I booked Damien Ike several weeks ago after talking with his manager and listening to his music. I learned that he would be in New York this week, where it is easy for him to all into Music FridayLive! (he could call in from London, but it is a lot of trouble on a Friday night for him). Then, nothing - I received no music, not bios, no emails, no photos, no nothing. Emails to his agent went unanswered. So we canceled him and were getting ready to edit a classic Music FridayLive! together. Then an email pops up from him saying how much he looked forward to talking with us and listing his phone number - which I immediately called. It turns out that th agent is no more and the emails went nowhere.
Long story short, we scrambled and he will join us Friday at 2:30 pm ET.
For those of you who may not have heard of Damien Ike, he is an emerging star in the pantheon of British home grown talent, offering a yet-to-be heard spin on relatable truth, love and experience. Damien Ike is the real deal when it comes to British Musicians. Damien has already been championed by SBTV, BBC 1XTRA,Indie Shuffle, Complex Magazine, BBC Introducing, XFM, Hype Machine and Amazing Radio.
Ike has worked with the likes of Rich Cooper (Josef Salvat) Sacha Skarbek (Adele, Lana Del Rey & Miley Cyrus), David Kosten (Bat for Lashes, Everything Everything,Marina & The Diamonds) Pete Roberts (Coldspecks) , James Earp (Bipolar Sunshine, Daniel James) & Steve Booker (Duffy, John Newman) He recently released his first 'online' single Kingdom Come has already placed at #3 on Hypem (Hype Machine chart)
The Goldsmith’s University graduate from Shoreditch East London continues to push the boundaries of song writing his music is instantly recognizable and incomparable. Ike delivers a sound that is unique with influences that range from Kanye West, Dizzee Rascal to Adele, Terence Trent D'arby, Tears for Fears, Peter Gabriel, Everything Everything, Coldplay, Amy Winehouse, Mumford and Sons & Rihanna. With a voice that is instantly recognizable and a talent for telling stories via song, this year is building up to be the year he takes the pop charts by storm on both sides of the Atlantc.
Damien’s influence range from Kanye West, Dizzee Rascal to Adele, Terence Trent D'arby, Tears for Fears, Peter Gabriel, Everything Everything, Coldplay, Amy Winehouse, Mumford and Sons & Rihanna.With a voice that is instantly recognizable and a talent for telling stories via song, this year is building up to be the year he takes the pop charts by storm on both sides of the Atlantic.