Award: Future Bubblers Bursary

Year: 2018

Genre: Jazz

Location: West Midlands


A classically trained organist and keys player, Broadstrokes is based in Nottingham in the UK. His music is direct and personal, and is steeped in jazz influences. His tracks often see soft, inviting melodies counterposed with brushes of discordance, but also feature powerful driving hip hop rhythms with flavours of funk and disco. His powerful four-piece live band includes the use of synth organ pedals, saxophone, trumpet, and kit.

Broadstrokes is an alumni of Gilles Peterson’s Future Bubblers program, a scheme to mentor new artists from across England and help them develop. In 2017 Broadstrokes was featured on Peterson’s latest legendary Brownswood Bubblers compilation with track 'Clean' alongside monster artists like Madison McFerrin, Vulture Street Tape Gang, Buttering Trio and more. He’s also got more music on its way, soon to be announced.