Each year we try to support up and coming musical talent in the best way we possibly can. That’s why we’re so excited to announce our BBC Introducing stage line up.
This insanely talented singer-songwriter is from just around the corner in Nottingham. His music is open, direct and he’s not afraid to sing it how it is through his music. His single Blue tells the story of a breakup with an ex-boyfriend – (played by Game Of Thrones star Joe Dempsie in the music video- fun fact). Inspired by Jazz and Soul artists he brings drama and blunt honesty with his songs.
6th Form Students from Sheffield, Oddity Road are creating Indie Rock with a twist. Influenced by the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen, Peace and The Sherlocks, they’re making sure to create songs that make you want to sing and dance along. Which is what Y Not’s all about!
Easy Life hail from Leicester and haven’t been around that long but are already recording with super-producer Stephen Street, the man behind a number of Blur and The Smith’s albums. They’re an awesome Indie band and it’s not hard to see why he’d get involved…
One Giant Causeway
The Indie-rock band are from our neighbour Nottingham. They’re a stylistically unique Rock Band. Who have been singing, performing, and playing in sync as if they’d been together their entire musical careers from day one.
Taken from their bio Unknown era is “Music for Misfits, the forgotten, the misunderstood. High energy music to dance and rebel to. We believe in freedom of expression.” They based in Nottingham and formed of a group of party animals. With a debut album on the way, the first track was played by Dean Jackson on BBC Introducing East Midlands in March 2017.
‘A must see live band’ – Dean Jackson, BBC
‘They don’t host the party, they are the party’ – Derby Telegraph
Bud loves to write happy summer beats, which is the PERFECT vibe for Y Not Festival. Her music is Reggae, Acoustic, Pop & Folk. She’s definitely one to watch and you should check her out!
Vega Bay are another Nottingham based band of baes. They’re bringing their Vega Bay grab you from the second the beat kicks in, with a distinct sound thanks to interesting guitar lines and lead vocalist Sam’s unique tone.” – LeftLion
They describe themselves as “an electronic, synthesized twist on pop music using underground sounds.” They had previously been in other bands and knew each other from the Nottingham music scene, when they then decided to form Chroma Bay. They have named their musical influences to include Disclosure, Gallant and Christine & The Queens. They will be providing a lot of good fun at Y Not this year, so make sure to check them out.
Daisy Godfrey is a rising Nottingham based star. You previously may have been able to see her and her guitarists busking around the Nottingham streets filling the city with a beautiful soulful tone and jazzy acoustic accompaniment.