Award winning DJ and producer Galactus Jack is passionate about helping young people think about life, faith and God through incredible EDM parties and engagements in high schools.
Galactus Jack has played extensively around the UK since 2009, as well as touring and playing events and festivals in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. He has performed at a host of mainstream venues and high profile engagements, including the closing ceremony of the Shell Eco Marathon which drew 50,000 people to Rotterdam Arena, Holland.
Based in Manchester, Galactus Jack is part of The Message Trust, an organisation that has been committed to helping young people explore faith in Jesus Christ and the message of Christianity for more than 25 years.
Galactus Jack’s music is comparable to the EDM sound of artists like Calvin Harris and Martin Garrix, combined with the hard-edged energy of Major Lazer and DJ Snake and has been featured on radio stations around the world, including the prestigious BBC Radio 1. Whether it’s a crowd of 50 or 50,000, Galactus Jack never fails to get the audience hyped and connected to the message he brings.
Lily-Jo is a pop singer songwriter from Manchester, UK. She comes from a family of musicians and grew up singing in church. In summer 2015 Lily-Jo released her debut EP ‘Need to Know’, after signing a record deal with indie label LIGHT Music, home of popular charting Christian band LZ7. After opening shows for LZ7, Lily-Jo became their female lead vocalist, embarking on a two and a half year journey of invaluable experience touring and performing in arenas and venues all across the UK and Europe, as well as shows in Belarus and at Planet shakers conference in Australia.
In March 2017 Lily-Jo completed her first solo UK tour as the support act for pop artist and UK X Factor winner Ben Haenow. The tour was sixteen dates across the UK and Ireland, playing to crowds of between 200-700 people per night. Lily-Jo is so passionate about meeting people where they are at, whether that is within the church, at a festival, school, or in secular club. She is passionate about inspiring and igniting freedom within her audience.
Not only is Lily-Jo a musician she is also a qualified Counsellor and has a passion to see people living their lives to the full whilst embracing their true potential. In early 2016 Lily-Jo launched an online self help resource called The Lily-Jo Project. The web resource features information, interviews, videos, practical tools, on the most common mental health issues including; Low mood, anxiety, self harm, eating disorders, childhood trauma, low self-esteem, grief and loss. The resource has been nominated and shortlisted for several awards, and last year won a Premier digital award for ‘best use of digital media in youth work’. Lily-Jo promotes her web resource at her live shows, to date the site has had just over 15,000 hits. Lily-Jo is passionate about going into schools and meeting with young people face to face. She offers workshops on emotional wellbeing and self esteem. LJ has seen girls handing in their (self harm) blades after lessons and moving into a place of healing. Lily-Jo’s work around mental health has opened doors for her to speak out and be featured in local and national press including; BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Breakfast to mention a few. Her music has also been play listed on local and national radio stations throughout the UK and Europe.
From the start, LZ7 has kept a relevance and honesty about their music which comes from a heart that sees the best in young people. The band draw on experiences from their own lives which give the listener a deeper perspective of where they come from, what they are all about and where they are heading with their music. As always, Lindz is at the front of LZ7. The band includes many faces so you might see a different set of our family at each show.
LZ7 is on a quest to perpetuate music that bypasses the intellect and speaks straight to the soul. With their infectious melodies, huge drops and back to back anthems, LZ7 knows how to rock a crowd.
Legends, LZ7’s recent single featured Silento and was all over the charts. Home, the latest album, includes the highly successful first single, “So Good,” being hailed in high rotation at mtv hits clubland, having the likes of nNME, Pop Justice, and dancing astronaut among others being great supporters helping in the railing of new fans and industry credibility. Home is an electronic/pop album packed with huge EDM anthems, uplifting vocal melodies and plenty of dirty electro bass drops that will send the EDM and pop world wild!
LZ7 has teamed up with several heavy hitters to bring this project alive. Starting with working with grammy award winning producer, Solomon Olds and Cassell the beat maker who is responsible for such acts as Duffy, Natasha Beddingfield and Plan B.
Globe trotting producer, film scoring, DJ Andy Hunter plays hardball when it comes to living out dreams. A versatile veteran of the industry, Hunter has plotted a course thus far littered with glittering peaks of success that all started with one giant monumental track from his first release. ‘Exodus’ was the album and ‘Go’ was the single that propelled Hunter’s career into the bright stratos of éclat. Snapped up by EMICMG & Nettwerk in the US, ‘Exodus’ was a major coup for British dance music crossing the Atlantic divide with poise and ease. Released almost ten years ago in the fall of 2002 it still sounds like music from a distant utopian future, epic, hopeful and immediate. ‘Exodus’’ success’ can be measured by it’s heady achievements in a musical arena devoid of imaginative soundscape electronica bent towards classic pop hooks that placed Hunter apart from the pack.
Andy has since released three EP’s, all biblical in proportions characterized by an eclectic mix of glacial beats, orchestral arrangements, electro design and hooky melodies. His music is reminiscent of Chicane, BT and Daftpunk, harvesting the juicy elements that work with his own innovative ideas to form Hunters unique sound.
Andy’s portfolio is indeed impressive with his work appearing on Hollywood films such as The Matrix reloaded and Tomb Raider 2 aswell as American TV comedy programe, ‘Ugly Betty’, ABC’s hit series ‘Alias’ and a handful of video games, including SSX 3, Enter The Matrix, Black Hawk Down, Lumines Mobile, Need for Speed: Underground, BurnoutRevenge and Forza Motorsport 2.
With more new pioneering musical projects in the pipeline; a new EP and a backlog of remix requests ready to drop, 2012 looks set to be a hectic ride for Hunter, one that will see him visit new continents spanning the length and breadth of the globe.
Presence Project was created by DJ and composer, Andy Hunter°, born out of a desire to draw closer to the source of his inspiration and creativity. Andy wanted to find a way to ‘be’ in God’s presence, to reflect, meditate & pray. Presence Project weaves together music, film, poetry and photography to deepen people’s connection to God.
As the project has grown many more creatives have joined with Andy to create ongoing content to inspire the community of users in their reflections & prayers. The list is forever growing with the creatives: Andy Hunter°, BK Garceau, Tim Wickham, Pile Of Pixels, Dan Evans, Simeon Smith, Spark Films & Paisley Productions, Chris Matthews, Tracy Ingham, Gerard Kelly, Rachel Hall, Richard Lyall, Nik Roche, Lauren Dawson, Rachael Smith, Adam Howie, Jess Hall & Sushi Friday.
One-part U.S. one-part U.K. Social Beingz are a brand new cocktail of urban-pop music. Ryan Louis Griggs, born in Florida and raised in Connecticut, USA, moved to Manchester, UK, in 2007, there he met Mancunian native Josh Green. Between Josh’s infectious pop melodies and Ryan’s uplifting rap lyrics a musical taste sensation was born. Influenced by artists like Craig David, Macklemore, Drake, Jon Bellion, Twenty-one Pilots, and not afraid to admit their love for N-Sync, One Direction and Justin Bieber. In a “manufactured” music era, Social Beingz deliver an out-of-the-box approach to make organic pop music with integrity and authenticity. Ryan & Josh write every lyric and melody, putting 100% of their passion into their craft. With their first release “All Cried Out” featuring London singer Tessa E, they left listeners buzzing and wanting more. Social Beingz are due to release a highly anticipated Album by the end December 2018/January 2019 with a few tasty treats to keep their fans going along the way.