Working alongside renowned producer Livingstone Brown, SOUTHCHURCH are a intriguing trio from Southend who combine soulful vocals, organic instruments, modern production and captivating lyrics. Pieced together they have created a completely unique sound. Imagine it were possible for Tourist, Ariana Grande, Bille Eilish, Yebba & the 1975 to have a love child...that’s the genre, progressive pop.
The formally four piece collective is now made up of just Casey Kaye (vocals), Sheep (percussion) and TK (keys). Their guitarist Aaron Lee left the collective earlier this year due to personal reasons.
SOUTHCHURCH host a biweekly show on Essex’s only dance & urban radio station FunkySX 103.7FM from 21:00-23:00. Their show #Tunesday includes interactive sections such as #TopicOfTheShow and #TuneOfTheWeek and also welcomes up and coming artists from all over Essex & London.
SOUTHCHURCH have released 8 singles; We Touchin’ Now, Can We Just Try, Stand and Fall, The Drop (ft Sonna Rele & Jords), M.F.D.S.G. , Fading which features Maxi Priest and their most recent single #OneLife which features garage legend Wookie.
‘The Drop’ saw the collective collaborate for the first time with singer Sonna Rele and rapper Jords to produce a melodic and infectious slice of summer pop grooves. The collaboration has produced a video that has been widely shared on Youtube and Facebook.
M.F.D.S.G took a step into a slightly dark pop direction and was picked up by Mastercard and used as part of their advertisement for “The Brits Are Coming 2018”.
Soon after the collective featured on a summer single by DJ Sponge called ‘Weekend Love’ ft Hyperactive MC. The song was co-written by the collective and the campaign saw SOUTHCHURCH, DJ Sponge, and Flukes of Crazy Cousinz join forces to create an uplifting house anthem. The track received radio attention from Charlie Hedges and the Dixon Brothers of Kiss FM.
Fading, their second collaboration, featured the worldwide respected reggae legend Maxi Priest. The record brought together two different music backgrounds to create a clever uplifting summer hit. A remix package was released alongside it with remixes from Flukes of Crazy Cousinz, Chakra Beats and Drifta. Fading had attention from various radio local and mainstream stations including Capital XTRA, BBC Introducing Essex, KISS FM, Gaydio, Funky SX. SOUTHCHURCH were invited to play at a Sofar Sounds session at SLAM in London’s King’s Cross which was attended by a large percentage of the Sofar leaders from around the world including the founders.
The collective have already hosted their own sell out headline shows and played various clubs, venues and festivals such as TALK (formally Totts 2000), BBC Introducing (Harlow), The Bedford (Balham), Bug Jam Festival (Santa Pod), FRUKT’s event The Fix (London), Chinnery’s (Southend), Hop Farm Festival (Kent), Osea Island Festival (Maldon), The Palace Theatre (Westcliff), and In The Park Festival (Southend) to name a few. On top of that they headlined one of London’s most famous clubs Cargo in Shoreditch ahead of their “Fading” release.
SOUTHCHURCH were named BBC Introducing Essex Sound of 2017 and are being championed by the local radio station producer and presenter Ollie Winiberg who continues to support the collectives music.