iluvlive Hot List 2017 Tour W/ Geko (UK Tour/17th - 27th September)

iluvlive Hot List 2017 Tour W/ Geko (UK Tour/17th – 27th September)

ILUVLIVE proudly announce their brand new Hot List Tour, a series of live events headlined by iTunes chart topping star GEKO, supported PRS Foundation

Geko – SNE – Miraa May – Matt Wills – Autumn Sharif will be preforming to audiences across the UK on the 17th, 18th, 19th and 27th September 2017.

After the success of the two hotlist shows held in London earlier this year, iluvlive are proud to announce their 2017 nationwide tour. The shows are headlined by rapper Geko and will feature the four top artists from the 2017 iluvlive Hotlist, selected from the iluvlive top ten which are selected by a combination of the iluvlive team and public vote: Miraa May, Autumn Sharif, SNE and Matt Wills. Tickets are now available on TicketWeb and this tour is supported by PRS Foundation Open Fund so don’t miss this incredible chance!

“We are really excited about the forth coming iluvlive Hotlist Tour. The hotlist is a great way for us to offer additional support to emerging UK talent and the tour offers an opportunity to extend this and help acts reach new audiences. We are really grateful for the support of the PRS Foundation for the additional funding we needed to make this happen.” – Rachael Bee, iluvlive.

iluvlive, widely known as the UK’s premier homegrown live music event where you hear new talent first, turns an impressive 15 years old next year. A not for profit company supported by the Arts Council England, they became an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation in 2015 in recognition of their important work. ILL supported… Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sandè and Katy B and still attracts new talented performers. They host more than fifty events every year and over sixty new artists apply to perform at their events every month. ILL represents the ultimate way for new musicians to be discovered, as their previous performers can testify. These include Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, Chip, Emeil Sande, Naughty Boy, Professor Green, Maverick Sabre, Plan B, Tinie Tempah, Katy B, Shakka, Kano, Krept & Konan, Izzy Bizu and Wretch 32 to name but a few.

“iluvlive is one of the first music nights where I performed my songs, so it holds a special place in my heart. It’s an amazing night for the UK music scene the vibe, the atmosphere was always on so creative. Lovely” – JESSIE J.

“iluvlive provides a great opportunity for young, up and coming artists to get the ir music heard by industry insiders and music lovers. It’s a great and necessary platform” – TINIE TEMPAH.

GEKO: Geko is a 20-year-old artist of North African descent from Manchester who started writing raps at just 10 years old. However it was two years later at the tender age of 12 that he started taking music seriously and became the online and youth phenomenon he is now. By 17, Geko and manager Shaz had created their own record label ‘One Tape Records’. Singles include ‘Baba’, ‘Love Me’ and ‘Over & Under’ and ‘Heartless’ reached number 9 on the iTunes chart. Being of Algerian and Libyan decent Geko experimented with afrobeats and his track ‘Baba’ has had over 9.6 million views on YouTube. His talent is now being recognised across by a larger audience exemplified when videos for ‘Y’, and ‘Drunk on You’ reached over a million views. The One Tape Records YouTube channel itself has reached over 49 million views in total and with so much achieved at such a young age, it is exciting to see where his career will take him in the years to come. @RealGeko

SNE: SNE aka (Sound Never Ends) is a patriot to his hometown East London. He has coined himself ‘Hackneys Golden Child’ and continuously creates and grafts to become the best in his lane. SNE’s music is a fusion of different genres and ‘vibes’ creating a sound he describes as ‘Trillful’. Between 2009 and 2011, SNE was a member of the Grime collective “S.O.S.” (Sound Of The Streets), performing at the BBC and taking well-known stages such as, Hackney Empire and the 02. Now solo for five years, SNE has released two acclaimed projects, ‘I.0.U’ and ‘Essence’ along with a handful of quality singles, including ‘Rico Rodrigo’, ‘Tell Me (Team Like Us)’ and ‘Tiana Major’. @SNE_UK

MIRAA MAY: Born in Algeria Raised in Tottenham, Miraa came to the UK as a young child with her parents and quickly settled in. Growing up she gained a passion for music and all things creative, taking up music classes via school and other avenues wherever she could, Steel Pan being one of her favourites. Fast forward to 2012 and a chance meeting with her current management while attending a live night ended up with Miraa’s First Acoustic EP ‘The Beginning’ being released in 2013. The positive reaction to the ‘The Beginning EP’ helped build a dedicated fan base and with numerous plays on specialist radio, the future is looking bright for Miraa. @Miraa_May

MATT WILLS: Hot on the heels of supporting Bastille on their worldwide tour and featuring on Wilkinson’s new single We Will Be, singer songwriter Matt Wills releases Emily and recently headlined London’s Omeara. “Emily” was premiered on Radio 1 by Abbie McCarthy (standing in for Huw Stephens), and follows the release of Matt’s Hurricane and Set You Free EPs. Showcasing a new side Matt Wills’ signature style, Emily sees him layer sincere, heart-felt lyrics over a fusion of lush electronica and a subtle piano melody to create something original, touching and undeniably compelling. @MattWillsMusic

AUTUMN SHARIF: 21-year-old singer/songwriter Autumn Sharif recently released debut single “5AM”. The up tempo pop-soul anthem combines stylistic inspiration from 90s icons Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston with lyrics that touch on the challenges she experienced reaching the quarter finals of The Voice in 2015. Born and raised in Dordrecht, Netherlands, Autumn has been writing songs and crafting her vocal skills since she moved to London with her family at the tender age of 8. After picking Ricky Wilson as her mentor on The Voice, Autumn struggled with being thrust into the media spotlight but has recently been developing her sound and plans to release an EP imminently. @AutumnSharif

17th Sept – Zombie Shack, Manchester,
18th Sept – Hirst Yard, Leeds,
19th Sept – Square Club, Bristol,
27th Sept – 2 Funky Music Cafe, Leicester

Manchester: 17th September
Venue: Zombie Shack, 50 New Wakefield St, Manchester M1 5NP
Time: 7:30PM till 11:00PM (1st act on stage 8:30)
DJ/HOST: DJ STEVO (Unity Radio)
Entry: Early bird tickets – £5, £7 thereafter & £10 on the door. Tickets available HERE.

Leeds: 18th September
Venue: Hirst Yard, 11 Hirst Yard, Hirst Yard, Leeds LS1 6NJ
Time: 7:30PM till 11:00PM (1st act on stage 8:30)
Entry: Early bird tickets – £5, £7 thereafter & £10 on the door. Tickets available HERE.

Bristol: 19th September
Venue: The Square Club. 15 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1HB
Host: Miss Divine (Ujima Radio)
Time: 7:30PM till 11:00PM (1st act on stage 8:30)
Entry: Early bird tickets – £5, £7 thereafter & £10 on the door. Tickets available HERE.

Leicester: 27th September
Venue: 2Funky Music Café, Leicester, LE3 5NH
Time: 7:30PM till 11:00PM (1st act on stage 8:30)
Entry: Early bird tickets – £5, £7 thereafter & £10 on the door. Tickets available HERE.