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Host:

Anna-Marie Descartes 

We will be joined by Anna-Marie Descartes, our presenter and host with her own music talk show called Live With Anna-Marie. She has worked with the likes of MOBO, Westside Radio and interviewed countless personalities that we know and love. When she is not on camera, Anna-Marie runs her own natural skincare line called House of Embrace.

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Speakers:

Jessica Bruno

 “Hi, I’m Jess your Social Media Marketing BFF. For the last year, I’ve been coaching creatives on how to utilise social media for brand awareness and growth! Previously, I worked in the industry, curating events, and building brand awareness for establishments such as Picturehouse Cinemas, XclusiveTouch and Roxybars UK. Now I use the tools and techniques learned across my corporate career and put them into practice with artists to guide their journey. Whether it’s building themselves or their side hustle.” 

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Shay D

Shay D creates art that makes you feel. Hailing from the stomping grounds of North London, the Persian lyricist brings inspiration from her upbringing in the city to the core of her sound.

This pioneering artist is not afraid to break boundaries, empowering women through her songs as well as her youth work outside of music. Anchored on BBC News, Shay lead the first ever all female Hip Hop tour in the UK, bringing women together to wave the flag in 2019 & selling out her London headline show & granted to do it again in 2021, backed by the arts council.

She effortlessly crosses genres, from Grime to Hip Hop to Spoken Word, with her fiery delivery and unapologetic lyricism, infamous for her high energy performances. Shay D is one to watch for 2021 winning the PRS Women make music fund for a brand new album.

Shay D independently released her album, ‘Human Writes’ entering the iTunes Top 20 Hip Hop chart & securing radio & Spotify playlisting. Her album consistently featured on national radio and was featured in Music Week’s Tastemaker’s album of the month.

Shay D was the only female finalist in Redbull Music’s international TV production ‘The Cut’ released in March 2020, with two of her releases featuring on both BBC Radio 1, Huw Stephens playlist and specialist 1xtra DJ & producer, Sir Spyro’s show.

Described as ‘the hardest woman in Hip Hop’, Shay D has a bi weekly show on Reprezent Radio as well as being a youth project manager mentoring young people in music. Shay has worked with brands from Nike, Harvey Nichols, Redbull, Serato and Swarovski. Shay D has performed at festivals such as Glastonbury and Shambala and performed in Europe including Milan Fashion Week with Boy George, who brought her on stage for his set.

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Kristen Perkins

Campaigns Assistant at @universalmusicgroup

Artist/Relations at @rnbrituk

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