Described by Radio 1 as a "significant talent" and by our judge Steve
Levine simply as "Superb!!", Polly Mackey & The Pleasure
Principle have added a radically new dimension to Polly's already
Her live performances
have been in demand from promoters and venues alike throughout the UK
in 2008, with more than fifty gigs under her belt…. including Liverpool
Sound City Music Festival and MTV Music Week and an unprecedented four
official performances at the SXSW International Music Festival in
Austin, Texas in March 2009.
We are also pleased to
hear Polly has recently joined the roster with KT Tunstall having
recently signed with artist development and management company SP
Management, so we are sure to hear more from this talented young
"Polly has a FANTASTIC
voice - strong and with a really wonderful quality to it - it's
interesting without being annoying and has something that makes me sad
to my bones in a really good way. Love the way it breaks in the chorus.
Loved the song - the piano refrain was haunting and the rest of it was
lovely and full. I definitely want to keep an eye on Polly, I think she
is a great talent and I'd be very interested to see how she develops".
- Marsha Shandur, XFM Radio
to Polly Mackey & The Pleasure Principle's own MySpace page
Our second set of siblings, are beautiful sisters Sarah and Rachel Wood
with their musical prowess, gorgeous voices and exciting harmonies.
Both classically training and with a wide variety of performance
experiences from festivals to concertos, they create atmospheric and
spine tingling pop/folk songs including the winner song ‘Wine’, a
favourite of several of our judges.
SahReal aim to push the envelope
of classical/acoustic/pop to a new level and with powerful lyrics and
delicate harmonies they have wooed audiences around North Staffordshire.
MIBI Judge quote:
"SahReal have effortlessly
combined vocals, strings and piano to make ‘Wine’ a beautiful and
haunting track. In my opinion it easily achieves the dark and eerie
atmosphere that they have aimed for. Their voices are exceptional and
the music and lyrics complement each other perfectly. I would encourage
them to begin touring, even if just locally to begin with, to widen
their audience and of course to keep writing". - Guy Moot, Head of
Publishing at EMI
Sahreal's own MySpace page