YOUTH MUSIC X MARSHALL PRESENTS: BLOXX, VALERAS, BANG BANG ROMEO & NATALIE SHAY
One of Indie pop's brightest prospects, Bloxx have come a remarkable way since exploding onto the scene. Fronted by powerhouse lyricist Fee Booth, the trio craft affecting bangers with deep, relatable undertones, a seamless snapshot into love, loss, and teenage life in a satellite town. Regularly receiving radio love from the likes of Annie Mac and Jack Saunders in the UK and Triple J and Alt Nation internationally, and press support from all manner of influential titles, the excitement around the band is palpable, backed up by the culture amassing around their raucous live shows. With over 16 million Spotify streams so far, their forthcoming debut album (due this summer) looks set to propel Bloxx into huge territories - what a year it's gonna be.
Valeras mix of big beefy hooks, heartfelt lyrics and groove-based rhythms have made their live shows unmissable. The band have an impressive list of tours under their belts supporting The Wombats, Greta Van Fleet, The Amazons, Yonaka, Drenge and Demob Happy. 2019 kicked off with an extensive 18 date tour of UK and IRE, topped off with two back to back tours with the acclaimed Drenge and Yonaka. Championed by BBC Intro, Annie Mac and The Jack Saunders R1 Indie Show the band played the first ever Next Wave gig for Radio 1 at their Maida Vale studios early this year. A host of A level festivals appearances across Europe this summer culminates in an appearance at Reading and Leeds Festival.
Natalie Shay is a 21-year-old indie pop/rock artist hailing from North London. The multi award-winning musician has established an ever-growing presence, media acclaim and a loyal fanbase through her explosive live performances and viral-worthy anthems, recognising her as one of the UKs hottest emerging talents. Shay has sold out two headline shows in 2019, with her music continuing to pique the interest of notable publications such as Billboard, Clash and The Line of Best Fit. To date she has collectively amassed hundreds of thousands of streams, with her single ‘Yesterday’ being placed in Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in nine countries.
The ability to create a wonder-filled world of their own is one that has been possessed by some of music's most exciting and memorable artists, from David Bowie to Radiohead and many more in between. Doncaster's Bang Bang Romeo are adding their name to that list, melding drama, dark euphoria, stratospheric tunes and cinematic finesse to transport their fans to another planet. Fronted by vocal powerhouse Stars Walker and featuring Ross Cameron (guitars) and Richard Gartland (drums) Bang Bang Romeo are a young propelling force for a new wave of UK artists and a strong and open voice for the LGBTQ+ community. Stars is being hailed as having a ‘once in 20 years voice’ and the band’s larger-than-life performances are driving audiences wild up all over Europe.
Youth Music is a national charity investing in music-making projects that help children and young people aged 0-25 to develop personally and socially as well as musically. They work particularly with those who don't get to make music because of who they are, where they live, or what they're going through.
Presented by Youth Music x Marshall.
This is a 16+ event.