Award: Future Bubblers Bursary

Year: 2019

Genre: R&B/Jazz

Location: North West


Born in Mogadishu, and raised in Manchester, by way of Denmark, HMD’s experiences and heritage have shaped his perspective on the world, which are grounded in moral quirks that defy his surrounding, living in inner-city Moss Side, Manchester. Born into a clan renowned for its poets and storytellers, genetics go some way in explaining HMD’s lyrical prowess.

HMD’s music explores identity, love and loss through a sonic lens
moulded by his formative years spent listening to pop and R&B while
Living in Denmark, HMD has cemented his status as one of Manchester’s most intelligent vocalists.