Award: Do it Differently Fund

Year: 2019

Genre: Alternative/Pop

Location: Yorkshire


“UK-based, Dutch musician LIO is one of Holland’s most intriguing new singer-songwriters, having carved a reputation as someone who is able to capture the pure essence of human emotion within her music.” - All Things Loud
Netherlands-born, Sheffield-based LIO has taken the stage supporting acts such as Estrons, Skinny Pelembe, Slow Club, Our Girl and Orchards. In 2018 LIO launched as a full band, further building her eclectic sound compared to the likes of Florence and the Machine and Kate Bush. They have quickly gathered momentum through festival appearances (Liverpool Sound City, Tramlines, Y Not Festival), radio play (Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing) and their Tramlines Festival 2019 debut on T’Other Stage.
- BBC Introducing Sheffield’s ‘Top 50 Tracks of 2018’
- Unsigned Guide ‘Spotlight Artist’ January 2019
- LA Music Video Awards ‘Best Dance Video’ Nomination with ‘Growing Pains’
With a debut EP in the works at Steel City Studio and a growing number of shows, exciting times are ahead.
“Probably one of the best [live] sessions I have had the pleasure of being involved with the entire time I’ve been presenting BBC Introducing. Just incredible stuff.” (BBC Introducing Sheffield)