Indigo Marshall, Kezia Soul, Tom Aspaul and Swing Thing kicked off the Commonwealth celebrations in the heart of Birmingham last week
Birmingham born and raised singers Indigo Marshall and Kezia Soul provided their soulful tones to the crowds of Victoria Square last Sunday.
Indigo’s been loved by the likes of BBC 1Xtra and BBC Introducing, Dappy and Carrol Thompson. She even headlined a performance in Symphony Hall! She recently released her debut EP "The Fall". Indigo's heartfelt and honest lyrics are carried by her charismatic voice.
Kezia appeared on The Voice UK in last year, and has performed at many venues and festivals across the country, and is currently working on her debut EP. Her voice is captivating and delivers soulful lyrics to her audience. She also did a watch party for B:Music during the pandemic.
We had a very vibrant performance from Tom Aspaul and Friends on Saturday.
This extremely talented artist has written songs for Kylie Minogue and Celeste and has recently released his second album "Life in Plastic" after his first "Black Country Disco" received critical acclaim.
Tom was supported by Foxgluvv, an unapologetically queer artist who has created the perfected her ‘hungover-pop’ sound, and London Based but Midlands born DJ Wayne.
Jim Wynn Swingtet had the whole crowd moving!
Jim Wynn Swingtet is a Jazz band which is Birmingham's answer to the famous Glenn Miller Orchestra!
The founder, Jim Wynn, is an aspiring music composer and arranger for film television, educational purposes and public performance. He has always had an interest in traditional jazz. He used this passion to create the band in 2015 along with the Jim Wynn Orchestra.
Last Monday the band performed some 1930s and 40s inspired swing style jazz. They even had the crowd doing the Lindy Hop dance!