DATE: Wednesday 5th June
TIME: 8pm – 12
LOCATION: The Treasury, Catherine St, Plymouth, PL1 2AD
Each month MTV showcases the hottest emerging talent as part of MTV Push live nights and on the 5th June will come to Plymouth to kick off Music Week in style! MTV Push will be hosting the official Music Week launch party at The Treasury with a selection of stripped back, exclusive live performances.
Jvck James and Ray BLK will be performing, with more acts to be announced!
East London born & bred, 20-year-old Jvck James is already creating a buzz with his blend of R&B music. 2018 was an incredible year for Jvck, winning over an army of fans across the UK, Europe and the US releasing critically acclaimed tracks including ‘Extroverted Lovers’, ‘Easy’, Wine’, ‘Fears’, ‘Wave’ and the fan favourite ‘On My Way’. His live shows are where Jvck really excels. After selling out his debut London headline show in July 2018, Chronixx brought him out on stage as a special guest during his London show in Nov, before been personally invited to support Mahalia on her UK tour and the new queen of R&B Ella Mai on her recent UK and European tour including two sold out nights at Shepherds Bush Empire in Jan 2019.
Ray BLK, real name, Rita Ekwere, is telling her story on her own terms. It was after university where she studied English Literature that Ray decided that she wanted to pursue music full time. She started writing songs from her experiences of love – unlike many of her peers, it wasn’t club culture that ignited her desire for making songs you could dance to, it was heartbreak and girlhood. “I went to clubs sometimes and I’d think, ‘I want to channel that energy’ but I’d never really listen to those sort of songs” she says, “so I just kind of made what I listened to which was more soulful songs and rap songs as opposed to chasing a club banger.” In the background of her success, Ray was in a relationship that she says, set the foundation for this project, Empress. While she was touring, she was also writing, fresh from the thrill of love and the dizzying excitement of learning about herself as an artist and a girl approaching womanhood.