Join us this October as HOME Sound Sessions returns for another celebratory night of live music.
Hosted by Reece Williams, HOME Sound Sessions 2022 will showcase three Black female artists performing original new music and covers, spanning rap, R&B, classic Motown and pop.
About the artists
“What a voice, and what a sound as well!” – Andrew Marston (BBC Introducing, Hereford and Worcester)
Described as an “absolute incredible talent” by Andrew Marston of BBC Introducing, Lakshmi is a Manchester based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a background in classical music. Along with her band and string trio, Lakshmi released her debut EP on 1st May 2020, which combines soulful folk/pop with haunting lyrics and string arrangements. Lakshmi has performed as a soloist at the Birmingham LG Arena and with the RNCM Session Orchestra, and was recently named BBC Introducing Artist of the Week for Hereford and Worcester.
Also trained as a classical violinist, Lakshmi has performed and recorded extensively as a session musician for artists including Ed Sheeran and Tyler the Creator, Ollie West and the Wildflowers, The Brand-New Heavies, and Garage Classical. Lakshmi draws influence from artists such as Lianne La Havas, Jorja Smith and Elbow.
Meduulla is a 23 year-old Mancunian rapper who is paving her way into the UK rap scene. Having written poetry since the age of 13, she prides herself on her witty lyricism and wordplay, and takes great inspiration from artists such as Lauryn Hill, Noname and Kendrick Lamar. Her experience as a Queer, Zimbabwean migrant in a male dominated field gives her music a unique perspective that epitomises unapologetically carving out spaces for yourself in places others might consider impossible.
- Instagram, TikTok, Spotify: @Meduulla
- Listen and watch on Youtube
Described by Will.I.am as a cross between Lauryn Hill and Rihanna, Monique achieved nationwide acclaim by reaching the late stages of the Voice UK. This success led to Monique receiving funding from the prestigious PRS Lyndsey de Paul prize.
With a range of songs spanning from sweet R&B to classic Motown & Pop music, Monique has great adaptability and a unique angelic sound perfect for those special events.