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Podcast

The Unsigned Podcast is produced by Safe Music Management.

Each week we’ll bring you a more in-depth chat with the guests you can hear weekly on the Unsigned radio show on Saturdays, 6pm on Premier Gospel and 9pm on Premier Christian Radio.

All the music contained in the podcast is owned by the artist as an independent musician, and is used with their permission.

 

This week we chat to a newly rebranded James Aaron. James, a member of the Kingdom Choir, is also a talented RnB/Soul singer in his own right based in London. We met him as James Francis a couple of years ago when he released his first single, Want it all. In this episode we find out what he’s been up to since then (having a baby and singing at a certain Royal wedding) and why the new name. Mostly though we’re celebrating the banger of a new single he’s releasing at the end of this month called ‘Feeling’.

This week we are in conversation with the wonderful Dinachi, hailing from Nigeria and now based in the U.K she blends elements of folk, Gospel and soul effortlessly in her story-telling music. Dinachi has released a beautiful new single just yesterday called, Lights Go Out that was written especially for a major Nollywood motion picture. We’ll be hearing about how her journey has progressed as an artist since we last had her on the show for her release of her album Parables in 2017 and of course we’ll play the stunning new track.
My guest for this episode is Chloe Reynolds who is such a hard-working and dedicated independent artist. She will often be found lugging her keyboard up and down the country and sleeping in her van, gigging endlessly all the name of music. In fact, one year she did 279 gigs! Chloe has an amazing new album out called Arise which I think is so fitting for this wonderfully talented singer and songwriter and you’re going to get to know her a lot better in this episode too.
My guest on the Podcast this week has had an incredible year. She was already doing very well as an independent artist whilst also being an active and core member of a choir who happened to be asked to sing at the Royal wedding of Meghan and Harry last year (as you do) - The Kingdom Choir. Sharlene Monique has been a committed member of the choir for a long time and as well as enjoying the new limelight their wedding appearance has brought to the choir, Sharlene Monique has been busy using the platform to further her own solo career too and it has gone remarkably well, from re rereleasing songs to touring the UK and Europe, she is putting in the work and it is certainly paying off. Sharlene has a beautiful new single out released this week called Diamond Woman and it’s as empowering as she is. Enjoy!
This week my guest is Joel Clements who is based in Bath in the South West of England. Joel is part of the ‘Orphan No More’ creative community based there and just released his debut EP, Falling Forward, last month. The project tackles mature themes, wrestles with important questions and ultimately explores what God’s grace really looks like. It’s a very strong first project and Joel talks about his journey as an independent artist and shares some of the stories behind the songs too.
This week our guests are husband and wife duo Mas who are Steph and Michael Dickinson from Margate. The second single from their up-coming debut ep is on the way and they are carving out an interesting and unique journey for themselves. Steph runs a music charity for disadvantaged young people and Michael is a music teacher. The duo say they feel they are also in an interesting place musically; exploring a space in-between a few genres. They’ve written some songs to facilitate passionate worship in the church but they’re also exploring themes which go beyond that – it’s an exciting and refreshing mix. Steph also has been very transparent about her mental health struggles and talks candidly about it in this episode along with how the Church can deal with mental health better. You are going to want to check out their EP when it drops but first let’s get to know Mas in this week’s podcast episode.
This week we have a very honest conversation for you with our guest, Manchester based producer, Wyld, or Paul to his parents. Wyld has steadily grown in influence and stature as a producer over the last couple of years, largely due to some impressive collaborations he’s released with exciting, emerging artists at the tipping point of their careers all around the world. Collaborations from New Zealand with Cass and more recently with Sstedi in the U.S. have put Wyld’s name on many people’s lips and his music on many playlists. Paul has been very candid about his journey, the highs such as the success of these collaborations to the lows; struggling with his mental health and being on the verge of giving up. Paul’s natural curiosity has played a big part in his continued growth as a creative, as a producer and as a person and you’re going to really enjoy our chat.
This week on the Unsigned Podcast our guest is the hugely talented Matt Featherstone. Matt is a Franco British soul/jazz singer with soulful vocals and a vintage sound. Matt has recently released his debut EP 'Beyond' with co-writer and arranger Corben Lee. Matt is no stranger to the music scene he’s Prinicipal flautist of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and grew up in a very musical family, singing backing vocals for his father, in church and in various gospel choirs from a young age. A busy session singer, backing vocalist for various artists in France and the UK, and beatboxer with Shlomo and the Vocal Orchestra, he has only recently found his voice as a songwriter. Matt is proud to present this body of work as an introduction to his sound (influenced by Allen Stone, Lalah Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, jarrod Lawson, Gregory Porter...) and his reflective lyric writing and we’re pleased to introduce you to his phenomenal talent.
People often say they didn't choose their calling, their calling chose them, but in Jennifer Kamikazi's case, this is literally true: With no musical background at all, after reading a scripture she felt God say to her that she was going to be an artist. She prayed and then suddenly found she could sing and write songs and picked up a guitar and playing came easily to her. It's a miraculous story but her talent is obvious. With her story-telling songs that she says are influenced from her Rwandan roots and her unique voice, Jennifer is an enchanting artist to say the least. This week on the Unsigned podcast, Jennifer tells her story and brings some insight to the songs on her latest E.P, Wander in Wonder.

Jennifer is and Independent Artist and owns the rights to her music. It is used in this Podcast with her permission.
Becca Folkes is an award winning Gospel Music Artist.