Our curated picks of the hottest new live acts.
Ticketmaster New Music is a carefully curated selection, showcasing artists we are expecting to make waves in the live music scene. Working closely with record labels, live event promoters and talent agents, our in-house experts handpick the most exciting emerging music.
With just three tracks available online; Tiana Major9 already has that widely sought after emotive touch to her tone and sound. She can pick you up and transport you to a different world through her music. As an incredibly engrossing talent, she is bringing Jazz into the modern musical era by meshing it with her own brand of irresistible soulful R&B to great effect.
Give her latest single Mr. Mysterious a spin to get a flavour for the up-and-comer:
British Jamaican songstress Tiana Major9 grew up surrounded by music in East London. The twenty-year-old was exposed to everything from gospel to garage in her youth, and got the itch for performance by singing at her local church. In her early teens, she focused as much of her time on singing as possible and began taking performance art classes. Tiana developed a fascination with jazz in this time, a unique obsession for a girl of her age. Testing her songwriting chops from a young age, she cites her love for the freedom she experiences from jazz in general.
In 2014 Tiana Major9 (still a teenager) came second in the MOBO Unsung nationwide songwriting competition. She also performed on BBC 1Xtra’s Home-Grown with DJ Target while still in school. Her budding career went from strength to strength, securing support slots on both Alexandra Burke and Ella Eyre tours. She’s an undeniably talented songwriter and the way she weaves her intricate and impressive rap skills into what would be soulful R&B-meets-jazz jam sessions is nothing short of staggering.
This stunning Colours performance of Tiana’s biggest track Levee (Let It Break) perfectly showcases her unbelievable talents. Total chills.
Rounding off the last of her three releases available online here’s Merry Go; another slice of gorgeous soulful, jazz-infused R&B.
Tiana Major9 has just been booked for The Great Escape 2019. We’re delighted to announce that she’ll be opening the first ever Ticketmaster New Music showcase as part of the festival’s First Fifty live gig series. The event takes place in London’s Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on Thursday 29 November 2018.
Tickets for this show, featuring Tiana Major9, are available now here.