Puma Blue is the alias of singer/songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Allen, based in London, UK.
Producing the music himself in his bedroom, Jacob has been recognised for his emotive falsetto, gritty lo-fi sound, particular visual aesthetic, as well as R&B, jazz and hip hop influences.
He first gained a following from his 2014 SoundCloud demo 'Only Trying 2 Tell U' and slowly cultivated a cult following from live shows around London & on the internet. His debut EP ‘Swum Baby’ was independently released in June 2017, shortly followed by two stand-alone singles, a re-recorded cut of 'Only Trying 2 Tell U' & live favourite 'Moon Undah Water'. His second EP ‘Blood Loss’ was released in November 2018, a more ambitious, circular body of work consisting of 8 tracks that blend into eachother.
The last year has seen his first shows, sold out, in Japan and South Korea, as well as his first US/Canadian tour.
Live he most often performs with his band, blending watery textures with soulful J Dilla influenced grooves and a vocal likened to Jeff Buckley and Chet Baker. Originally growing from the south-east London music scene, Jacob has frequently collaborated with friends and peers, including Lucy Lu, Biig Piig & Lava La Rue and honed his sound between intimate live shows and late-night producing sessions at home.
He has cited D'Angelo, Radiohead & John Frusciante among his biggest influences.
Chartreuse are a four piece band from Birmingham, England.
Their sound can be described as ambient dark-pop, at the same time keeping the classic sounds of folk, soul and jazz genres that influence them.
Chartreuse's founding members were Michael Wagstaff and Harriet Wilson. They started out writing folk music together in 2013. They then expanded to a four piece in the summer of 2014, with the addition of their rhythm section: Bass and Keyboard player Perry Lovering and finally drummer Rory Wagstaff .
The four musicians have a very close friendship, Rory and Michael are brothers, Harriet and Perry are childhood friends that over the years have crossed paths in previous musical projects. Chartreuse had their first show as a band in October 2014 and since then have been invited on support tours and played shows with Matt Corby, Lucy Rose and Drenge.
There is a bright future for Chartreuse as they begin their musical journey and win over fans around the world.