Tabitha Jade

Award: MOBO Help Musicians Fund

Year: 2020

Genre: R&B/Soul

Instrument/voice type: Singer-songwriter

Location: North West

Website: tabithajade.com

Emerging R&B singer songstress has scooped a multitude of National awards across emerging; radio, and live music platforms. The artist has been championed by OpenMic, Song Academy, and LIMF as one of the UK Emerging Top 20 and Ones’ to Watch. In 2019 she received her most significant achievement to date nominated as Urban Music Awards One to Watch. Her last release SECRET won over Capital Xtra & ISAWITFIRST as part of a National Search to find UK’s Best Emerging Female Artists. It then received industry recognition as the final Producers Pick of Week for 2019 from BBC Introducing Merseyside, a fitting way to end the year.

She’s no stranger to main stages with her band, described at Africa Oye 19 as “being impressive having genuine star potential”. 2018/19 she opened the main stage at Manchester Pride supporting Rita Ora, Alexandra Burke and Sigala. Her live performance of song What You Were Like received BBC1Xtra support and lead to a live interview with DJ Target. Follow up demo Nothing On Me received another play by 1Xtra DJ Ace. Caught Up notched up further national support including GRM Daily. As we move into 2nd half of 2020 there is a real sense of affirmation, with new music dropping Sept 20 FYI which will be followed up with a visual and remix. This single will be the first off her debut EP titled No Label out Nov 2020. The project shines a light on her musical journey to date as an independent dual heritage female RnB artist within a male dominated industry and even more so world of MOBO.

Help Musicians support has simply given me the ability to make the plan of an Album project become a reality. As an independent artist funding is a constant battle, and I had through my own resources funded an EP and a number of unreleased demos for the next project, but had ran out of monies and faced the prospect of reverting back to single releases again. However with support from Help Musicians I will now be able to complete enough songs to release an album. I feel honored to have been chosen for support by such a leading platform. This has given me such a confidence boost and belief that i must keep striving towards my goals.

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