We dropped in on one of our Promising talents, De’Vide whilst they were performing in their home town.

After playing several big gigs in London and across the East of the country, De’vide returned to their roots, for an intimate gig for their local fans, and they did not disappoint.

De’vide has a sound that they describe as  crisp fusion of Hiphop, R&B, Indie and Soul with an acoustic Funk edge. …the band has two members Lexi Lex and Barney Holmes.

As expected they had the crowd on their feet,  performing some great R&B covers, and of course their debut single To &Fro. If you get the chance you should definately go and see these guys live!

We caught up with the boys after the show and they told us what they had been up to since we last spoke to them, and they have been pretty busy,  the band  have been featured on BBC radio 6, with Tom Robinson, and BBC Suffolk Introducing, after their debut track To & Fro was played on BBC1Xtra, the track was chosen as Homegrown download of the week, and in December they were placed on the long list for MTV’s BRAND NEW FOR 2012. This month they have had their debut play on BBC Norfolk Introducing.  The future is definitely looking exciting for these guys.  The band have just released their second studio track ‘Drive‘ and it’s avalable for download at the bottom of this page.   Some very exciting projects are scheduled for the next few months ahead, and we will bring you all the updates very soon.

click here to listen to De’Vide’s track To&Fro

Support De’Vide by visiting their Facebook page or to hear some acoustic jamming sessions check out their YouTube channel

 Click Here to read more about De’Vide

Introducing new singer song writer, Lisa Ella.


Lisa Ella is a young fresh singer ,songwriter, who hails from Manchester, and we think she is a promising new talent, working hard to get her name and sound out there for you all to hear. Lisa Ella has had some radio play at Silk fm is featured in up and coming artists lists, and has a string of successful performances to her credit, and is making a name for herself in local circles.

The song writer soaks her R&B music with the Caribbean influence of her Bajan heritage, and it makes for a unique sound. Her singles  One Life, and Way Too Loud are a perfect example of that.

We had a little chat with Lisa Ella, to find out a little more about the artist herself, and what shes been up to.

Hi Lisa, can you start by telling us how you would describe your music?

(I would say) R&B with a hint of Reggae.

 You write your own music, what or who inspires you to write your lyrics?

 My lyrics all come from either my own life experiences, or  my friends or family lives.

 You are classically trained, where did you train?

At school & College i had vocal training once a week ,  over the years I took my exams achieving a Distinction up to Grade Six . The exams were held at different Music Examination boards.

 was your childhood home a musical one?

Definitely, my brother and cousins are all musical in some way or another.

 what kind of music was playing in your house as a child?

Soul , Reggae and Dancehall .

 Do you think hearing that music has had influenced your writing and performing style?

Yeah’ most defiantly,  especially the Dancehall , Reggae influence. I feel so comfortable adding the hint of reggae into my music, and getting down on stage it reminds me of carnival time , I love it .

 Who were your other musical influences growing up?

 Destiny child,  Alison Hinds, Sean Paul, TLC, Lionel Richie, Christina Aguilera, to name a few.

who are your musical influences now?

 They have pretty much stayed the same over the years,  obviously there are a lot of great up & coming and current artist that I look up to, and respect, such as, Jessie J, Edd Sheeran, Beyonce, Michael Buble.

 what has been your biggest moment, so far in your music career?

 It would have to be, hearing my music being played on the Radio for the first time, and  having my first live radio interview , it was so surreal  and a little overwhelming, as crazy as that might sound

What is the best advice ever given to you that you will never forget?

  Always stay grounded and stay true to who you are =) .

 Who gave you that advice?

My Family.

 Who would we find you listening to on your iPod?

  All sorts,  from Katherine Jenkins , Snow Patrol, Kings of Leon, Brick and Lace, to Chicane,  & The Saturdays. i love instrumentals by Ludovico Einaudi, I find his music truly beautiful and moving, I’m listening to him as we speak.

What’s coming up next for you?

 Continue to Perform and promote myself so people can see what I’m about and also just as importantly continue to write and record music.

 Where can your fans see you perform in the near future? 

I’m in the process of organising some more gigs, they (fans) can keep up to date with what’s going on via my  Twitter and Facebook pages.

 So make sure you check out Lisa Ella, I predict big things to come from this beautiful rising star.





 Introducing A New Fresh Innovative Music Group from the UK


  De’ Vide consists of two musicians, Lexi Lex & Barny Holmes.  Lex DJs and MCs around the UK and Europe, and has just finished a summer tour on the Zante club scene. He has written and performed his own hip-hop and R&B music for many years as a solo artist.  Barny is studying fine art at University in Norwich,  has been in various bands and projects and is currently in a number of bands with genres ranging from, Funk & Acoustic to Heavy Rock.  The two met in 2010, and after hearing each others talent,  they decided to fuse their individual sounds into one unique style, a fusion of Hip-Hop-Indie-Soul.

From then De’ Vide was born.

 I would describe their sound as a ‘crisp fusion of Hip-hop, R&B, Indie and Soul with an acoustic Funk edge .

Their live show is one to see, Barney’s guitar talent and vocals are outstanding, and the crowd pleasing talents,and clever lyrics of Lexi Lex are second to none.

De’Vide have gained an amazing amount of support in quite a short time,and are already doing things big.

 In February 2011 they came an amazing second place in the Choice FM competition to support Ne-yo & Trey songz at the o2 arena. with only a tiny percentage of votes behind the winner.  In October 2011 they were interviewed and featured on BBC Radio 1Xtra, their track “To & Fro” was selected as the Homegrown Download of the week and placed on the 1Xtra Itunes podcast

 Right now  they’re working on an EP with music producer Jammy, whose work is fast attracting the attention of big artists and labels from all over the globe.

Follow De’Vide on Twitter  /// follow De’Vide on YouTube

Fresh from their BBC Radio 1Xtra debut this month,

 De’ Vide – Vocalist/Guitarist – Barny Holmes and Rapper – Lexi Lex, will be performimg live at venues around the country.

De’Videwill be performing in the Upstairs Lounge at Tao  Norwich for Decorus Wednesdays!

 De’Vide will also be performing live at CONCRETE, Shoreditch LONDON E1   November 18th 2011 at 8pm.