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Hedara – Skin Deep

Since leaving the BRIT Academy in 2016 along with Freya Ridings, Hedara – aka Scarlet Billham – nearly died by falling into a diabetic coma. Little did Scarlet know that she had type 1 diabetes until she was omitted to hospital.

This led Scarlet to reevaluate her music and scrap everything to start again. Over the past 16 months she has been working with a number of songwriters and soon found a connection with Carey Willetts (Dua Lipa, Freya Ridings, Dermot Kennedy) who helped co-write and produce 8 tracks, 3 of which form the foundations to her Debut EP – Slow.

Hedara received excellent support from Radio 2 via Jo Whiley’s new music show and appeared on a number of Spotify, Apple and Deezer playlists. She is back with her second single Skin Deep, which is all about finding your strength.

‘You’re the one finally taking control in a relationship where someone has tried to play you like a puppet on a string, now you’re the one calling the shots.

I wanted an anthemic feel to the song, so I took a lot of inspiration from female musicians that I admire like Florence and the Machine, Jessie Ware and Dua Lipa.’

She’ll be supporting Tom Speight at Bush Hall on the 21st November

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Barny, Tom, Henri and Mariona have been together for just over a year. At the end of 2013 their fledgling fan base helped them fund an EP through pledge music that hit its target in 2 days. Since then, they have been working with Gordon Mills Jr (Ed Sheeran, Newton Faulkner), Nick Atkinson (Gabrielle Aplin, Saint Raymond), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran, Lewis Watson) and Athlete’s Carey Willets who produced their debut single, “Imperfections”. This was released in August with support from BBC introducing, culminating in a sold out show at the Camden Barfly.

They have been touring heavily across the UK and Europe, taking in festival stages at Bushstock, Weyfest and headlining the second stage at Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival, as well as appearing in adverts for Sony and HTC mobile phones along the way.

Early support from BBC Introducing, 6 Music and Amazing radio have started to open them up to a wider audience and they are currently in the studio working on their next EP.

WHAT THE BLOGS ARE SAYING

“Gaining a cult following via some truly special live shows”
– Clash Music

“a truly mature and warm sound that’s perfect for the incoming autumn weather.”
– The 405

“Passport to Stockholm have the feel of a new young band on the brink of a breakthrough. Their Chemistry EP may well be the vehicle to propel them up a gear.”
– A music blog, yeah?

“Ever since we first laid our ears upon their music we’ve been in awe of it all!”
– It’s All Indie

“These guys can be given a passport to anywhere they wish to go to. The vocals fit perfectly and for a relatively new band they are hitting all the right notes at all the right times. Stay tuned!”
– Fresh on the Net

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