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Mak Floss

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Mak Floss began to sing at the tender age of 6, where he was given his first taste of the lime light singing in church. He has since been working hard to build on his musical talent, learning to play the piano from as early as eight and later on later on, the drums. “I was born into a musical family, so I couldn’t escape it”. After the passing of his farther at a young age of 14, Nathan “Floss” Tomlinson had to grow up fast but lost the passion and drive for music. As a result he put all his time and energy into football and sports. As he progressed in his football, he began to see himself as a future football star, but that was all about to change. At the age of 16 he sustained a groin injury which shattered his football ambitions and his confidence. Music then started to creep back into his life, but not as a singer, but as a producer. “I started putting down my ideas onto computer and everything jus took off from there”. Even though he enjoyed football and his beloved arsenal, he couldn’t hide his feelings for music any longer. “I loved music and I knew that music loved me”.

After producing for a few months, Nathan then started to MC, where he obtained the name Mak Floss. “Don’t ask me what I was thinking, but I thought I was good at the time and besides I was young, crazy and still trying to get away from the fact that I was born to sing lol”. Even though he was reunited with his first love (music), he never really felt fulfilled and that’s where singing made a come back. “I remember Jaia coming to me and singing something and I just felt like that’s what I should really be doing”. Floss followed his heart and a few GROUPS later; he teamed up with Jaia to form a group called Best Kept Secrets. “From the moment I heard the voices together I knew it was meant to be”. Since rekindling his love for music Mak Floss (now a professional sound engineer/Producer/Songwriter) has produced and written songs for a host of U.K underground artist such as B.K.S, Big Boss Records, Northwest side Entertainment, Shlepp Records, Smudgy, Lil Miz K, Jeromeo, Melody, Smackdown Family, Exodus, oh and Naishawn lol.

Mak Floss says: “You can take me out of music, but you can’t take the music out of me”. 

 


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ChayNelle

(ChayNelle) Channelle Hylton-Taylor has been studying performing arts since the age of 3. As a childChayNelle use to dream of success on stage whether as a dancer, singer, rapper, or musician. This lead her mother to embark upon making sure her daughter got the best of the best training she could offer. As a single parent it was often hard, but as ChayNelle grew technically and creatively, the benefits seem to be endless and it was evident she was definitely in the best suited industry to compliment her aspirations and dreams. After her secondary education at ‘The Selly Park

Technology College for Girls’ , ChayNelle auditioned and gained a place at ‘Sutton Coldfield College’ where she did her BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts, and then eventually winning a place within the top 60 out of 5,000 applicants at The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, training in modern, jazz, ballet, tap, musical theatre, singing and acting. After an intensive year of training

Channelle went on to pursue a Performing Arts Degree at the University of Bedfordshire and then on to Sir Paul Macartney’s ‘Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts’ (LIPA) completing a Post Graduate

Certificate in Dance Theatre Practice. ChayNelle has been blessed throughout her life to work with children within schools and churches teaching dance, as well as putting on her own workshops, to music videos and concerts working with a variety of people such as Boyzone, Westlife, Justin Timberlake’s choreographers, etc and much much more.

It was from the age of 15 onwards ChayNelle Discovered a real talent for poetry, writing lyrics and song writing. Often having hopes and dreams to be a great MC like ‘Miss Dynamite’ and the ‘So Solid Crew’. ChayNelle said “I just loved Dynamite, she was like a breath of fresh air and i loved her ability to MC and express herself whilst still looking very femmine in a heavily male dominated industry”.

This encouraged ChayNelle to continue to write lyrics and poetry until one day at a studio ‘messing around’ a producer friend ‘Mak Floss’ heard her, and was intrigued by her ‘quirky’ and very different style. Since then ChayNelle has never looked back. “My life now consists of Studio and making music leading up to the The Exit festival in Serbia. I will be performing out there and it’s a really big deal.

Want to make sure everything is perfect and that my fans and supporters are happy. I just hope and pray I can do them justice”. ChayNelle has been performing for the past consecutive 3 years at europe’s best festival 2013, the EXIT Festival! Also ChayNelle will be embarking on 2face’s world tour 2014.


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