Kizzy Crawford, a Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, her solo artistcareer began just two years ago. In that time, Kizzy has developed an increasing sophistication to her song writing and performance, complimented by her soaring voice that boasts both range and charisma. Her ambition as a black Welsh artist is to make her mark by fusing bilingual soul/jazz — she’s already getting recognition for her work with her music regularly being played on BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cymru as well as live performances on S4C – Huw Stephens is an avid fan. Kizzy won the Brwydr Y Bandiau at the National Eisteddfod 2013 which secured her a coveted slot on Maes B and prize money. She also won the Merthyr & RCT Singer-Songwriter competition receiving money to record with BDi singer songwriter, Amy Wadge [writing credits include: Ed Sheeran/Lewis Watson]. Kizzy recently played at the National Assembly for Wales during WOMEX, London Jazz Festival supporting Sarah Gillespie, Swn Festival, the Plaid Cymru Conference and supported Newton Faulkner on the Welsh dates of his tour. Live appearances also include BBC1’s Children In Need and features in the BBC 6 Nations promotional adverts. Taken from her debut EP, ‘Temporary Zone’, the single ‘The Starling’ gained Kizzy her first BBC 6Music Airplay as well as ‘Single & Artist of the Week’ on BBC Radio Wales. BDi Music are pleased to welcome Kizzy.

You can see Kizzy live at Glastonbury Festival on 29th June on the BBC Introducing stage!

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