A Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, 21 year old Kizzy Crawford's solo career began just a few years ago and in that time, Kizzy has developed an increasing sophistication to her songwriting and performance, which is complimented by her soulful voice that boasts both range and charisma.
Her ambition as a young Welsh Black artist is to make her mark by fusing bilingual soul-folk jazz and she's already getting recognition for her work with airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, Jazz FM as well as live TV performances on S4C, Children in Need for BBC 1 and the 6 Nations advert campaign. Kizzy’s music is regularly used in TV & online adverts, her song ‘Caer O Feddyliau’ featured on an ident for S4C and her track 'Shout Out' and Welsh language version 'Yr Alwad', featured in the 2015 VISIT WALES TV & online ad campaign.
In 2014, Kizzy signed to publishing company BDi Music and Kizzy was later selected as a BBC Horizons12 Artist which included the opportunity to perform a live session at BBC Maida Vale. Kizzy was also a featured artist with Gwilym Simcock for a BBC Radio 4 music programme and she was invited to perform on The Verbs ‘Young Talent’ programme for BBC Radio 3. Kizzy has played many gigs including shows at the National Assembly for Wales during WOMEX, Glastonbury, London Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz, Hay Festival, Celtic Connections Glasgow, Festival No 6, Dinefwr Festival, the Plaid Cymru Conference, Blissfields, Wakestock, Abergavenny Food Festival (where she performed her single Golden Brown live on BBC Radio 4) and the Prince Edward Island Festival, Canada. Kizzy has played as support artist for Gruff Rhys, Newton Faulkner, Benjamin Francis Leftwich and has performed alongside Cerys Matthews at the House of Commons, Westminster and as guest artist for BBC National Orchestra of Wales at St David’s Hall and Brangwyn... ...Read more