We have again profiled the Best of British Unsigned Music Awards Best Male nominees so that you can find out more about them before casting your vote. Each bio is accompanied by a YouTube video so you can give them a listen while you read.
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The UK’s answer to Ben Folds, German Mancunian Albert Man is described as a modern day Elvis Costello with a bit of Jarvis Cocker and Neil Hannon thrown into the mix. Albert’s piano lead melodic pop has been showcased on both BBC Radio Leicester and BBC Essex. Albert’s debut album ‘Cheap Suit’ won ‘Best Independent Album’ at the 2016 Alternative Friday blog awards.
Huddersfield born singer-songwriter Arro Jones is based in Manchester. He previously gigged prolifically as part of a duo but after taking some time to get back to writing he changed his primary instrument from guitar to synths and keys. Jammerzine wrote of his latest single Twilight ‘if The Killers were from Yorkshire and had been living in Manchester for a few years you’d expect that they may sound a little like this little indie gem. Play it loud!’
Charlie Moss is a 21-year-old BIMM Brighton graduate with two iTunes charting EPs under his belt. His tracks ‘The Winter Song’ and ‘Hold My Heart’ were both featured as BBC Introducing Track of The Day on national radio. He has supported Chris Leonard, Franklin Lake and Louis Berrie and played shows at major venues including The Engine Rooms, The Joiners and 02 Academies.
Taking inspiration from the likes of Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd and Usher Charlie Sanderson spends day and night in the studio honing his craft and perfecting his material. The Essex based singer-songwriter began making music in 2016 in his friend’s garage and gained instant recognition from radio shows such as The Lashawna Show on Reprezent Radio London, BBC Introducing and of course Best of British Unsigned. His sound is an irresistible mix of R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop and Chill Out.
DD Allen is a 25-year-old singer-songwriter from Bournemouth. Having caught the ear of James Blunt, resulting in a support slot at his hometown Moon Landing arena show, DD quickly set his sights on greater things. Mixing quality songwriting and distinctive production values, he has worked to define a sound that is both contemporary and sustainable. His compelling sound is a blend of irresistible guitars, soulful harmonica and heartfelt vocals.
Breaking boundaries between Rap and Pop, J Smirk is a Hip-Hop artist from Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Mr Macee is a 23-year-old versatile rapper, singer-songwriter from Birmingham. With a passion for reading, writing and poetry and his experience of growing up in inner city Birmingham, Mr Macee quickly started putting his lyrics to beats. His performance experience to date has seen him perform on the same line-up as several big name artists such as Angel, Fuse ODG and Sir Freddie McGregor
Championed by BBC Introducing, Indie artist Richard Morris was invited to be the first ever artist in the BBC Radio Solent Live Lounge and played an exclusive radio session for BBC Introducing live at Godiva Festival. His music has been used by the likes of mega companies LATAM Airlines and the London Instagram and has been air played on numerous BBC radio stations and FM Broadcasts. Richard has played many festival dates and been billed alongside Big Moon, Little Comets and Rocky NTI.
Tom Forest, aka Tom Gracefield, is a British singer-songwriter and guitarist. After a decade playing in bands, Tom made his first solo album with long-term collaborator Isabel Gracefield, whose grandmother’s name is Forest. ‘Hope’ was recorded over several months in their London flat and at RAK studios in London. The Line of Best Fit wrote of the record ‘Tom Forest’s command of melody and tempo is a testament to his songwriting ability which is both touchingly fragile and heartbreakingly honest.’