Mullally will play the UMAs 2018 at The Great Escape

Here's the first performer announced for the Unsigned Music Awards 2018.

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It’s Mullally! Who better to perform at the return of the biggest award ceremony in new music than a winner from the first UMA’s? The 21-year-old, Pop-Soul singer from Great Yarmouth has blown up since being crowned Best Male Solo Act at the first Unsigned Music Awards in 2016.

He’ll open the awards show taking place at the 4,500 capacity Brighton Centre on Wednesday 16 May 2018. What a way to start The Great Escape Festival 2018.

The majority of artists need the backing of a label to grow their fan base and increase their output in 2018. Aiming to provide an invaluable link between emerging artists and the industry, the UMA’s exist to champion the cause of all their winners and nominees. A shining example of that route, is Mullally.

“On October 27, 2016, Mullally took to the stage as a brand new, unsigned artist at the first ever UMAs held at the Troxy Theatre in London, to collect his Award for Best Male. A few months later he signed a major deal with Atlantic Records and more recently, a publishing deal with Kobalt Music Publishing. It feels right to invite Mullally back to champion all that can be achieved following a win at the UMAs – his journey over the last year highlights the exciting potential, and we’re proud to have been a part of his journey.” – Simon O’Kelly, CEO of UMA Music Group.

Mullally himself is absolutely buzzing with the opportunity to perform at the award show: “I’m so stoked, I don’t think I’ll sleep the night before, or even the week…” – Mullally.

Mullally’s first 3 releases have been championed by tastemakers such as Radio 1 (Huw Stephens), BBC 1Xtra (DJ Target), MTV, Hilly Dilly, The 405, SBTV and more. Between them, Overdose, Troubled Love and Wonderful have garnered over 6 million streams on Spotify alone. Mullally has undeniably grown in popularity since penning his record deal. Get your ears on Wonderful below to see why:

Mullally has essentially been living in the studio of late working with sought after UK producers such as; Gordon Mills (Newton Faulkner and Ed Sheeran), Toby Scott (Pet Shop Boys, Gordon City, Girls Aloud, Little Mix), SOS Music (Ariana Grande, Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sande), Dan McDougall (The Wanted, Will Young) and many more.

So, the highly anticipated debut album is in the works and Mullally also has a busy summer of festivals ahead of him. Catch him in the Brighton Centre for what’s sure to be a special performance and amazing night.

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