Uplift­ing and edu­cat­ing the next wave of UK R&B tal­ent


Monday 21st Nov — The Lub­ber Fiend, New­castle

Tues­day 22nd Nov — Dis­trict, Liv­er­pool

Wed­nes­day 23rd Nov — Gul­li­v­ers, Manchester

Thursday 24th Nov — Nightowl, Birm­ing­ham

Fri­day 25th Nov — 229, Lon­don


BBC Radio 1Xtra’s R&B spe­cial­ist and presenter, Ace has announced the cohort of emer­ging tal­ent tak­ing part in the inaug­ur­al Everything R&B Live. Four unsigned UK R&B artists, along­side five spe­cial guests, tour their home cit­ies across the UK this Novem­ber to devel­op their know­ledge and con­nec­tions with­in the live music industry, enhance their per­form­ance skills, and be intro­duced to new audi­ences.

The artists are:

Birm­ing­ham born artist LAN­DEL con­tin­ues to make a name for him­self with his chilled demean­or and raw authen­t­ic lyr­ics, Start­ing out as a music video dir­ect­or before releas­ing his debut single back in 2018.

New­castle based singer/ song­writer Max­ine is a R&B/ soul artist. Self described as a ‘big town girl mak­ing it out of a small town’, she released her first single “Front­line” dur­ing the pan­dem­ic, pay­ing homage to the front­line work­ers, and cre­at­ing some­thing to uplift through a dark time.

R&B sing­er, song-writer and pro­du­cer TENN from Shef­field has been mak­ing waves in his homet­own, and fur­ther afield, with his catchy lyr­ic­al con­tent, and cre­at­ive sample flips.

Yanti from Lon­don is an Indone­sian & Eng­lish sing­er heav­ily influ­enced by 90’s R&B and soul music. Hav­ing grown up fas­cin­ated by 90s pop queens, the sing­er now writes about the things she’s ‘too afraid to talk about, the things that some people don’t care to listen to in con­ver­sa­tion.’

Join­ing the tour­ing artists at each homet­own date will be soul­ful vocal­ist Shak Omar (Liv­er­pool), punchy pop star meets clas­sic­al pian­ist Lois Rae (Manchester), the BBC Intro­du­cing tipped Jam­i­l­ah (New­castle), and Wol­ver­hamp­ton nat­ive Cariss Auburn (Birmingham).A spe­cial sur­prise guest is to be announced for the final night of the tour in Lon­don.

Ded­ic­at­ing his career to the cham­pi­on­ing of R&B music across radio and clubs,  Ace is one of the most seasoned and sought-after DJ’s in the UK. His nev­er-end­ing sup­port of UK R&B has seen a prom­in­ent resur­gence in the genre, with interest from across the board and his shows are a spring­board for new tal­ent to have an oppor­tun­ity to shine.


“We had a stag­ger­ing amount of sub­mis­sions from so many incred­ible R&B artists and vocal­ists from all over the UK and If I could take them all on tour with us I would but, we’ve man­aged to whittle it down to a num­ber we believe not only show­cases the amaz­ing R&B tal­ent we have in the UK, but also shines a light on the under­rep­res­en­ted cit­ies mak­ing out­stand­ing R&B music through­out the UK. I’m so excited to be bring­ing the first Everything R&B Tour to the masses, it’s going to be a moment you won’t want to miss” — Ace, BBC Radio 1Xtra’s R&B spe­cial­ist and presenter

The edu­ca­tion and tal­ent devel­op­ment strand of the Everything R&B Live pro­gramme fea­tures mas­ter­classes from guests and music industry pro­fes­sion­als, on how to devel­op pro-act­ively whilst being cost effect­ive. Cov­er­ing top­ics of mar­ket­ing, brand­ing and more. 



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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.