Devon Mayson Trio
Devon is a singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist whose unique style is shaped by influences from the musical worlds of Country, Folk and Pop; her debut Album ‘Lie to Me’ was released in the Summer of 2016 to critical acclaim, reached #3 in the UK Country iTunes Chart and resulted in Devon being named ‘Best UK Newcomer’ at the B&G Country Music Awards. Following the album, she embarked on a six week tour of the UK and Europe supporting Caitlin Koch, generating new support wherever she went.
Described by Andrew Marston, BBC Introducing, as “Beautiful songs from an artist who’s been our BBC Introducing Track of the Week on so many occasions”; Devon’s contemporary style of country has gone on to become a favorite with BBC Radio 2’s Whispering Bob Harris, resulting in her recently being invited to record a second ‘Under the Appletree’ session at C2C. “Having recorded more than 400 sessions over 4 years, to stand out from the crowd is no mean feat – but Devon certainly did that. With her sensitive songwriting and soaring vocals, she possesses a rare ability to portray difficult and controversial topics in a way that makes them accessible and personal to the listener, with a level of musicianship and control that makes her a force to reckon with.” – Miles Myerscough Harris
Currently in the process of writing her second studio album, the former Miss England finalist has already been requested for several main stage slots at festivals across the UK. Devon continues to build her following through regular live performances; her beautiful and soulful voice, combined with her emotional and raw writing, makes her an artist you do not want to miss!
“British Country is on the rise, but this piece of British country music comes heavily laced with raw emotion and integrity rather than sprinkled with the pop fairy dust of more famous offerings. These eight songs, all written or co-written by the lady herself, all come from the heart and detail life and love, losses and indiscretions, and find me a person who can’t relate to those.” – Ian Ambrose, Maverick Magazine.
Jade Helliwell is a singer / songwriter from West Yorkshire, England. A passionate song-writer, Jade crafts her lyrics through her own observations, with a running commentary on life, love and friendships.
Over the last few years, she has performed alongside some of the biggest names on the scene, appearing regularly at music festivals including Country to Country (C2C), Buckle and Boots, FSA Festival, and Country on the Clyde. More recently she has the opportunity to open for Sam Palladio and Frankie Davis at the prestigious Nashville Meets London festival, in Canary Wharf.
In October 2016 Jade released Forget The Night (EP) which went straight to #2 in the UK country charts, and top 50 in the official album charts. The served to put Jade on the map, with strong UK press and radio support, including BBC Radio and Chris Country. In May 2017, a video of Jade singing with a busker on a night out in Leeds went viral, and reached 21 million views on Facebook, with an additional 3 million views on YouTube. Her EP quickly re-entered the charts and hit #1 on the iTunes Country Charts, and #8 in the official charts.
2018 saw her release new EP Infatuation, picking up rave reviews and radio support as well as some great Spotify playlists features.
Following her performance at Canary Wharf, Jade was approached by tire giant Firestone, to become the face of the international music competition they host every year. Jade will perform at a number of press launches and events throughout the year, on behalf of Firestone and in collaboration with BBC Introducing presenter Abbie McCarthy.
Emily Faye’s journey into music and storytelling began in a back corner bedroom in a remote village deep in the English countryside. Her earliest musical influences came from the songs played on a mix tape made by her father, with the distinct voices of Stevie Nicks and Paula Cole paving the way for the captivating sound Emily creates and performs today. Having taken the time to study songwriting at London’s British And Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM), her abilities as both an artist and a songwriter seemingly have no limits, something which is showcased in the balance between songs which manage to be both catchy and deep in her early material. During the four years she attended the renowned college, she co-wrote and collaborated with like-minded musicians to begin gigging around the capital.
The name Demi Marriner is common tongue in the UK music scene, and for good reason.
Armed with a stack of notebooks, a head full of ideas and a collection of incredible jackets, Demi Marriner is a songwriter well worth keeping track of. Riding shotgun alongside her unique, outstanding songwriting are Demi’s powerful, emotive live performances. Demi’s confidence and professionalism on stage sparkle even more than her guitar strap and matching capo. Whether she’s pouring out her heart in an intimate solo shows, or kicking down the saloon doors with her incredible backing band, Demi knows how to impress.
After a successful debut EP ‘Tracks and Trails’, and follow up EP ‘Dandelion’ reaching numbers 1 and 2 respectively in the iTunes UK Country Album Charts, Demi is galloping forward with even stronger new material and a live EP currently in production.
The southwest songstress’ tassel boots have already graced many a great stage, including; The Symphony Hall supporting Rufus Wainwright, the main stage at Wychwood Festival, the Forest stage 2000 Trees, as well as being a regular at Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Demi has made her mark performing in the UK, Ireland, Europe and Canada, including support shows for Jon Gomm, Tia McGraff, BJ Barham (of American Aquarium), Cattle & Cane and Elles Bailey.
Demi’s passion and emotion is so contagious, it is almost impossible to not be captivated from the offset.