If you’ve not heard of the artists before, read on to find out what they’re all about.
Olly Flavell is an innovative singer-songwriter whose originality captivates with ease. With wisdom beyond his years and a youthful flair, carefully crafted material naturally flows from within, making him stand out from the crowd. In combining influences from the realms of Pop and Rock Olly creates an unseen contemporary sound with nuances of classic melodies and traditional lyricism.
Olly’s charisma and stage presence bring life to his emotionally charged lyrics and anthemic choruses making his music both memorable and infectious. With foot-stomping refrains, Olly has earned himself spots at festivals such as 2000 trees, Folk on the Dock and has supported the likes of Laura White, James Veck Gilodi and Hue & Cry. Olly has even aired live in session with Mike Sweeney of BBC Radio Manchester. No matter the size of the stage, Olly’s live performances create an arena-like buzz of monumental energy, which entice and engage those of all ages.
In being a natural performer, Olly’s skilfully crafted songs have earned him the opportunity to song write in pop music for the likes of Little Mix. Collaborations with Tim Lord and Ben Newbury, stylist and video director to artists such as James Bay, also feature on his list. Off the back of such experiences Olly has toured the UK 3 times whilst promoting his latest EP, ‘My Heart In My Hand’ with new music still yet to come.
‘Tryna’ Get My Voice (To Be Heard)’ is the latest single is to be released in April. With an extensive array of experience under his belt, Olly has a Manchester headline show, mainstage festival slot, all new EP and crowdfunding campaign to come.
Olly always listens to music on Spotify, creating his own playlists of albums and artists that he likes.
Olly will host a BlueJay session on Tuesday May 1st at 8pm – don’t miss it!
Shristi Jade, an Australian born RnB singer with origins in Nepal, creates soulful soundscapes that evoke early 90s influences Mariah Carey and Aaliyah and the budding London sounds of Mabel and Jorja Smith. Her latest single “Don’t” was released in February and is produced by up and coming talent Nosa Appollo, who recently produced for Craig David on his new album “The Time Is Now”.
Shristi Jade’s debut self titled EP “Shristi Jade” showcases Shristi’s angelic vocals and idiosyncratic lyrics. Listen to the EP here. Shristi listens to music using Spotify, she makes her own playlists but she also listens to the playlists Spotify curates for her, or the Urban Flavours one.
Bee Jasmine is a singer songwriter born and raised in Manchester. Heavily influenced by soul and blues music by the likes of Nina Simone, Otis Redding, Dusty Springfield and more recently Amy Winehouse and Lianne La Havas. She has mastered her own distinctive style; a blend between old and new.
Her lyrics are brutally honest, heartfelt and easily relatable as she describes her experiences about her turbulent love life and memories of coming of age and modern day pressures and expectations.
She created an EP in 2013 named ‘Beat The Shakes’ which reflects her experiences with anxiety and heart break. She has sung in and around Manchester’s top venues such as Band on the Wall and Academy and is currently working on new material which is soon to be released later this summer. Bee listens to music on Sportify and sometimes uses YouTube. She usually creates a small playlist of her favourite artists and Spotify suggests similar artists that she will later check out. She’s not really one to create different playlists as she searches around a lot and listens to a lot of unknown or up and coming.
Lizzie Jane is a Manchester based singer/songwriter, her music is a lovely blend of folk and pop with a stand-out voice that is both incredibly unique yet warmly familiar. With influences from Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Gabrielle Aplin she aims to take you on an emotional rollercoaster of life, loss and her unfortunately terrible love life.
She released her debut EP HIM in May 2018 and as well as working on her own material she has been joining many bands and local musicians as a backing singer, taking her all over the country and on various tours. Lizzie Jane uses Spotify religiously for new and old music as well as discovering new artists, she then goes out and buys CD’s once checking them out on Spotify first.
Don’t miss Olly Flavell’s exclusive BlueJay session on Tuesday May 1st at 8pm. Donwload the BlueJay app and tune in!