KIZZY CRAWFORD will be representing CARDIFF on the inaugural WELCOME TO MY CITY tour.

A Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, 20 year old Kizzy Crawford‘s solo career began just three years ago and in that time, Kizzy has developed an increasing sophistication to her songwriting and performance, which is complimented by her soulful voice that boasts both range and charisma. Her ambition as a young Welsh Black artist is to make her mark by fusing bilingual soul-folk jazz and she’s already getting recognition for her work with airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru as well as live TV performances on S4C, Children in Need for BBC 1 and the 6 Nations advert campaign.

In 2016, five of Kizzy’s songs were selected as set works as part of the WJEC 2016 A Level Music syllabus, she sits in the contemporary music section alongside Gruff Rhys, The Manics, and the Super Furry Animals. Kizzy recently appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour where she discussed her achievement with the WJEC and she performed one of the songs live. Kizzy also performed as guest artist for BBC National Orchestra of Wales at St David’s Hall & Brangwyn Hall and recently performed at Celtic Connections in Glasgow.

What are you most looking forward to about the Welcome to My City tour?

I am really looking forward to meeting and working with artists from different parts of the UK and learning from them. I am also excited to share my music with a new audience

What are the best 3 things about your city?

  1. Cardiff has ‘womanby street’. There’s a really thriving music scene there where lots of great live music can be found. I like to go there a lot.
  2. Cardiff is surrounded by great places to walk my dog Mabli
  3. Cardiff bay & harbour has lots going on, great places to eat and the millennium centre.

Kizzy Crawford will be representing CARDIFF stay up to date @kizzkez and follow the #MyCityTour journey.

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