We’ve made a playlist ideal for enjoying in your favourite coffeeshop… Find out more about the featured artists and bands in this blog.

Enjoying Your Coffeeshop Vibes…

With a love for pop, rock, electronic & urban music I decided to create a playlist that featured some of my favourites to listen to while enjoying a nice hot esspresso. It’s an eclectic playlist with my personal picks from these artists Spotify releases.

Listen & follow the playlist here

Read more about each of them below!

My Favourite Coffeeshop Artist & Bands…

Matthew Finch

Using genres crossing folk, americana and rock music, Matthew tells stories through songwriting, performing live gigs around Birmingham, UK.

We made a charity song & music video with him when we started out back in 2015. You can watch it here.

Find out more: https://matthewfinchmusic.net/

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Alt-pop music from myself with the new name ALXD. 

With a different direction in sound from my previous projects, ALXD will be dropping new tunes in 2019 and beyond. This project aims to follow the flow of energy and see where the music takes it. Influenced by my eclectic tastes from the 90s, 00s & current sounds, expect something alternative.

Find out more: https://alxdmusic.com/

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James T. Wilde

Indie Pop artist James T. Wilde creates a sound inspired by the likes of Bowie, Queen, Bon Jovi & the 90’s brit-pop era.

We reviewed his latest release here…

Find out more: https://jtwildemusic.com/

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Darla Jade

The Staffordshire born singer has kick-started her career by performing at Festivals, Holiday Parks, Corporate Events, Hotels, and Weddings. We met her perfoming at one of our live events back in 2018.

Her latest music delivers electronic vibes with haunting vocals. We know she has a bright future ahead… 

Find out more: https://darlajade.uk/

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‘A gifted new London artist’, Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

Recognised as much for her spellbinding music as for her mesmerising stage presence in outfits she creates herself by hand; merging fashion, dance & sonics in every live performance.

A prolific songwriter outside of her solo project, she’s had successes in the UK Club Charts, rising to #13 in summer of ‘17 with ‘Making Shapes’.

Adding to that an outspoken Ambassador for UK Music & The Featured Artists’ Coalition, she is a force of nature.

Find out more: http://www.iameckoes.com/


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Emma McGann

Penning infectious pop melodies from a young age, Emma McGann grew up with the likes of Alanis Morissette & Imogen Heap on repeat. Small-town girl Emma has since molded those melodies into bold, colossal anthems of fearless, new-pop brilliance, earning recognition from fierce female forces in the industry including Kylie Minogue, Nancy Sinatra and Beth Hart.

Her journey has seen her evolve from touring independently across schools in the U.K. to gaining BBC R1 airplay & BBC Introducing features on air and at U.K. festivals, nominations for various awards in the U.S. including two Shorty Awards and an iHeartRadio Music Award. McGann has also amassed over 10.8 million views across her music livestreams to date.

Find out more: https://www.emmamcgann.com

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Having been likened to Chvrches, Rae Morris, and London Grammar, Lycio are vocalist and lyricist Genie Mendez, keyboardist Charlie Kellie and drummer Alex Lowe.

All three members are multi instrumentalists, allowing for an exciting, collaborative and democratic writing process. Live they masterfully combine the incredible vocals of Mendez, electronic textures and music technology with 100% live performance – injecting that ‘human feel’ back into contemporary music.

Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/lyciomusic/

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James Reidy

If you’re a fan of bluesy-pop lyrics and guitars… You’ll love James Reidy.

With a sound reminicent of James Bay and artsits of simlar ilk, his single ‘Alone’ is a powerhouse of a ballad and really showcases what this singer-songwriter can do.

We hope to see more from this up and coming Birmingham artist in the future.

Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/jamesreidymusic/

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Naomi Dawes

An up and coming singer, songwriter, producer and performer from Birmingham UK.

She spent 2018 recording, producing and mixing her debut EP Muse which arrived early 2019. She has a unique sound, biographical pop lyrics, and can woo audiences with her sultry voice.

We love her sound and can’t wait to hear what she does in 2020.

Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/NaomiDawesMusic/

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Andy Jenkins

Playing regularly around the West Midlands, songwriter Andy Jenkins writes original music with honesty and emotion ranging from the personal to the political. 

His acoustic-based sound reflects eclectic influences from the Beatles to Beck, with varied stops in between.

Find out more: https://andyjenkinsmusic.co.uk/

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Call Me Unique

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist ‘Call Me Unique’ infuses the sounds of jazz, soul, futurebeats, and scat-singing.

Influenced by the sounds of Lauryn Hill, Ed Sheeran, Ella Fitzgerald & Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes. Renowned for her love of scatting and eclectic performance approach, her vibe truly is “unique”.

She is a Birmingham favourite and an artist we always love to see live… Check out the link for more info on her.

Find out more: http://www.callmeunique.com/

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Esther Turner

Birmingham’s Esther Turner fuses energetic pop and dance influences in her recordings and live shows.

She’s supported a number of high profile acts including Ed Sheehan, The Jacksons and Boyzlife. Plus, In 2019 Esther has achieved BBC introducing WM Track of the Month and best pop act at The Birmingham Music Awards.

She has a great up beat sound and puts on an awesome live show. We can’t wait to see what comes next for this rockstar of an indie artist.

Find out more: http://www.estherturner.co.uk/

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Want To Get Your Music Featured?

Are you a singer-songwriter or music artist? Want to get your music featured in our playlists and blog? 

Send your music to be reviewed using the form below…


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About the Author:

Alex Dudley is an award-winning entrepreneur, record producer, musician, software developer, inventor, husband and father to three kids with a passion for collaborating with other singer-songwriters.

Currently based in Hollywood, Birmingham. Alex has been involved in various aspects of the music industry for over 15 years.

He studied Sound Production at the University of Wolverhampton under the mentorship of renowned Birmingham engineer & producer Phil Savage. Alex later went on to obtain his Master’s degree in Audio Technology and founded dAudio Music Group in 2015.

Alex’s accolades include the Studley High School Musician of the Year in 2004 & dAudio Music Group winning the BAA Graduate Start-up of the Year award in 2017.

Want to discuss your next project with Alex? Book in for a quick chat now!