We’re very excited to announce the 4 artists that have won our competition, and will be playing the Opening Party at Wild Paths 2019 on Friday October 18th.
Head to the Facebook event for more information. We’ll have Free Bowling, Drinks, Live Artist Performances, Spinnup DJs and much more!
After announcing our competition, we received over 250 entries to play from artists around the country. We went through every submission and somehow managed to whittle down the list to a shortlist of 15, before finally picking these 4 fantastic emerging artists.
Artist 1: Ells Mac
Ells Mac is a frank, characterful and relatable woman who hails from north London. She is an artist who is raw, someone who is unapologetically herself. Her songs will make you stop, think and feel.
She has a definite edge to her, and this edge translates into her authentic and heartfelt lyrics to create a sound she likes to call soulful stress. She takes her inspiration from all the journeys her 21 year old self has lived through and the sometimes painful experiences she has endured. Her biggest influences include Sinead Harnett, Summer Walker, Miraa May.
Artist 2: Gorran
Gorran is a London-based singer-songwriter whose music fuses elements of dance, R&B and hip-hop.
Influenced by the likes of Post Malone, Lauv and Billie Eilish, Gorran creates contemporary pop with dark undertones. His latest release, ‘I Don’t Love You Anymore’, is described by the Line of Best Fit as “brimming with emotion and honesty”. The song is resonating with audiences across the globe.
Gorran has performed at renowned venues across the country, including a gig at the legendary London Roundhouse supporting KT Tunstall. Gorran brings his dynamic live show to the Wild Paths stage this October!
Artist 3: James Robb
An on-the-rise talent in the UK, singer / songwriter James Robb possesses a voice and tone beyond his years. With original music rooted in R&B, Robb captivates with the authenticity of his song writing, driven by a rich soulful voice.
Raised in a musical family, Robb was quick to realise the importance of learning his craft. He joined writing sessions at an early age and began to play locally as well as in London. It has not been an easy journey, but over the past year he has created a unique sound to cut through the crowd. With single releases across all major streaming platforms, Robb is racking up plays by the hundreds of thousands from fans around the world.
Artist 4: Tristan Maxted
Tristan Maxted is a musical jack of all trades. He’s appeared on BBC One’s Tonight’s The Night, played with McFly at the Hammersmith Apollo, and signed a major record deal with his old band, The Shades. Now working on his own material, he’s recently released his debut single ‘Crystalline’ via Spinnup that he wrote and produced himself.
We can’t wait to see what he has in store next.
We’re really pleased to have these artists on board, and we can’t wait for you to see and hear them live.
If you still want to come, you still have time! Head to www.wildpathsfestival.co.uk to get your tickets now (you can get a show pass or a day pass or go all in for the weekend pass!)
Thanks to everyone who entered, and remember – there’s always next time, so keep hustling and keep entering our competitions!