Our Resident Artists Programme offers support and opportunities for emerging artists aged 18-25 to transition from our Creative Programme into the creative industries.
Our Resident Artists work across many art forms, including Circus and Cabaret, Performing Arts, Music and Radio, reflecting the Roundhouse’s artistic programme.
The programme helps these artists to gain a foothold in the creative industries and through it they’ve been involved with a range of events including performances at the Olympic Park for the Olympics and the Paralympics, Hyde Park and festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival, Camp Bestival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. They’ve also gained exposure from BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1xtra, BBC Radio London and NME.
There’s no way I would have had as many opportunities without the Roundhouse – they recognise talent and really support it.
If you’re interested in booking one of our Resident Artists, or if you’re interested in becoming a Resident Artist please contact:
Musicians or DJs:
Music Programme Trainee Assistant.
Performing Arts artists:
Trainee Assistant Producer
Aaron Rush started first as a Specialist Music Presenter on Student radio. Since this point he has held shows on 6 stations, most recently Roundhouse and Soho radio.
As well as co-founding the Dystopia Radio collective. When getting behind the decks he likes nothing more than bringing an eclectic mix to get the room moving.Read Less
Anita Barton-Williams is a Roundhouse Poetry Slam finalist and member of Roundhouse Poetry Collective 2015 – 2016.
She is an emerging artist on the London poetry scene and is particularly interested in exploring Black British womanhood; both lived and shared experiences through her work.
She is also founder of Heaux Noire the UK’s first Open Mic night dedicated to Women of Colour that aims to provide a platform and safe space for WoC to share their work.Read Less
Antosh Wojcik is a poet, writer, performer and facilitator. He is one half of Post-Everything, a sound-duo who produce cross-art podcasts. He is a Resident Artist at The Roundhouse and a member of Kid Glove and Burn After Reading collectives.
He was joint champion of the Roundhouse Poetry Slam 2013. He has performed at many events around the UK, including TEDx East End 2015 and festivals such as Poetry&Words Glastonbury, Latitude and Bestival, as well as internationally at Sofia Poetics 2015.Read Less
ArA is a soul singer/actress that draws from many urban influences and incorporates them into her layered vocals and live harmonic ability. She grew up in Bristol and graduated from Bristol Old Vic Theatres ‘Made In Bristol’ course.
She has performed in some of the most notable venues in the UK Edinburgh Fringe Festival, National Theatre, Southbank Centre & more.
Her singing career is extensive, she featured on Dubwiser Dancehalls song ‘Ready Steady Go’ which was played on BBC introducing Oxford & has been headlining gigs around Camden singing original songs written & produced by herself. She recently featured on London Live for a Live interview and performance.
She has been touring a play ‘Score’ for a year and half which incorporates both acting and singing. The play won best show at Plymouth Fringe Festival and has been performed in 8 cities.Read Less
Awate is a rapper and producer from Camden. Having started out at the age of 12, he started collaborating and performing at an early age, coming to the Roundhouse’s inaugural summer of projects in 2006 at 15 years old.
Featured on BBC 1Xtra and KISS FM, Awate toured worldwide with emcee, Lowkey for four years and has supported the likes of Jay Electronica and Smif n Wessun whilst also curating his own night at the Roundhouse in 2015 with Akala, Amy True and Micachu.
Using the dusty, psychedelic funk samples provided by Dcypha label head, Turkish, Awate’s first release is the long awaited EP and culmination of his talents, Shine Ancient.Read Less
Benna is a 24 year old Spoken Word Artist from South London. Benna has been performing since 2014 in venues such as: The Roundhouse, Fairfield Halls, City Hall, Ambition festival and the Croydon Conference Centre to name a few.
He fuses observations from his environment with clever lines and multisyllabic rhyming patterns to paint pictures that relate to people from all walks of life.Read Less
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Karl Bos, aka Bos Tones, spins reggae, roots and dancehall, strictly on wax, across London town.
Having played from Kingston to Camden, Bethnal Green to Brick Lane it’s been a busy year so far.
Karl’s been playing out for the past few years, but DJing on the radio for closer to ten, and currently produces Deeper Cuts (Thursdays at 9pm) on Roundhouse Radio.Read Less
Cold Callers are a Hip Hop collective who create atmospheric art, which has swift undertones of ‘Soul’ and ‘R&B’. Solo artists Toch-UQ and Timi.B offer a refreshing perspective and creatively package themselves in order to cut through the zeitgeist of suburban culture.Read Less
London based singer/songwriter & electric violinist, Eden Roxx burst onto the Music scene with her fresh breakbeat sound over a year ago.
She ended 2015 pre-gigging for Jess Glynne’s UK Tour at The Roundhouse and releasing her 2nd Music Video, Latitude. Recently, 2016 begun with Eden supporting Jazz Musician, Mulatu Astatke. Coming up this year, you can catch Eden as part of the line up for the El Dorado Festival alongside artists such as Craig David and Basement Jaxx, releasing new music videos in Spring, and working on new music.
Check out the unique, electrifying hybrid EP which is of classical, RNB & Breakbeat influence; ‘QUEEN OF HEARTS’ out now on Spotify, Tidal and Soundcloud.Read Less
Serving reckless electronics with tempered R&B, Edges are one of the resident artists at Camden’s Roundhouse, where they are due to headline as part of their first national tour on 15 February 2017.
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.
As a band, Edges make music that honestly reflects the seemingly disparate communities they come from. Experimenting with perspective, Edges question gender, race and sexuality through collaborations in film, digital art and music, curating contemporary culture for messy millennials.
Due to release the first track from their forthcoming EP in early 2017. Keeper, which features Nigerian born spoken-word artist Dylema, is described by lead singer Adem as “a story that chronicles the demise of a dear friend’s relationship with a witless ex… we’ve all got friends that we’ve seen date people they have no business wasting time on, this song should give you something to say to them next time”.Read Less
Erin is a poet and performer from Leeds who started combing the two when she moved to London two years ago. She blends observation, exasperation and celebration into poems that are both witty and sincere.
Erin won the Glastonbury Festival Slam in 2014 and came 2nd in the Roundhouse Poetry Slam 2015. She has performed at Lovebox, the Royal Albert Hall, The Roundhouse, Cheltenham Literature Festival and gigs regularly around the country. Her work has been published in a United Press Anthology, presented at Box Park in Shoreditch and played on E4 for National Poetry Day.
She is currently working on her first spoken word show and is a member of the Roundhouse Poetry Collective.
Winner of Westfield Present’s Artist of the Month (Aug 2015) and previously featured on Blavity, London Singer-Songwriter Estée Blu embraces genres such as Jazz, Gospel and champions authenticity and imagination through Neo- Soul and R&B. She cites Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill and Jhene Aiko as her biggest musical influencesRead Less
Gillbanks formed in the coastal town of Falmouth only to move to the Fried Chicken haven of South East London.
Having released a widely praised EP in November 2015 (Lend Me Your Skin) and played a number of vibrant, dynamic shows around the UK. Gillbanks went on to release the single Childhood through Communion Records which showcased their eagerness to explore new territories.Read Less
Harrison Stock joined Roundhouse Radio from student radio in August 2014. He began to DJ shortly after, playing out a slick set of indie dancefloor classics.
Harrison has played a number of shows including gigs at the National Theatre, the Roundhouse and Reading Festival.
You can hear him every Thursday night from 8pm on Roundhouse Radio, playing the best new indie and electronic music, and occasionally popping up on the BBC airwaves covering the BBC Introducing show on BBC Radio Kent.Read Less
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Hibyan Sky is a multi-disciplinary songwriting and circus artist merging live music and singing with aerial silks, dance, fire and pyrotechnics.
Hibyan has extensive experience performing for corporate, festivals and event entertainment, and has performed for Mini Cooper, Isle of Wight Festival, Bestival, Boomtown and Glastonbury amongst others.
Throughout her life, she has always been fascinated with the concept of the invisible, the intangible, and what lies beyond what can be perceived.
Hibyan curates her performances to every detail, in her commitment to capture and bring to light the world of the surreal, the ethereal and the impossible.Read Less
Isobel is a singer songwriter, actress, theatre maker and radio producer who writes lyrics for plays as well as her own songs. Her work explores the way the personal is affected by the political and she draws on her childhood, literature and characters (both real and unreal) to make sense of a world that feels constantly in flux.
Interested in the difference between performance and reality, she likes turning the everyday into something theatrical.Read Less
Jay Johnson is a musician and singer-songwriter from South East London. His genre of music (acoustic folk) was influenced by many popular artists such as Bon Dylan, Nick Drake, and Paolo Nutini.
He currently develops his talent busking on the streets of London, and makes a decent living out of it too, which shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise! He has the kind of tender voice that captivates and soothes in equal measure. Jay is currently recording an EP at Abbey Road Studios.Read Less
London based, but Leicester born, Joe Beaumont-Howell is a performance poet, spoken word artist and storyteller with a love for all things real and a focus on finding beauty in the broken.
Starting out shouting poems in pubs, Joe has since worked with organisations such as Roundhouse, BBC 1Xtra and has performed in venues across the country.Read Less
Multi-talented Josh Jacob, 22, is a singer, songwriter, producer, pianist and guitarist. Describing his sound as “high brow pop”.
His sound is an intriguing mixture of heavy drums, child-like melodies and classic chord progressions layered with a deep Jazz vocal – which many have described as unique and surprising considering his aesthetic.
For this ambitious musician, his aspirations are boundless, his creative vision is clear, he is ready to change the world of pop to how he sees fit.Read Less
Theatremaker/ Cabaret ArtistRead More
Koko is theatre-maker, cabaret artist, and producer from London. In that order.
She has performed with venues such as the National Theatre, the Lyric Hammersmith, and the Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh). She has also collaborated with Sean Holmes (director), Simon Stephens (playwright) and Stef O’Driscoll (director).
She makes work about being the other and focuses mainly on race, gender, and identity.
She is currently working on her first solo show, Suddenly Black (working title), and continuing to collaborate with other artists from a range of disciplines on other projects.Read Less
Kurb are a female fronted alt-rock band punching their way out of the Brighton scene with their sound being likened to The Cure, Wolf Alice and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
The four piece only recently made their live debut at London’s Roundhouse where they opened for Black Honey and Hannah Lou Clark as part of the Roundhouse Rising Festival 2016.
The first release Guilty was produced by music legend John Parish (PJ Harvey, Eels) and went hand in hand with their debut London show at the sold out Roundhouse Rising festival supporting Black Honey.
Vocalist Aimee Montague, with influences from Fleetwood Mac to Lauryn Hill, effortlessly belts out melodies whilst guitarist Tuval, bassist Bertie and drummer Ed push a wide range of rhythms, pulsating basslines and haunted whistles, drawing their wide influences from Jazz, Sonic Youth, Kasabian to Arcade Fire.Read Less
LGC is currently one-half of Roundhouse Radio’s Station Managers and also hosts The World Chart Show, playing anything and everything from outside of the UK & USA.
His DJ sets follow the same format as his radio show, so expect anything from Afrobeat to Balearic house, from Italo-disco to Cumbia.
Much like the music, LGC is branching out, he’s performed at Green Man Festival, played gigs in China’s capital and also Shanghai, where he opened for Zombie Disco Squad.Read Less
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Magic Maverick are an interdisciplinary theatre company who make work for families about gender roles and identity.
Presenting a playful world where gender is fluid and rules are made to be broken, their work aims to inspire, challenge and be open to everyone.
They developed their first show Moonshine’s Entirely Necessary Adventure through the Roundhouse Resident Artists Scheme.
The company was founded by Molly Pharo after her apprenticeship at Battersea Arts Centre and she has recently been joined by Co-Director Helen White after she graduated from York University.Read Less
Malunga is a 20-year-old from Ilford London with a Congolese and Zambian background!
Her aim is to send positive messages and spread light through her sound, and hopes that you are taken on a journey, and enjoy the ride! Malunga debuted in 2015 with her release ‘Exhibit A’ with a theme of freedom and loving who you are.
Her new release in 2016 ‘Bubble Wrap’ continues on from this with a theme of standing tall with a positive mindset to achieve all you can.Read Less
Nikita is a selector and creator of The Soul Diaries – a music based radio show broadcast on Roundhouse Radio every Friday 6pm GMT.
A blogger for the international ‘First Ear Music’ and national DJ she has gained a reputation in the Soul scene as a taste-maker.
She also assistant produces across BBC 1Xtra and BBC Asian Network shows. Follow Nikita on social to find out where you can catch her spinning Soul, RnB and Hip-Hop next.Read Less
Noa Logan. Londoner and revolutionary in training. Roundhouse Radio Station Manager, podcast maker, chatterbox and member of the Totem Bass DJ Collective. Eats too many chips and doesn’t understand portion control. In the DJ game since 2013.
Played various iconic venues including; Proud Camden, Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes, Birthdays, The Alternative Great Escape in association with Spindle Magazine and many a wedding/ family reunion.
Genres include; House, RnB, Hip Hop, Trap, Jersey Club, Soul, Tropical Bass and Alt RnB.Read Less
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Poppy is a contemporary aerial circus performer specialising in aerial hoop.
Recently, she has professionally performed at festivals and assisted in specialist aerial workshops with Above and Beyond, a circus company which creates aerial circus shows in skills ranging from flying trapeze, corde lisse, static trapeze and aerial hoop.
Within the Roundhouse Poppy has been a part of Funk da Cirque, the Roundhouse’s own youth circus troupe combining circus, physical theatre and urban dance, and has performed with them as part of the Summer Sessions program in the Roundhouse’s main space.
Poppy Lees Aerial Hoop Reel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9VNrQKRYtIRead Less
Roya Shadmand is a writer, poet and stand-up comedian from Southampton, based in London. She performed at Blissfields, Brainchild and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Summer 2015, and will be performing at Wonder Fields, Latitude, Camp Bestival and Bestival in 2016, the latter two as part of this year’s Roundhouse Poetry Collective.
She was a semi-finalist in 2015’s Funny Women Stage Awards and is a finalist in this year’s Chortle Student Comedian of the Year.Read Less
Rive are Ceri Jones and Natascha Polke, who hail from Wales and Switzerland and met in London over a mutual love for songwriting and sangria. They have recently come together to form an ambient electro indie duo, inspired by the likes London Grammar, FKA Twigs and Banks.
With Natascha on keys, vocals and production, and Ceri on electric guitar and vocals, Rive are excited to finally share their ideas after months of bedroom production.
Formed in 2014, they joined the Roundhouse’s roster of Resident artists in 2015, and have since played gigs at Glastonbury, Camp Bestival, Big Feastival and around their current hometown London, including supporting John Cale in the Roundhouse main space.
With Natascha as their in-house producer, they have spent time recording their first three singles with James Lewis (Rudimental, Arctic Monkeys, Charli XCX), Ben Cullum (Rizzle Kicks, Jamie Cullum) and electronica visionary Tim Exile.
They recently worked with electronic pioneer Tim Exile to produce their debut track Sleepless and have been invited to join the Roundhouse’s roster of Resident Artists.Read Less
Shahlaa Tahira is a South East London discoverer, she loves sharing the freshest music first! Whether it’s brand new Cole or underground 4i. Shahlaa has been in the Radio Music scene since 2012 and has had slots on Reprezent Radio, Pulse 88 and Rinse FM.
She has also managed to travel with her music playing out in Washington DC and Croatia. Shahlaa uses her Tumblr and Instagram to promote new music through her brand #ShahlaaDiscovers that focuses on unsigned talent, giving their music a platform.Read Less
Shan McGinley started out presenting on Roundhouse Radio three years ago. He’s now gone on to create one of the UK’s leading new specialist radio-shows S I S T E R which has gained huge support from the likes of Red Bull, THUMP US, DJ Mag, OWSLA and loads more.
Alongside becoming DUMMY MAG’s new presenter. On the DJ circuit Shan is kept very busy with residencies at respected venues such as the Queen Of Hoxton in Shoreditch.Read Less
Shao Hao is a 25-year old singer-songwriter from Hangzhou, China. He relocated to London, UK in 2007 to turn his passion into a profession. He started to perform in public at the age of 7 and began to write his own songs when he was 15.
Shao Hao also plays keyboard, guitar and Guqin (a unique ancient Chinese instrument). In London he has so far performed at a broad variety of venues including The Roundhouse, 12 Bar Club, The Goodship, Water Rats, The Roadtrip, The Comedy and The Royal Society.
Shao Hao’s style is a unique blend of Chinese Folk Pop, Western Soul, R&B and Folk/Pop music. He has been inspired by artists like Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, Adele, Imogen Heap, Damon Albarn and Chinese artists like He Xuntian, Qi Qin, Faye Wang and Li Zongsheng.
His first self-written and produced EP ‘Yi’ was released in 6th June 2015 and is available to download on iTunes. “Read Less
Soma is an energetic, percussive London-based band. Born organically out of the Music Collective at the Roundhouse, the group has an open, collaborative approach to making music.
The band consists of Alley (bass, guitar, vocals), Dave (guitar), Momoko (drums), Aaron (keys), Kaidi (sax) and Regan (percussion). Members cite influences ranging from Radiohead to D’ Angelo, Bach to Fela Kuti and J Dilla to Nick Drake.
Their eclecticism enables them to create a variety of musical narratives: at times the lyrics lead the story with a gentle musical support; at other times the audience is surprised by unexpected rhythmic changes and progressions.Read Less
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Spit the Atom is a diverse collective of spoken word artists from London, formed through Words First, a partnership with BBC Radio 1Xtra and the Roundhouse that sought to find the hottest and freshest spoken word talent from across the country.
A cross-section of a generation, made up of actors, rappers, musicians, comedians and poets.
This group of wordsmiths are committed to producing creative experiences that engage the heart, mind, soul, and cheek muscles.
Hailing from South London, Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu is a British Ghanaian multidisciplinary artist who has had work performed at the Ovalhouse, Lyric Hammersmith, Southwark Playhouse “What’s up” TV show, Bush Theatre, Tricycle, Royal Court and toured schools/ universities in California, USA. He has a 1st Class degree in English and Drama from Roehampton University.
His work would be best described as loud, angry, epic, poetic, Black, unapologetic and full of faith & fire.Read Less