Karousel Music presents:

SESAC x MMF x Karousel East LDN

BAELY + Albert Gold + Will Troy + Ocean Tisdall

Paper Dress Vintage, London, GB

Entry Requirements: Over 18's

September's edition of the Karousel x SESAC x MMF showcase is upon us! Playlists below, and for all info on the artist, click to expand their profiles.

Line Up

Singer, songwriter and South Londoner BAELY is an emerging R&B artist from London, UK. He has been working with an impressive roster on his music including the likes of Aston Rudi, Marco Bernardis, Sammy Soso, Jordan Rakei, Triangle Park, Lophiile, and Linden Jay to name a few. With just a few releases so far on the board, he has already received a broad range of press coverage, including Complex and Wonderland, a live session series for Spindle and garnered support across BBC Radio - including radio interviews and performances with Robert Elms, Aurie Styla and Melle Brown. He’s also been featured in i-D Magazine's 'Best New Music’, trended on Audiomack, and picked up support from over 20 radio stations globally including BBC Introducing, Reprezent, Radio 1, Radio 1xtra & Asian Network.

UK #1 rapper Stormzy tweeted BAELY, “Bro you’re too cold. I love your voice”, before tapping him to work on multiple recent live performances including Reading, Leeds and Global Citizen festivals. BAELY's undeniable talent has continued to grab the attention of many industry professionals, including co-signs not only from Stormzy, but also the likes of UK heavyweights such as, Jessie J, Duke Dumont and Laura Mvula. In 2019, he was also afforded the opportunity to perform at BBC Proms, Meltdown Festival curated by the legendary Nile Rodgers and invited to perform as a guest artist for Pete Tong and The Heritage Orchestra's Live Stream from the O2 Arena. In his early career, he gained invaluable experience working alongside an array of artists including: Stormzy, Ellie Goulding, DAVE, Goldlink, Burna Boy, MNEK, Pa Salieu, Mahalia, Big Zuu and Jorja Smith to name a few.

BAELY has also been involved in a number of other high profile projects as of recent, including guest-vocalling on Grammy-winning producer, Lophiile's debut Bluenote Records release ‘You’ve Changed’, featuring on 2 releases with UK Electro-pop duo HONNE, and vocal arranging on Grammy-nominated artist DAVE's latest album, 'We're All Alone In This Together’. He also holds recent performances at Boiler Room Festival, DAZED Live and duetting alongside rising star anaiis, supporting Lianne La Havas. Having a multitude of great tracks scheduled for release, BAELY is set to continue to carve what looks to be an exciting career ahead.

ALBERT GOLD must surely qualify as the most heartbroken man in the whole of Hackney. Over the past few years a stream of supple tunes of various soulpop hues has proven him to be a vivacious fresh songwriting talent backed by an extraordinary vocal range and a litany of crumpled relationships. The 'PATTERNS' EP - Albert's fourth excursion into the realm of the Extended Play release - continues the complex emotional themes, with four songs of slickly-produced soft focus intensity, led off by first single 'Want Me'.

Bolstered by previous live shows for Communion, Tipping Point, London In Stereo, Sofar Sounds and Good Karma, and backed by airplay support from Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens at Radio 1 and BBC Introducing London, Albert Gold has performed at Red Bull Studios in South London and released the ‘London Calling’ single featuring covers of cockney classics by Coldplay, The Clash and Blur. He also features as vocalist on the multi-million-streamed ‘Trouble’ single by Dutch producer Bakermat.

19 years old Wexford, Ireland born singer-songwriter Will Troy has not only been busy completing his debut EP and impressing audiences across the UK & Ireland but also finishing his final school year. Will’s has a voice that could compel both a festival field and the intimacy of a small room displayed through his impressive songwriting.

Most recently supporting Aoife O Donovan on tour, as well as; Cat Burns, Patricia Lalor, Jealous of The Birds as well as playing BBC Radio 1 host Gemma Bradley’s London showcase Whiplash and Ireland Music Week.

Wills debut single ‘Something About Stars’ released July 29th has been met with strong support from Spotify landing New Music Friday UK, a Breath of Fresh Aire and Fresh Finds UK & Ireland - the latter securing him his first Spotify cover.

20 year old, Irish Singer-songwriter Ocean Tisdall is one to watch in 2022. Starting his career in a small town within the Wicklow mountains, Ocean exudes an empowering rebel-like sound within his music. Drawing inspiration from artists such as Troye Sivan, Alessia Cara & Billie Eilish to name a few, Ocean has definitely broken the stereotypes of traditional “Small town boy”. Ocean says, “Growing up struggling with dyslexia, music and visuals took me to a place that I understood, it was easier to feel and see things in a way that I could relate to and I hope that I can do the same for others. Whether you love or hate my music, I hope it makes you feel something”.