Jelli Records Presents

Live Playlist Unsigned Sessions

Bashema + Funkinsteins - Unplugged

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Last Show: Monday 28 th January 2019

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Every week in selected PizzaExpress restaurants, for the past two years, our Live Playlist musicians have been entertaining guests up and down the country. Unsigned Sessions takes this to the next level, giving four different acts a chance to showcase their own material in front of industry and audiences in London. Come to see tomorrow’s biggest stars as they begin their journey to fame! 

“Bashema takes you on an emotional journey as her music changes from pop to jazz to blues.” The Note Magazine

“From the opening notes of Get Up and Dance, the Funkinsteins had the Fleece audience by the throat, and they shook them around and wrung them out.” The Fleece Bristol


A jazz influenced soulful songstress with an edgy twist and superb piano skills. Bashema performs an eclectic mix of music ranging from her own self penned compositions to jazz, blues and pop covers. Niece of Jamaican Reggae legend Keith Hudson and cousin of Acclaimed New York Hip Hop artist Keith "Tryfle" Hudson Jr., Bashema has a great tradition of music behind her and a passion to go with it. In 2018 Bashema became a finalist in Prides Got Talent London and performed at Pride in London 2018. Her latest double A side single ‘Tell Her’ was launched in 2017 and Bashema will be recording and releasing her debut album in 2019. Later in 2018 Bashema will be featured in an Amazon TV documentary about grass roots music industry.

"Beautifully played with great piano work" - Ludovico Einaudi 

"Mixing jazz & classical piano playing with sultry vocals on top, marvellous".  Martin Booth Bristol Evening Post

"Liberty is a bring-tears-to the-eyes instrumental waltz, a looping tune that rings with uncertainty & melancholy before blossoming."  Anna Britten Venue Magazine


Funkinsteins - Unplugged

Take three musicians with three different musical backgrounds and you end up with jazz funk and rock. This three-piece Bristol outfit take these three genres of music to a new level; performing fully electrified and you have raw power and energy, performing acoustically and their sound becomes something quite magical. In short there is nothing musically that quite matches them.

Blending funky dance music with smidgens of rock and jazz, amplified or acoustically, the band delivers what can only be described as a breathtaking and captivating product guaranteed to entertain audiences. The music is tight and melodic and will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand firmly to attention and leave audiences wanting more!