GOOD VIBES – Autumn 2018

OLIVER DAVIS. Photo Credit: Unknown.

All the good vibes / success headlines from the Nottingham music scene over the past few months (that we know of), please drop us a line if we’ve missed anything significant (our definition of significant is a first of national relevance) –

–  1Xtra dedicated two whole hours of National radio to Notts – broadcast live from Confetti – and featuring tons of live performances / tunes from Hoodtown.

ADY SULEIMAN’s debut album ‘Memories‘ reached No.1 on the iTunes R&B / Soul Chart.

YAZMIN LACEY signed to the First Word Records family, AND was live in session for Gilles Peterson on 6Music.

NACTUS KUNAN and JOEL BAKER were featured on New Music Friday – one of the biggest playlists in the UK.

CAMERON SINCLAIR HARRIS received his debut National radio play for ‘Scatterbrain‘ courtesy of John Kennedy on Radio X.

HARELIGHBLU joined the growing list of Notts artists to get funding from PRS Foundation – receiving the ‘Momentum Fund’.

FEROCIOUS DOG became the first ever unsigned Notts artist to sell out Rock City… TWICE!

HAGGARD CAT received epic print reviews for their debut in Kerrang!, Metal Hammer and Total Guitar!

SHEKU KANNEH MASON played… basically the biggest gig of the year – the Royal Wedding – and was broadcast to millions of humans on the BBC. Oh, and he basically won a BRIT Award too.

JUGANAUT received a 9 / 10 review in DJMag for ‘Acrylic & Oil‘.

ROB GREEN went on tour with the legendary Earth Wind and Fire, in arenas all around the UK… and PARIS!

VICE did a mini-documentary on Notts’ vibrant Electronic music scene (peep HERE).

AJA won The Oram Award – courtesy of PRS Foundation and The Radiophonic.

YOUNG T & BUGSEY had their first Top 40 hit! With ‘Ay Carumba‘, which was also called ‘the biggest record in the clubs for the rest of the year’ by Charlie Sloth.

LAUREN APRIL scored a UK iTunes Top 20 for her EP – in at No.15 on the Country charts.

OLIVER DAVIS and KEN SAMSON made it onto the DAYTIME 1Xtra playlist – BBC Introducing styley.

BROADSTROKES was made Tom Ravenscrofts’ ‘Headphone Moment’ on 6Music.

Macmillan Fest had another killer year – raising over £9000 this year alone. Huge bigups!