Poetics Of Grime

Last night the office went to to the Institute of Contemporary Arts to watch the Poetics of Grime, a panel discussion and set of performances that considers the link between poetry and the music genre grime. We went there with pretty low expectations, thinking that it was going to be a boring panel talk with… Read More »

Small Music Venues Under Threat

  With the rising price every square foot in our capital, new and lucrative residential developments are threatening the very existence of small music venues in the Capital and beyond. With rent and rates costing some venues up to £4,000 a month, some music venues just can’t afford to continue hosting music nights. With tickets… Read More »

The Artists Network

Here at Small Green Shoots we know that forging a career as an artist or writer is not an easy business.  Becoming successful in the current industry revolves around ‘self-development’ which includes having an independent media following, having sound industry connections, collaborating with the right writers and producers or as cliché as it sounds, being… Read More »

The Events Industry Needs YOU!

Bigga Fish has been running for 15 years with young people being at the heart of the organisation. CEO Nii Sackey provides education in events management and marketing for 14-25 year olds nationwide. After being lucky enough to work on their largest event ever, UFEST LDN, we were able to see the hard work, dedication,… Read More »

Mahalia at Heaven

It was a pleasure seeing Mahalia perform yesterday at Heaven in support of Kehlani. To think she’s only 17 and has written for Rudimental’s upcoming album and has an EP coming out early next year is truly sensational. Mahalias down to earth nature yet vulnerable lyrics added to thr euphoric atmosphere. Mahalias best of British… Read More »

Kehlani European Tour

Yesterday we had the pleasure to go and see Oakland’s, Grammy nominated artist, Kehlani, Live in Heaven. After having sold out her first UK date in less than a few hours, Kehlani vowed to add another date, and thank god she did. Selling out the venue two nights in a row, Kehlani surely knew how… Read More »

Grammy Nominations 2016

The Grammy Nominations have beed announced on Monday by Alicia Keys. We had got all 83 categories and unsurprisingly Kendrick Lamar got the most nomination with his 11 nominations including in Album of the Year, Song of the Year and, Best Rap Album. Other nominees include Taylor Swift nominated for Album of the Year for… Read More »

Disclosure at Alexandra Palace

We got to enjoy a stellar cast of acts at last night’s Disclosure show at Alexandra Palace. What it lacked in intimacy, it made up for in a kick ass light show. The venue heaved with classics reminding you how much this Surrey duo has influenced the face of UK commercial house music.   They pleased… Read More »


We had a great time helping out at Bigga Fish’s Co-sign Ufest event over the weekend. Hosted by Big Tipper, Rambo & Madness it was due to be a sell out show! Throughout the weekend Ufest had a variety of showcases at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Friday saw a huge dance competition with performances… Read More »