Success Express Presents:

Tilly Valentine plus guests

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Last Show: Tuesday 21 st November 2023

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Success Express continues to introduce exciting new Independent artists to new audiences at PizzaExpress Live. We are thrilled to present rising new independent artist and recent Radio 1 Tip of the Week Tilly Valentine plus special guests.

Tilly Valentine

Hailed for “truly developing her own sound" (Wonderland), rising independent artist Tilly Valentine has soothed the ears of tastemakers across BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, BBC 6 Music, The Hot List, Jazz FM and more. Valentine’s diverse soundscape drifts between jazzy mellow and soulful works to playful pop tracks, with her latest single making BBC Radio 1’s Tip of the Week.

The BRIT School Alumna’s “beautiful pop music” (BBC Radio 6 Music) has made waves while garnering millions of streams, having performed at her hometown venues O2 Academy in Oxford, Truck Festival, as well as London’s Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Jazz Cafe and tour slots alongside Submotion Orchestra, Hollie Cook, Billy Lockett and Skinny Living.

Walking a tightrope between new discovery and mass appeal, Tilly Valentine is making waves with her highly anticipated headline show.

With the support:

Rachel Jane

Rachel Jane is a force to be reckoned with. With an iconic smooth voice; liquefied in soul, flavoured with R&B and packaged in pop, she remains an honest, fearless and empowering writer and performer. With huge support from BBC Introducing and BBC Radio and a number of songs and EPs released to critical acclaim, she is certainly one to watch.

An extensive vocal range and songs with unforgettable melodies, Rachel is a dynamic and powerful performer. Rachel “manages to effortlessly leap between a smooth, sultry and expansive sound into a more pop, soulful vibe at a moments notice. All backed up by sparkling melodies and hypnotic beats” (Love Pie). Rachel Jane’s songs “will leave you feeling both mesmerised and empowered” (celebmix). 

“You can hear newness, freshness and excitement” (BBC Introducing) in Rachel’s music. With an inspiring message of self-love, an infectious hook, soaring vocals and hypnotic beats, Rachel Jane returns with her brand new single ‘Better Off’; an empowering anthem that encourages listeners to move on from toxic mindsets and relationships, and to find their inner strength and confidence again.

Rachel Jane was shortlisted for Radio 1's 2021 Live Lounge Introducing competition, with over 10,000 applicants, Rachel was just 1 of 2 artists who were shortlisted from BBC Introducing in The West. “Remember the name, Rachel Jane” (BBC Introducing).

Madeleine

An emerging player in the nu-jazz and UK soul scene, MADELEINE is a singer, songwriter and producer taking influence from the progressive electronics of Flying Lotus and Kiefer, whilst showcasing the tuneful sensibilities of songwriters Lianne La Havas and Stevie Wonder. With support from Jazz FM, BBC Introducing and WordPlay, she's also a celebrated session musician, touring the world as keyboardist for the likes of Arlo Parks, Poppy Ajudha and Kwaku Asante. The influences of her travels can be heard across her debut EP ‘Colour Me’, providing snapshots of the sonics of late night drives across the USA set against naturalistic imagery and soulful, jazz-tinged songwriting. Having grown up in a musical family, MADELEINE’s influences are rooted in jazz, soul, and fusion genres. Training classically on piano and violin from the age of 7, she started her musical journey consuming an eclectic range of genres. Watching her mother performing as a jazz pianist from an early age encouraged her to pursue a career as an instrumentalist, as well as a vocalist. After studying at The BRIT School, MADELEINE went on to explore popular music at Goldsmiths University of London, where she began to explore a deeper songwriting narrative. Making a name for herself in the London Nu-Jazz Scene as a keys player, she began to expand her sound as a producer, and released her acclaimed debut EP ‘Colour Me’ in 2021. Since then she has toured worldwide with Arlo Parks.