Artist: Billy Weaver
Age: 23
From: Manchester
Specialism: keyboards; a range of jazz, hip-hop and dance music with electronic and acoustic elements.
Mentor: Liam deTar, guitarist, composer, bandleader (Yaatri)
Industry support: Ed Kainyek, musician, educator, Elena Cavallero, Sofar Sounds

Soundcheck challenge:

My challenge for soundcheck was to write a track for my first EP. I wanted to showcase my fascination with the different styles of music that have inspired and motivated me, underpinned by my love for jazz and hip-hop, and especially ambient and dark ambient, which I’ve turned to often for comfort during lockdown.

The rest of the EP features family and friends from across the world. Having not been to university or music college, I wanted to create some new connections to make this new track with and spark some new musical relationships for the future.