FRIDAY- GARDEN OF EDEN PERFORMERS
Childhood friends, Leeds-based pop-folk band Sunflower Thieves are a strong soulful sisterhood nurturing a unique sound, through ethereal vocal harmonies and honest lyrics to sooth the mind. Each track is hugely personal to the songwriters, hence the intimate atmosphere and sincere performance you experience in watching them.
BBC Radio 2 young folk award winner 2019. Contemporary folk music about LGBTQ rights, CSA, Feminism, trauma and all that other light breezy stuff.
The alias of musician Sam Da Silva backed by a band, the outfit creates guitar-driven indie-alternative music, with lyrics influenced by their life experiences, British culture, and growing up in the 21st century.
SATURDAY- GARDEN OF EDEN PERFORMERS
Melissa grew up in Bradford. She attended Tong Leadership Academy with classmate Zayn Malik. She started performing at age seven and recorded her first self-written song in the studio at age 11.
In 2007, Steel, then 14, uploaded her first YouTube video and built an international fan base of people who would watch her covers. In the midst of building her profile online via YouTube and Myspace, Steel continued her work in the studio and began travelling to London to build her connections.
In 2014, she was signed to Atlantic Records UK and featured on Kove's single "Way We Are", released on 13 July 2014. The song entered at number 30 on the UK Singles Chart. On 27 July 2014, she released her debut single "Kisses for Breakfast" featuring Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan. The single peaked at number ten on the UK Singles Chart for the week ending 9 August 2014, becoming Steel's first top ten entry on the chart. She features on Krishane's debut single "Drunk and Incapable", which was released on 12 October 2014 and peaked at number 27 on the UK Singles Chart. Steel rounded off the year with a MOBO award nomination for "Best Newcomer" and was shortlisted for MTV's Brand New for 2015. Steel also helped Krishane support Ariana Grande on the UK leg of 'The Honeymoon' tour. In December, Steel featured on Blonde's single "I Loved You", which entered the UK chart at number 7 and is certified Platinum.
Born in Zimbabwe and raised in Doncaster, Rumbi Tauro is bringing her own flavour of soulful R&B which is light and breezy on the ears, Rumbi has music in her DNA. Having performed across the UK at the likes of: Headrow House, Band on the Wall, The Leadmill, Tramlines Festival, Boxpark Croydon and the Deaf Institute. Tauro continues to receive the support from BBC stations from Radio Sheffield & Manchester - having the opportunity to record Introducing live lounges for the local stations.
Rumbi Tauro is most at home on stage allowing her audience to connect with her on a deeper level. Her songs take on a life of their own when they venture into the public consciousness.