Richer Unsigned Sessions – February 2019

Our 2019 lunchtime sessions kicked off with two fantastic artists; Laura Oakes and Just Like Fruit.

Just Like Fruit took to the stage first, one of 10 Richer Unsigned bands to be selected by James Morrison for our 2019 Record Store Day release. The band have been touring around Poland and the UK, trying to organise as much of it themselves in order to build up a solid fanbase. Their infectious upbeat sound is ear-catching and well delivered by a charismatic front man.

What did they think about Richer Unsigned? “All seems like a big opportunity and we are really grateful for the exposure.”

They’ve been recording at the Roundhouse and are looking forward to releasing a collection of singles this year.

Next Laura Oakes took to the Melomania stage, who’s music blended Acoustic Pop with Country.  She left our audience wanting more! We caught up with Laura before the show where she shared her writing process for the last few years, collaborating with various writers to build up tracks for her debut album.

She talked about the collaborative process of writing with others being beneficial because the song travels in directions that you may never have taken it.

So what did Laura think about Richer Unsigned? 
“It’s really great to be on the Richer Unsigned playlist and think the platform is really helpful for artists.”