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ADAM SCRIMSHIRE multi-instrumentalist, global DJ and producer, has released four albums and mixed/re-mixed/edited and produced work by hundreds of artists including Fela Kuti protege Dele Sosimi, The Milk and more.

TUBBY BOY is Croydon’s favourite award winning rapper whose words pack a powerful punch about social injustice.  Tubby Boy has performed at many UK festivals entertaining crowds with his feisty, electric sound of conscience.

 

SHEEMA MUKHERJEE, composer and virtuoso sitar player, has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Bobby McFerrin, Martin Carthy, Noel Gallagher & Cornershop, Courtney Pine, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant.

SHRI SRIRAM is a BASCA award-winning bassist, composer, producer and arranger whose extensive catalogue ranges from Indian classical music, to trip hop (Badmarsh & Shri) to the brass band collaboration Just A Vibration. Shri regularly inspires the next generation of UK-based music-makers with projects including Croydon Composers, Young Croydon Composers, and Assemble.  He recently released a new album ‘The Letter’ on Norwegian jazz legend Bugge Wesseltoft’s label, Jazzland.

DENNIS ROLLINS is an award-winning trombonist and a star on the British and international jazz scene.  He has lent his stylish talents to many of the world's top jazz and pop artists including Courtney Pine, Baba Maal, Jamiroquai, US3, Brand New Heavies, and Blur. He is also a member of the legendary Maceo Parker's band. 

SARA HIROLE was still at school when she performed at Open Mic UK which encouraged her to develop her musical skills.  Since then she’s started writing songs and playing the guitar and the ukulele. 

BELLATRIX is a singer, songwriter, bassist and professional beatboxer!  She studied jazz bass at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has performed at Glastonbury, Shambala and with artists Angelique Kidjo, Tinie Tempah and more.

 

TUNDE JEGEDE is a composer, producer, cellist and kora player whose music has been performed in New York, London, and Paris by the National Orchestra of Belgium, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie.

ADAM PRESCOTT is one of the most exciting new producers on the UK digital roots scene.  As an integral part of London club night and promotion outfit, Reggae Roast, he is one of the key players in the re-emergence of British reggae and has worked with dozens of names on the dub and reggae scene including legendary dancehall and reggae DJ David Rodigan.

PRACHI RANADE is a trained Hindustani classical singer and has worked with Indian Raga London, and Croydon Composers and with Kathak and Bharatanatayam dancers.   Prachi was recently honoured at the Hindu Aikyavedi Sangeet Mahotsav in London for her valuable contribution to Hindustani Classical Music.

CALLUM ROSE grew up in the mountains of southern Spain.  He’s inspired by the use of traditional instruments in unusual contexts and passionate about sound design. He lists his influences as Bon Iver, Billie Eilish, SOHN and Sevdaliza.

 

ISSA MBAYE was born a griot (traditional musical story teller) in Yoff, Senegal and learned the musical rhythms of mbalax – Senegal’s national popular dance music – and the sabar (drum).  He played percussion in Senegal’s national orchestra for six years and with Youssou N’Dour’s band. 

PRATHAP RAMACHANDRA is an internationally renowned South Indian percussionist. He specialises in Mridangam, Ghatam, Khanjira; his collaborations have led to the creation of his own band Rhythm Yatraa (‘Journey of Rhythms’) which celebrates

the flamboyant side of Indian classical music.

 

ROLAND PERRIN is a New York-born highly respected jazz and world music composer/pianist. He has toured and recorded with musicians from South Africa, Cuba, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Colombia and Congo and has written a number of large scale works which have been performed at the Barbican, and Cadogan Hall.

MARCUS CLIFFE graduated in Jazz Piano from Leeds College of Music before switching to bass.  He was the bassist with Mark Knopfler’s popular country-rock band, Notting Hillbillies, and has played with Paul Young, Rod Stewart, Rumer, Bryan Ferry; he’s released 10 albums and has scored two independent films.  Marcus has also been a member of the 1960s band Manfred Mann since 1999.

 

RAJESH RAMAN trained in Indian Classical music, has sung for Indian movies and is lead singer of the musical collective, NiSaRi. In 2011 Rajesh won Best Singer at the Asianet Europe Talent Hunt which was staged in London.

FLORENCE SABEVA, keyboardist with Heaven 17, is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Boston.  She has performed with legendary guitarist Earl Slick, Spandau Ballet’s Steve Norman, Bernard Fowler (Rolling Stones) and more. 

 

DEDE DAVI started singing while she was at Manchester University; her own compositions include her debut single, ‘Calling The Clock’ which features Alan Wilder of Depeche Mode on piano.   

 

PREETHA NARAYANAN, contemporary classical and Indian classical violinist from Memphis, Tennessee, has performed with Nitin Sawhney, Talvin Singh, Jocelyn Pook, London Contemporary Orchestra and more.

 

RIHAB AZAR plays the oud, an eleven-stringed instrument shaped like a lute.  Rihab graduated from the Conservatoire of Damascus, Syria, and won a scholarship to study music education at UCL in London in 2015.  She has performed all over the UK as a soloist and with various orchestras.
 

 

LUCINDA DRAYTON has released 10 albums and runs her own label, Blissful Records.  In 1994 she co-wrote Toni Di Bart’s No. 1 hit ‘The Real Thing’.  She has played Wembley Stadium, the Royal Albert Hall, and Chichen Itza pyramids in Mexico!  Lucinda combines meditation with her musicianship and songwriting.

 

SILVASTONE’s Afrobeats tunes have featured on film soundtracks including Tyler Perry’s ‘Boo! A Madea Halloween’ and Netflix Original series ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’. A MOBO nominee, Silvastone has performed at SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas, Glastonbury, and is a Youth Ambassador for the London Borough of Croydon.

CHAITRA JOSHI was part of Drum the Bass’ ‘Assemble’ music and dance project for talented teenagers in 2019 which performed at Fairfield Halls. Chaitra started learning Hindustani classical music at the age of four, graduated to learning to play the piano at 8 and at 12 she started to sing and to learn guitar.

SHRI SRIRAM is a BASCA award-winning bassist, composer, producer and arranger whose extensive catalogue ranges from Indian classical music, to trip hop (Badmarsh & Shri) to the brass band collaboration Just A Vibration.  Shri regularly inspires the next generation of UK-based music-makers with projects including Croydon Composers, Young Croydon Composers, and Assemble.  His most recent album, ‘The Letter’ was released on Norwegian jazz legend Bugge Wesseltoft’s label, Jazzland.

AMEN NOIR is a Spoken Word artist.  He has written and produced six albums and one landmark Spoken Word mixtape.  His dynamic performance style and his ability with words sets him apart from his counterparts.  He performed with Croydon Composers at Croydon International Mela in 2017 and at Boxpark in 2018.

 

 

RAJESH RAMAN trained in Indian Classical music, has sung for Indian movies and is lead singer of the musical collective, NiSaRi. In 2011 Rajesh won Best Singer at the Asianet Europe Talent Hunt which was staged in London.

 

 

ANTONIO LEWIS, aka 'Tone-O' is a music producer, engineer, mixer and songwriter.  He fuses melodic and rhythmic elements of various musical genres in forward thinking compositions. Tone-O has lent his holistic approach to numerous artists’ work including Kabir's 'BLU' EP, and Potent Whisper's ‘Lucid Lovers’ audiobook-EP. 

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