5 July 2012
Roundhouse Rising presents Wishes, a night brought to you and headlined by 18 year-old 'Princess of Rap' Lil Simz, celebrating London's emerging hip hop and grime talent.
Line-up includes Jacob Banks, Shivz Dotz, Kookie, Joel Baker, Kwamz, Grace Fleary, Dubz D, Sinai and Bea. Hosted by Ralph Hardy.
Lil Simz is already a veteran in the emcee game. With her roots firmly in hip hop, her love and passion for music has seen this talented writer, musician, producer, dancer and budding actress perform at venues across the country alongside leading UK artists Estelle, Tinie Tempah, N-Dubz, Chipmunk and Ms. Dynamite.
With support from the Westminster Kingsway College team, Lil Simz presents Wishes, a handpicked wish-list of young urban artists who have one thing in common - songs you won't forget. Expect a diverse line-up performing exciting new material, acoustic sets, and a live band alongside London's hottest up-and-coming grime and hip hop talent. You'll also get a sneak preview of Lil Simz brand new material.
Tickets: £5 (no booking fee)
Jacob Banks - Soul singer-songwriter from Birmingham who has already caught the eye of Plan B, Wretch 32 and the MOBOs.
Shivz Dotz - Shivz Dotz, 20, has already released an incredible 9 mixtapes in his five year career and made big waves at Bigga Fish, Lovebox, Big Chill and Indigo2.
Kookie - With the release of her debut track Lights Out, Kookie (24) introduces Kookie Pop, a whole new sound fusing pop, R'n'B, dancehall and dubstep.
Joel Baker - A specialist in soul-felt lyrics and quirky hip hop, this 22 year old singer-songwriter hails from the same collective as Nick Brewer and The Confectionery.
Kwamz - This 18 year old rapper headlined the Indigo2 to over 2,000 people, and is currently collaborating with rising stars Krept and Konan.
Grace Fleary - Singer-songwriter Grace Fleary, 18, has been described as 'Amazing Grace' - definitely one to watch out for in 2012!
Dubz D - 17 year old East London grime/rap artist who recently released acclaimed debut EP Don't Doubt The Dubz & has featured on S Star TV and MP TV
Sinai - Sinai, 17, is a talented singer-songwriter with an amazing voice who is definitely one to keep an eye on.
Bea - 17 year old R'n'B singer from East London. Not only does she have a stunning voice, she also writes & produces her own tracks. Definitely one to watch!
Ralph Hardy - When not in front of the camera with his #RandomRalph 'banterview', this talented presenter and swagga don music lover is also a music consultant and magazine/blog contributor.