Jack Garratt Wins BBC Radio 1 Sound Of 2016
The New Year is barely a week old and already a spate of exciting new artists have burst onto the scene with their fresh and innovative songs hitting the airwaves and delighting millions of radio listeners.
Alessia Cara, NAO, The Blossoms, WSTRN and Mura Masa are just some of the singers and musicians tipped to have a prosperous 2016 by BBC Radio 1, arguably the finest champion of new music in the country, while a number of artists who dominated the 90s and 00s are making big comebacks, such as R&B stars Craig David and Brandy.
The individual tipped to be the standout star of the year, according to the BBC Sound of 2016, is experimental singer-songwriter Jack Garrett. The Buckinghamshire-born 24-year-old has come a long way since coming last in the UK heats of Junior Eurovision 2005, putting that disappointment behind him to hone his music and songwriting skills and become the force he is today.
A one-man band, Jack sings live while playing guitars, keyboards and drum pads, and is also adept at playing the harmonica, mandolin and ukulele. His eclectic, uncategorisable blend of styles has won him an army of fans, as well as the title of BBC Introducing Artist of the Year at this year’s BBC Music Awards prior to his latest gong.
“I love music and everything it does,” Jack once said, “so why not have a crack at everything!” This is the same ethos we follow at Champions Music & Entertainment, and we boast a thoroughly eclectic mix of artists and genres suitable for every occasion.
For example, we are proud to count legendary boyband Blue among the stars in our roster. The four-piece are part of the soundtrack of the early noughties, with hits like All Rise, Too Close and If You Come Back proving constant fixtures in the UK charts.
At the other end of the musical spectrum is Beardyman, a British multivocalist, musician and comedian from London renowned for his beatboxing skills and use of live looping. He frequently experiments with elements of drum and bass, dubstep, breakbeat, trance, techno and other associated forms of electronic dance music.
To find out more about Blue, Beardyman or any of the other acts that Champions Music & Entertainment can book for your gig or production, simply fill in our online form today or call us on +44 1509 85 29 27.