Award: Future Bubblers Alumni Bursary

Year: 2020

Genre: R&B/Soul

Instrument/voice type: Songwriter

Location: North West

Website: stayquko.co.uk

I was born in Malawi but have been living in Manchester UK for practically my whole life. It is hard to really say what my influences are, it ranges from: church & gospel; to hip hop & rnb; to folk & country and whatever random tune dad will throw in the speakers (some for better, some for worse).

And then I used to copy my big bro in everything he did, from listening to Bon Iver, Drum & Bass, Olafur Arnalds, Hiatus Kaiyote, Strange Fruit Project, Frank Ocean...and vegetarianism. You can call what I do R&B, soul, pop if you want but I will give you no guarantees.

Help Musicians have been a massive help to me, I have managed to build my little studio and improve my music skills and also learnt how to play the drums. And that kick of confidence that you get from people who are willing to invest in you does BITS!
Right now I am looking forward to be working on a Collaboration EP with a range of styles and visuals. I'll be working with artists, producers, Spoken Word(ers?), musicians and singers. I will also be delving into the world of animation and cartoons, so yeah exciting right?