Last night I attended the BBC 1Xtra private press event, which took place in ‘ultra chic’ Notting Hill. Yeah that’s right Janice aka Miss Mad News is moving up in the world haters! (LOL)
UK artists Skepta, Lethal B, Yasmin, Agrro Santos and Ed Sheeran all performed live and 1xtra DJs Tim Westwood, Ace & Invisible (I only spotted Invisible though), Semtex, Trevor Nelson, Twin B and Gemma Cairney were also all in attendance.
I must say that one of the highlights of the evening for me was finally seeing the living legend that is DJ Tim Westwood in the flesh on the decks. It was EMOTIONAL!!!
Anyway, singer/songwriter Ed Sherran and newcomer Yasmin names keep popping up on my Twitter timeline, but last night was the first time I’d actually stopped and listened to their music.
I can see Ed Sherran going on to enjoy huge success. He sounded pretty good and makes the kind of music that the media/mainstream loves to embrace these days.
Singer Yasmin wasn’t bad either. She has potential and if given the opportunity to work with a talented producer could go far.
As for the other acts who performed…
Skepta, Aggro Santos and Lethal B, each did their thing – especially Skepta 😀 However every time I looked at Aggro I just kept on flashing back to his time in the ‘jungle’, on TV reality show I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
But all in all I have to say that BBC 1xtra threw a decent event. There were no showbiz antics and tomfoolery, just good music, friendly people and a nice, cool pleasant vibe. Well done 1xtra!