronics. The band, formed of vocalist Kathleen Fitzpatrick Milton, pianist Jack Drewry and guitarist Rowan Evans, shape their sound around their variety of musical influences including Soul, Pop, Jazz, Funk, Electronic Dance music and 90s R’n’B.
Serving up reckless electronics with tempered R&B, Edges are one of the resident artists at Camden’s Roundhouse, headlining in London at the beginning of this tour. Edges are a band that uplift people like them with innovative music and banging beats that people can see themselves in side of. Combining global heritage, social vigilance and queer culture with a new perspective on what it means to be British today.
Abnormal Sleepz’ is an Artist & Producer/DJ hailing from the city of Manchester. From very early, Sleepz had an obsession with a wide range of music genres. At the age of 16, the years of spitting bars on the playground, and recording practice sets at home, eventually escalated into a tutor/engineer trainee job at a local studio. Moving forward he became dependent as a DJ, playing in and out of Manchester. His popularity grew and 2013 saw him become a resident DJ in Ibiza during the summer parties. Fast forwarding to the present gig, Sleepz presents us with ‘The Meditape Two’.
MUSIC - get rehearsing your moves
Springboard Live links outstanding new bands and artists with an opportunity to join a national tour playing at gigs promoted by innovative events producers.
Selected acts will play shows in London, Manchester, Bristol and Cambridgeshire in February 2017. The shows are ran by local regional producers (aged 18-25) and production teams (aged 16-25), creating some of the most exciting live music experiences for audiences. All supported by some of the leading music organisations in the country.
14 February 2017 at Colston Hall, Bristol
15 February 2017 at Roundhouse, London
16 February 2017 at Band On The Wall, Manchester
17 February 2017 at The Maltings, Ely, Cambridgeshire