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Alternative Escape presents - QM Records

QM Records provide an incredible lineup of live music for the final day of The Great Escape Festival. Supported by BBC Music




Yakul is a 3 piece neo-soul/ jazz band coming straight out of Brighton with something that will grip your souls to the core. Their latest record “Realigned” is a soul stunning single that brings the band's live performing vibes on wax. The keys are soulfully drenched, the drums are rollicking and groovy from the kick to the snare and everything in between, and the vocals complete the cipher with a passionate, buttery style. The record which deals with coming to terms with moving sets the band apart as they deal with the situation head-on without being overly sad about it. “Realigned” is definitely a solid engulfing record this is and will surely get more than a handful of spins when you hit the play button.

Cousin Kula

Cousin Kula are one of the most exciting prospects on the Bristol scene at the moment, six parts all coming together in energetic glory on the stage.

If you don't believe our hype, believe these:

NME: "Sometimes you can tell from the first listen that there’s a spark behind a band. Cousin Kula provide something dreamy and leftfield"

DIY: "their debut EP in November, the culmination of a very exciting series of early singles from the psych-poppers... a swirling beast"

Line Of Best Fit: "The screwball odyssey sees the mysterious group meddle with the script, welding psych freakouts to slick R&B/pop vocals and veering wildly between lush '60s froth and Warp-esque experiments."

Tilda Allie

Tilda Allie dropped her first single in April 2016, and was greeted with a big ’yes’ and its video, which had Tilda spend a full day taking a bath, has been viewed over 25 000 times. Tilda is set to make waves within Brighton and beyond with her luscious brand of dark electro pop fused with jazz and soul. Since then her songs has been played by BBC introducing and tracks like 'Further Than You' has been previewed by Spindle magazine. 


Chloe Bodur is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from North West London. Fusing elements of soul, jazz and RnB with her 5-piece band, Bodur has been gracing audiences with her distinctive style. Embodying emotional rawness and unapologetic lyricism, Bodur delivers an authentic sound of reflection and contemplation which has been resonating with listeners in the UK and USA.
Raised in a mixed heritage family, whilst immersed in vibrant London, Bodur credits her multi-cultural upbringing for her array of musical influences. Idolizing the likes of Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra, as well as gaining inspiration from artist’s such as, D’Angelo, Hiatus Kaiyote and Nick Hakim, it is to no wonder that Bodur’s music effortlessly draws listeners into her own unique world and modern fusion

Sabrina Gunston

The last 6 months, Sabrina has had over 20 plays on BBC radio, as well as multiple 'tracks of the day' featured on BBC Introducing South, including lead track 'Still Waters', 'Let me Introduce Myself', 'Emerald City' and 'Surrender'. Sabrina has also performed in session for BBC Introducting South radio

Roman Scott

ROMAN SCOTT Is the prime example of an independent, modern artist on the rise. Hailing from Brighton, the 25-year-old's 1st single ‘Hold This Down' was picked up by both Indie Shuffle and Hilly Dilly and went on to reach No. 1 on Spotify’s 'Global Viral Chart’ racking up 850k plays in 2 weeks.
He is fast becoming known for his powerful vocals and eclectic take on electro pop, mixing elements of soul, folk and jazz with razor sharp productions; a sound which strikes a chord with those looking for a darker, more alternative approach to pop.


SilverTongue is a 7-piece band based in Brighton. With their diverse musicians they cross over genres to create their alt soul sound. 

Nelson Navarro & Friends

Artist, producer and creator - Nelson blends rap, trap and soul for a unique sound and irresistible vibe. He's going to come down with some of his friends to shutdown the event

JakeJon Music

He has been touring his own music and with his Church Choir worldwide and for the last 12 years. Performing, writing and recording with labels such as: Sony BMG, EMI and Universal publishing, working alongside artist such as; Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Kelly of ‘Eternal‘, Terrie Walker, The Upper Room, Rhymefest, and Dj Semtex. I have performed at nights featuring Trevor Nelson and Mike Pantelli. And Most recently taking part in writing/recording sessions with ‘Metrophonic Publishing‘ (Lionel Richie, Enrique Iglesias & JLS)

Lisa Lo

A fresh take on R&B and Hip Hop, mixed with elements of Jazz and Soul, Main Influences: Jorja Smith, Corinne Bailey Rae, Tom Misch & Lianne La Havas

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