Lianne La Havas
Lianne Le Havas is one of today's most sought after artists. Recently announced as a Mercury Award nominee alongsige the likes of hometown hero Richard Hawley and math pop troubadours Alt-J, her career has taken off from humble beginnings. While attending sixth-form in Croydon, a friend of La Havas', singer and songwriter Allan Rose, (who attended the Brit School) introduced her to other musicians who assisted La Havas in the recording of her first demos. Through that same friend, La Havas was also introduced to British singer, Paloma Faith; she later sang backing vocals on tour for Faith. In 2010, Lianne signed to Warner Bros. Records, spending two years developing her songwriting skills before releasing music publicly.
Her first EP Lost & Found was released on 21 October 2011 on the Labour of Love label and featured Willy Mason on the opening track, "No Room For Doubt". La Havas made her television debut on BBC Two’s Later… with Jools Holland, a program that also featured Wisconsin folk band Bon Iver. Her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough? was released on 9 July 2012 to huge acclaim and has already had success across the pond. To see her play The Leadmill is a real treat. Next year, it might be arenas!
The Leadmill, 6 Leadmill Road, Sheffield S1 4SE