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At Phoenix FM we’re always celebrating young, unsigned and emerging artists – but now you can hear one artist at least twice every day on our Young Artist Of The Week feature!
04 Dec 2022: ELLA FAE
Ella Fae is a 20 year old singer/songwriter from Essex whose music has been championed on the station by Kev Piggott, Stewart Pink and Andy Gardener amongst others. Her heartfelt lyrics and arresting vocals stop you in your tracks as she speaks honestly of her struggles with mental health, relationships, identity and her place in the world. You can find her online on Spotify, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.
28 Nov 2022: TEDDIE
Teddie is an upcoming alternative rock/pop artist from Essex, drawing inspiration from her life, the people around her and the broad range of music she enjoys – from Bring Me The Horizon, Deftones and Korn, to Clairo, Holly Humberstone and Taylor Swift. Learning the guitar at the tender age 5, teddie has been completely immersed in music from a young age, developing her guitar skills whilst picking up new strings to her bow, such as production and a multitude of other instruments. Her current single, Hurts, was released on 2nd November and you can find her on Instagram and Twitter.
21 Nov 2022: THE NEW TWENTYS
The New Twentys are a rock trio from Essex – brothers Harry and Jimmy Morris and fellow muso Chris Bourne who have all appeared in other bands. They formed in the summer of 2020 and have played a number of gigs in local venues around Essex and London, with their music also appearing in TV’s Made In Chelsea. Their newest release, Take Some Ego Out, came out in September. You can find out more about them at www.thenewtwentys.com.
14 Nov 2022: MOLLY ELIZABETH
Molly is a singer/songwriter born and bred in Essex who makes music capturing the harsh emotions of relationships, breakups and everything in between. Molly first appeared on Phoenix FM when she was 16, chatting to Bob Simpson on his One 2 Three show in 2017. You can hear more of Molly’s music on her YouTube channel.
07 Nov 2022: THE LUCETTAS
A band from Essex comprising Tommy Garry on lead vocals and guitar, Lloyd Horner on lead guitar, Vincenzo Mancino on bass and Sam Templeman on drums. We’ve been featuring them since 2015 when a very young version of the band appeared on Tony Smith’s Sunday Lunch show – more recently they have been guests of Spencer Carter on The Weekend Wind-Up. They’re playing the Sebright Arms in Bethnal Green on Wednesday 9th and you can find out more about them on www.thelucettas.com.
31 Oct 2022: ROBBIE BUNSELL
Robbie is still only 17 years old but has been a regular on Phoenix FM for the last couple of years. He’s a singer/songwriter from Brentwood who writes his own material and is a regular at Phoenix FM presenter Kev Piggott’s Open Mic Nights at the Essex Arms. You can find out more about Robbie on his Facebook page.
24 Oct 2022: BLAB
BLAB is Frances Murray – a 22 year old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Southend who describes herself as D.I.Y punk for the digital age. She has released a series of singles on Essex label Cool Thing Records and has been keeping busy in recent weeks touring with Get Cape Wear Cape Fly. You can find out more about her on her Facebook page.
17 Oct 2022: LOUISE PARKER
Louise Parker is a modern country pop singer from Chelmsford, Essex. Her early career saw the release of two EPs: Robin Hood in 2013 and The Lemon Tree in 2016. The years since have seen a sea change in musical direction, ignited by a move to Nashville for several months. This added a country music influence into Louise’s sound. Since the beginning of 2019, the singer songwriter has released several singles and her debut album, achieving chart success including three number 1’s and more than five top tens on the iTunes Country Charts. You can find her on her official website at https://www.louiseparkermusic.com/.
10 Oct 2022: THE JACK-AUSTIN DESPY BLUES BAND
The Jack-Austin Despy Blues Band consists of 14 year old blues guitarist from Billericay along with Poppy Ellis on bass and Logan Amos on drums – and as they’re 13 and 15, the average age of the band is still 14! You can find them on YouTube and Facebook, or catch them at their monthly residency at the Chequers in Billericay High Street – they will be playing on 20th November and 11th December.
03 Oct 2022: KATY FOR KINGS
Katy is a 21 year old folk/pop singer/songwriter from Essex. She recorded her first session for Phoenix FM when she was just 16, at Studio 6 in Witham. Her current single, released 29 September, is Rainbow Headband and she has also released four other singles this year – Fabricated, Butterflies, Cherry Baby and Ever Getting Over Me. Katy counts Taylor Swift, John Mayer and Kacey Musgraves among her inspirations. You can find her on Facebook and YouTube.
26 Sep 2022: GRACE CALVER
Grace is an 18 year old singer-songwriter from Essex who writes tongue-in-cheek indie pop songs about her life and its highs and lows. Grace plays piano and guitar, and has performed at several big festivals including Latitude, Bardfest and Into The Wild. Her influences include Mitski, Declan McKenna, Alvvays, Waterparks and emo bands too. You can find her on Instagram @gracecalverofficial.
19 Sep 2022: FRASER MORGAN
Fraser Morgan is a singer/songwriter from Essex who brings to the stage high levels of both energy and showmanship via his solo, duo and band shows. He delivers a performance that is often compared to as if Frank Turner, Jamie T and Nizlopi were all to have some sort of weird love-child together. Fraser is an active gigger having played over 675 gigs to-date. Throughout his performance, Fraser keeps the crowd laughing with his humorous one-liners between songs whilst also speaking important messages of mental health within the songs themselves.
12 Sep 2022: ROISIN O’HAGAN
Roisin is a 24 year old independent Americana/pop singer-songwriter from Essex who has been writing, recording and performing since she was 12 years old. Roisin recently released the first two singles of her upcoming EP; ‘Sunset Valley’, which featured on Tidal’s editorial Country/Pop playlist, and ‘Road From Nevada’, a song that bursts with a lust for life, love and the things that inspire Roisin.
05 Sep 2022: SOPHIE GRIFFITHS
Sophie is a 20 year old singer-songwriter from Brentwood. She is an old soul locked in a digital age. Taking cues from legends such as Duffy, Amy Winehouse and Norah Jones but delivering with a modern twist, Sophie showcases a sharp turn of phrase and gift for ear-worm melodies that can be compared to contemporaries including Emie Nathan and Maisie Peters. In 2022 Sophie has featured on Love Island and seen widespread support on social media.