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Kizzy Crawford
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A Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, 19 year old Kizzy Crawford’s solo career began just two years ago. In that time, Kizzy has developed an increasing sophistication to her songwriting and performance, which is complimented by her soaring voice that boasts both range and charisma. Her ambition as a black Welsh artist is to make her mark by fusing bilingual soul/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 as well as live TV performances on S4C, Children in Need for BBC 1 and the 6 Nations advert campaign. Kizzy won the ‘Brwydr Y Bandiau’ at the National Eisteddfod 2013. She also won a Welsh Singer-Songwriter competition receiving money to record her first EP ‘Temporary Zone’ with Amy Wadge (signed to BDI Music and Ed Sheeran/Lewis Watson co-writer). In the summer, Kizzy signed to publishing company BDi / Bucks Music and Kizzy was a featured artist with Gwilym Simcock for a BBC Radio 4 music programme she has played many gigs including shows at the National Assembly for Wales during WOMEX, London Jazz Festival supporting Sarah Gillespie, Swn Festival, Hay Festival, Festival No 6, Dinefwr Festival, the Plaid Cymru Conference, Glastonbury, Wakestock, Abergavenny Food Festival (where she performed her single Golden Brown live on BBC Radio 4) and she supported Gruff Rhys, Newton Faulkner and performed alongside Cerys Matthews at The House of Commons, Westminster. Kizzy was a BBC Horizons artist last year, which saw her playing various BBC events and radio sessions including a live sessions at BBC Maida Vale. Kizzy recently toured Canada culminating in a showcase at the Prince Edward Island Festival and in the Spring, she toured Germany as support for Tom Luneburger. Recent performances include a live session for BBC Radio 3’s ‘Young Talent Day’ on The Verb, a full band set at Cheltenham Jazz Festival and the BBC Ra... ...Read more


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