UTA Music: Hear This05 May 2022 - Press release
UTA has announced a new curated live series, Hear This, launching at The Grace in London on Tuesday 10th May 2022.
The inaugural event showcases women in R&B and Soul, and features the talented Claudia Valentina, Menlia and Tolü Makay. With performances for an audience of carefully selected industry figures and new music fans, the series is designed to provide early amplification for some of the most exciting newcomers during the early stages of their careers. Future events, set to take place every three months, will continue to spotlight the most vibrant emerging talent, genres and cultures surrounding the leading international agency’s London operations.
Rebecca Prochnik, UTA’s Director of Growth and Strategy for UK Music, said: “The true strength of an agency is measured equally by its ability to develop new talent, as it is in elevating established acts. The more we proactively cultivate spaces for showcasing the artists, scenes and cultures that we’re most excited about, and the more we work on bringing game-changing opportunities to the table, the better equipped our new artists are for success.”
Hear This: Introducing the artists
The first Hear This event in May 2022 brings together three of the most promising new voices in the UK and Ireland right now, for an unmissable night of discovery at The Grace in Islington, London.
Claudia Valentina, named MTV’s UK Push Artist in 2021, is a confident 21-year-old superstar-in-waiting, ready to become the new dominant force on the pop landscape, having already racked up over 13 million streams for her debut single “Seven”.
From North West London, Mnelia exploded onto the scene in early 2020 and truly embodies the evolution of British R&B. Having amassed millions of streams in a short space of time with her flawless vocals and a healthy dose of nostalgia in her sound, Mnelia is firmly on the rise and not to be missed.
Singer, songwriter, and performer Tolü Makay has quickly become a leading creative voice of Ireland. Her track “N17”, released in 2021 saw her achieve an impressive accolade as the highest ever charting solo woman artist in Ireland, and has since been duly recognised as the “Best Female Artist” at the Black & Irish Awards 2021.
Tickets for Hear This are priced at £6 plus booking fees, available directly from The Grace venue website. Industry figures can reach out to UTA with guest list requests, availability limited.
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