Izzy Bizu is quickly establishing herself as one of the finest new talents after live performances at a string of major festivals including Glastonbury, Lovebox, Pukkelpop and Radio 1 Big Weekend.
The 22 year old South Londoner Izzy Bizu grew up being exposed to great voices of Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye and James Brown. Within Izzy’s debut album ‘A Moment of Madness’ you can hear more modern influences from the likes of Amy Winehouse, Erykah Badu and Lianne La Havas to create a fusion of soul, funk, jazz and pop.
Izzy’s first steps into becoming a professional artist was back in February 2013 when she won an ILuvLive open mic competition in Camden. In the crowd that night was DJ Naughty Boy who told the BBC Newsbeat that “She was amazing. Who is this girl. Why haven’t I heard of her? Not in an arrogant way just like, this is amazing.”
Sandwiched between her Victorious Festival and Bestival performances Izzy releases her highly anticipated debut album A Moment Of Madness on September 2nd. The 13 track album draws on Izzy’s time moving countries, schools, and the relationships she’s had and lost along the way. Featuring the heart-wrenching ‘Mad Behaviour’, a collaboration with Honne ‘Someone That Loves You’ and ‘White Tiger’.
The festival will take place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of August. Don’t be surprised if they managed to beat last years figures which saw 100,000 spectators on Southsea Common over the weekend. If you would like to be there this year then you can get your hands on tickets from their website www.victoriousfestival.co.uk. Don’t forget that you can stay up to date on all things Victorious via Facebook and Twitter @VictoriousFest, or by signing up to the mailing list.