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Now is not the time for silence: Indigo Marshall and Relley C, hosted by Namywa & Girl Grind UK


B:Music's Now is Not the Time for Silence series continues in partnership with Namywa and Girl Grind UK, with brand-new music from Indigo Marshall and Relley C.

The series turns up the volume on Black Birmingham artists, who have been invited to compose musical responses on the theme of racism, individual and systemic.

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Birmingham songstress Relley C took an interest in music from the early age of 6, she had always been influenced by 90s RnB and Hip hop queens such as Aaliyah, TLC and Lauryn Hill and she’d sing to anyone who’d listen!

By 12 Relley was performing at school talent shows, plays and accompanying her dad to his studio sessions on the weekends learning how to write and record whilst picking up techniques that she would later use to develop herself as an artist. At 18, Relley knew she wanted a serious career in music when she dropped out of college to study at Access To Music Birmingham. This decision brought her many opportunities including performing an original song at the Royal Albert Hall to 10,000 people alongside two fellow students Dewayne and Lady Leshurr. That same year Relley won the ATM ‘Best Vocal Artist’ Award for outstanding personal development, motivation and self management.

Fast forward to 2013 where the singer entered The Xfactor UK. She went from a 9-5 job as a housemaid to flying to the judges houses in Antigua, singing in front of one of her musical influences Mary J. Blige Relley returned to the show again in 2016, determined to reach a stage further in the competition making it the live shows and entertaining millions.

And here we are in 2021 and the beaming Brummy has a brand new single titled ‘PLT’ that is out right now! The song embodies a sweet, catchy summer vibe that`s real, relatable and created to uplift and empower on any given day!

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When it comes to the next wave of UK Soul and R&B, Indigo is a diamond contribution. With lyrics that are unfiltered and honest the Birmingham singer and songwriter’s charismatic voice captivates anyone who taps into her journey.

Indigo’s sound has been loved by BBC 1Xtra, including being a highlight of DJ Target’s Notice Board. Every single to date has had support from BBC Introducing and with her latest feel-good single ‘That’s What Love Is’ she had international radio play.

After the release of her single ‘Distraction’ she flooded Instagram Live, won a competition in support of the Black Lives Matter movement with SBTV and was named Mary-Carey (Mariah Carey and Mary J Blige) by the renowned Kenny Burns.

Indigo is currently working on her debut EP which features her untold story. Her next single ‘Questions’ is her vulnerable beginning…