We have profiled the Best of British Unsigned Music Awards Best Female nominees so that you can do your research before voting. Each bio is accompanied the female artist most recent Youtube video so that you can give them a listen whilst you read.
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Amber Burgoyne is a 20-year-old acoustic singer-songwriter from Colchester currently based in Brighton. She is studying music at BIMM with a particular passion for jazz and soul music, which comes through in her music. Amber currently works in a shoe shop using all her spare money to pay for recordings, which have relatable lyrics with love and loss as key themes.
Born in the Welsh Valleys, Chey makes alternative indie pop with sultry, soulful lyrics and mesmerising guitar riffs. Her debut single Dirty Love takes a unique view upon a love affair where the woman is in total control of what happens next. Having performed internationally for over 25 years, Chey began working with top London producer David Ezra who has worked with X Factor finalists Reggie & Bollie. She has had great support from BBC Introducing and local radio.
Daisy Clark is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter from Newquay, Cornwall. Her colourful folk pop sound is brimming with soulful vocal harmonies. Daisy’s distinctive voice and style have made her a much sought after act on the South Coast live music scene, resulting in her performing at many top festivals and venues. After several viral successes her profile is now on the rise across International shores.
Doe Hadfield was born in New Zealand, raised in Australia, and now lives in London. In the last few years she has worked with producers in L.A who have recorded the likes of Michael Jackson and Fleetwood Mac. She has been played on American Radio reaching No. 34 on the Billboard Top 40 Radio Chart and No. 42 on the Mediabase Activator Chart, being the only unsigned artist at the time. Doe has been working on her new sound for the past year, blending the lush dark sounds of the orchestra with Pop to give her style cinematic drama.
Jade Helliwell is a singer-songwriter from West Yorkshire. Her style is a notably British blend of pop and country. Music and songwriting are Jade’s way of telling her story and the stories of those around her. Her songs are influenced by pop and country artists old and new, such as Taylor Swift, Patsy Cline and Kacey Musgraves. Jade has opened for some amazing artists such as The Christians, The Muldoon Brothers and T-Rex. Her album ‘Forget The Night’ stormed straight to number 2 on the UK Country charts on its first day of release and reached number 47 in the iTunes chart.
Originally hailing from Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, The Voice finalist Leah McFall’s music is vocal lead new RnB / Pop. She released EP ‘Ink’ in March. Glasgowist says her EP is ‘contemporary pop with an electronic edge, (…) a refined collection of stories about breaking free from creative shackles and refusing to fit the cookie cutter mould for the standard chart musician.’ Leah has recently posted about working with Ghetts and MNEK on social media.
Side stage, sleeping in guitar cases whilst her parents performed, Melody naturally landed here. She’s now embracing the tea drinking, storytelling life of a folk songstress, on the start of her own little journey. She writes and performs her own unique style of acoustic contemporary folk, complimented with a distinctive country flavour introduced through her charismatic vocals. Melody’s original music combines her strong emotional lyrical content with her passion for performing, creating a young, motivated and exciting new act.
BRIT School graduate Scarlet has gained UK and US management, a top live agent, festival appearances including Secret Garden Party, co-writing and vocal session’s interest with top writers and artists, filmed live sessions for Balcony TV and Ont’Sofa and ended last year on a high as main support for the first three sold out Ward Thomas shows. Her debut single ‘X’ was featured on BBC Introducing’s Best of 2016 show.
Residing in Sonning Common, Siobhan O’Flaherty-Hilder is a dreamy, bluesy acoustic act who has transformed her music with the interplay of electronic and acoustic sounds. She spends her time producing music that effortlessly touches the soul. Inspired by many genres, she draws her influence from Dubstep, Experimental Electronic, Neo Jazz and Blues. Siobhan has recently worked with Paul Heard from multi award winning band MPeople
Tabitha Jade is a multi-award winning singer-songwriter, one of the UK’s top teen talents. The precocious singer has a powerful full and distinctive vocal, the music is infused with pop, R&B and Dance. She is a prolific writer, the subject matter reflecting her own observations. With her band, the music is delivered in its fullest form, bass and drum driven, the perfect background for her vocal to transcend. Her single ‘What You Were Like’ received 1Xtra airplay.