Leeds Conservatoire Artists Confirmed for Sound City 2022

By Lauren Bickerdike


We're thrilled to announce our partnership with Liverpool Sound City 2022! The Sound City team has chosen artists from Leeds Conservatoire for the sixth year in a row.

Mia Jade, Alfie Blue, Little Planets and Imogen Harper will perform as part of the festival, which will take place in the heart of Liverpool from 30 April to 1 May. Our selected artists capture the diverse range of skills and styles found at Leeds Conservatoire, and we can't wait to see them take to the stage on 1 May. Sound City is one of the many performance opportunities available to students at Leeds Conservatoire.

Find out more about our artists:

Since lockdown, they have been gaining attention gigging across the north, most recently supporting artists such as SPINN and Sarpa Salpa on their UK tours. As well as playing Liverpool Sound City festival this summer, the band will be following up their successful single 'Silent' with more new music to be released later this year.

Listen to Little Planets perform 'Circles' as part of our Crosswire Sessions: 

Backed by her dynamic four-piece band, who met whilst studying at Leeds Conservatoire, Harper's live set includes her own anthemic singles, interpretative reworks of pop classics and slow emotional ballads. A string of radio plays on the BBC introducing and popular country station Chris Country among other stations, has seen Code Red well received. With plans for an EP release soon, Imogen Harper is a live act with an exciting upward trajectory.

With inspiration from Mac Demarco, the 1975 and Rex Orange County, Alfie Blue have a unique dream-like sound giving off a chill, feel-good vibe. After playing several gigs across Leeds and the North East, Alfie Blue are rising in the Leeds scene, playing headline shows at Wharf Chambers and the Lending Room and supporting bands such as 'Only Sun' at Hyde Park Book Club.

The band has cultivated a broad fanbase, ranging from young teens to a more mature audience, with their old school covers such as 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World' by Tears for Fears. The band have also worked with This Feeling HQ and Future Sound Events. Alfie Blue will be releasing new music and performing live throughout 2022.

Mia then discovered her love of songwriting and began writing for herself. Mia has been developing as a solo artist for around two years and has just released her debut single, with an EP in the process. As a member of the LGBT community, Mia doesn't hide her identity and shares her experience through her music.

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By Lauren Bickerdike

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