Debut EP Out Now
Debut EP Out Now
A Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, seventeen year old Kizzy Crawford's solo career began just two years ago. In that time, Kizzy has developed an increasing sophistication to her songwriting and performance, this is 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 and she's already getting recognition for her work with airplay on BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cymru as well as live TV performances on BBC for Children in Need and the 6 Nations ad campaign, and various S4C broadcasts. Kizzy won the Brwydr Y Bandiau at the National Eisteddfod 2013 She also won a Welsh Singer-Songwriter competition receiving money to record her first EP release with Amy Wadge (signed to BDI Music and Ed Sheeran/Lewis Watson co-writer).
Kizzy recently played at the National Assembly for Wales during WOMEX, London Jazz Festival supporting Sarah Gillespie, Swn Festival, Hay Festival, the Plaid Cymru Conference and has supported Gruff Rhys, Newton Faulkner on the Welsh dates of his tour.
She has recently signed a publishing deal with BDI/Bucks music and is recording new material for release late summer. Kizzy has also won BBC Horizons artist of the year, which sees her playing various BBC events and radio sessions including a Maida Vale session this autumn. She is looking forward to performing at various UK festivals this summer including Glastonbury, Festival No. 6, and Wakestock and to touring the US/Canada later this year.
The Starling is associated with The Welsh myth - Branwen, the Welsh Princess, who was mistreated by her Irish husband. She trained a Starling to take a message to her brother Bran in Wales to rescue her.
'Caer o Feddyliau' is a song about giving women an anthem and a voice to express all that we are and to celebrate ourselves as strong welsh women. To break free from the chains of centuries of patriarchy and misogyny.
A song about the depth of an old Welsh love story - Siwan (Princess Joan of Wales) and her relationship with the Welsh Prince, Llywelyn Lord of Snowdon.