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MARTIN YATES + MAYDAY + CRAIGAARON
Martin Yates, a soulful singer/songwriter from the U.K brings a fresh new edge to Pop music, an edge that hasn’t been heard in years. No matter the listener, Martin is able to capture the heart with his impassioned lyrics over simplistic yet perfectly representational production. Yates is a soulful crooner with amazing vocal talent that is being groomed to be one of the top artists of this generation. Under the tutelage and mentorship of Gary Michael Houston nephew of the iconic Whitney Houston, is very excited about Martin’s career and future in this industry.
Watch the video to ‘Fire In My Heart’ below:
Crafted by himself, Mayday hails from Birmingham. Mayday had been listening to grime from 10 years old and hadn’t started writing lyrics until a decade later when he turned 20. Taking inspiration from garage mixes his mother use to play infusing them with grime, that evolved from garage he found in his early years, Mayday harnesses elements of both to craft his music.
Using music helps Mayday to articulate his life, he articulates what he lives and weaves stories with such intricacy akin to painting a picture. The tropes of grime music are rarely covered in his music as he aims to deliver tales from a personal perspective. Mayday is slowly carving out his own lane in the grime scene, one that is inspired by many but not easily imitated.
Starting to write lyrics in mid-2016, his style has taken shape as an artist who brings energy with a playful flair. With influences ranging far and wide the compilation of genres make Mayday an artist that is fuelled by a passion that matches his relentless ethic of self improvement.
Watch the official music video for ‘Like Juve’ below:
CraigAaron is an artist from Stourbridge, West Midlands. Focusing primarily on hip hop and his ability for improvised lyricism within his music, he is currently working on a number of projects including the fusion of rap and electronic RnB… Also working on solo acoustic projects to put out over the coming months.
At the beginning of 2019, Craig got chosen, and participated in a programme ran by ‘Capital Xtra’ and ‘Punch Records’ called music potential to work on his craft. This came with amazing networking opportunities leading to a showcase at sunflower lounge in Birmingham. performing and writing collaborations as well as focusing on his own solo work, finding his sound.
This then lead to progressing to perform at ‘Simmer down festival 2019’, amongst many other venues around the Midlands, and being selected to be part of ‘Gallery37′ Lyrical camp’ for 2018. Working with amazing industry professionals, and creatives under ‘Punch Records’ which worked towards a silver music award as well as countless options for future work and collaborations with other creatives, in a range of areas.
Craig has the hope that in 2019 he can start to host events around the local area and further, helping local musicians to network and build a platform for aspiring musicians, whilst building his audience and promoting his own music on many different platforms. Craig is currently focusing on releasing his debut EP later on in the year as well as collaboration projects throughout the coming months.