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BBC Music Introducing LIVE – FRIDAY

FRIDAY

Joe Bygraves

12:40PM

Joe is a 23-year-old pop singer-songwriter from Bedfordshire. Having made his name at University on the Leicester acoustic and open mic scene, Joe returned to his home town of Bedford to record his first EP Chapter One’, which opened the door to larger events such as the longstanding Bedford Park Proms, where he played to over 7,000 people. In April 2019, Joe returned with a hard-hitting new single Bring Me Down. As a result, he was selected as the opening act for Ronan Keating at Kimbolton Castle. This is just the start for Joe.

 

James Beau Barclay

3pm

James creates catchy indie soul songs from his bedroom – writing about love and loss his music combines powerfully emotive singing with hints of hip hop and soul, always accompanied by generous helpings of impressive guitar playing. Playing guitar from a young age he only developed a real passion for music when he started songwriting, finding the process incredibly cathartic. Creating music has helped him digest and come to terms with life’s traumas. The power music has for improving mental wellbeing is something James is keen to explore and share with others. 

 

Joy Anonymous 

4pm

Musical chameleon and co-founder of creative collective From Concentrate, Joy Anonymous is a producer, DJ, and songwriter turning heads and making big waves in the UK underground scene. Drawing influence from House, Garage, Disco, and Pop, his music instills positivity with joyous choruses and hefty beats. He leaves his audience in high spirits, and often well exercised! Joy Anonymous is a concept-led project with a dynamic live show. Having already completed a debut European tour, Summer festivals such as Primavera Sound BCN, Glastonbury, Bestival and a performance at Damon Albarn’s Africa Express all this year, plus support from DJ’s such as Toddla T, Jaguar, and Huw Stephens, you will want to join Joy Anonymous.

Emily Litta

5pm

Emily Litta is a young R&B artist and songwriter based in London, UK; but with half Kiwi/half Italian heritage. After a series of well-received initial releases and having built a growing social media presence, Emily took herself around the world to immerse herself in different musical cultures and climes throughout 2019. She’s returned with her own unique take on R&B inspired by her love of old-school Hip-hop, Funk and Jazz records; all passed through a 90s lens and lyrically based on her experience as an independent young woman. Her new single ‘+1′ is out now.

A.T

6pm

A.T, the latest afrobeat breakout singer, songwriter, and producer. Born in Nigeria’s megacity of Lagos and raised in Tottenham, North London. A.T always had an eclectic ear for music, the roots of his inspiration come from legendary artists including; Fela Kuti, Lucky Dube, Chaka Chaka, Flavour, Wizkid, and Akon. He describes his sound as a blend of Afro and Rhythmic R&B, Atueyii’s mission is to bring back the ‘feel’ in Afro music and wants to communicate a message of inspiration within his music. A.T has taken his writing and production skills to work with a number of artist projects on the buzzing UK urban scene.