With a striking pure voice that lingers through the musical airwaves, Hobbie Stuart is one of a lucky few who can balance a frankly insane falsetto with a cool and edgy character, making him the adorable and extremely talented singer that you can’t help but fall in love with. Over four years ago, Hobbie uploaded his first cover onto YouTube of Rihanna’s ‘Only Girl (In The World)’ to what was probably only a handful of subscribers. Fast forward to 2015 and he is now dominating the YouTube scene, with 30 million views worldwide and over a quarter of a million subscribers; pretty good going for a twenty-four-year-old lad from Brighton. Read more
One of the best feelings is knowing of a band or artist before they’ve made it big and then seeing them grow into a household name. Well, that’s what I think is in store for singer-songwriter Mike Dignam. For the past five years, Mike has started to make a name for himself by supporting the likes of Lawson, Gabrielle Aplin, Lewis Watson and 5 Seconds of Summer on tour. In summer 2014, he also performed alongside McBusted, The Vamps and Scouting for Girls at Barclaycard British Summertime in none other than Hyde Park. With four EP’s under his belt and an album recorded and on it’s way, there can only be good things in store for Mike Dignam.
I first discovered Mike when I went to see Lawson perform live in March 2013. He instantly caught my attention with his up-tempo, catchy songs. After the show, I was able to meet him and he was as lovely as I imagined him to be. I purchased his EP ‘Paint’ then and there and I played it all the way home after the concert. To say I immediately fell in love with it is no understatement. With a mixture of slow, soothing ballads and funky head-grooving tunes, there is no way you couldn’t fall in love with this EP.