The Sound of Everything UK are thrilled to announce that Unsigned & Gifted, originally launched as a popular live events series pre-pandemic, is now fully relaunched as an artist development programme, with support from the Arts Council of England and The National Lottery UK, PRS for Music and The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP). This time it is a bigger and more ambitious project that builds on the 2019 concept of the Unsigned & Gifted monthly live showcase and will now run as a yearly programme consisting of three key activities: live events, educational workshops, music licensing opportunities. Our next live showcase is on 12th of October 2023, at the beautiful Fox & Firkin in Lewisham; the venue where Kate Bush made her live debut. Three acts from our January 23 cohort: Tega Mendes, Fleur, and Jamie Bennett will be on stage to showcase the music that made us love them! Tega Mendes is an Indie Soul artist based in London. She possesses a deeply-rooted love of harmony which is evident throughout her arrangements, from the rich layering of melodies to the characterful, and at times, dramatic backing vocal arrangements. Her music has been compared to genre-defying artists such as Laura Mvula and Lianne La Havas. Soul-led with an adventurous approach to composing, her music effortlessly blends quirks with calmness. Fleur is a London-based artist whose unique sound incorporates both her English and French voices. She touches on personal and meaningful topics through her reflective indie/folk and pop tracks. Fleur crafts her original songs through contrasting thoughtful lyrics with upbeat and catchy arrangements. Jamie Bennett is an Irish singer-songwriter and producer. Taking inspiration from an eclectic mix of artists from D’angelo and the Soulquarians to James Blake and Massive attack, Bennett connects the dots with a mixture of creative production, hypnotic keyboard hooks and his signature vocal style.