is a family band from Derby, UK composed of Lloyd, Jackie and Liam, sharing love and positivity through their music. Known for their originals like "Marmalade Shake" and "Cookie Jar", the group performs in concerts, fundraisers, pubs, and events across the UK.
They won the Soundwaves Music Competition’s Regional Finals in 2019, competing against musical acts from MIdlands region.Their musical journey continued as they independently released their first single, “Marmalade Shake” in 2019, a catchy tune expressing the summer vibes. Their music garnered some airplay in radio stations including BBC Radio Derby, and started a following from the British and Filipino community in the UK.
They were awarded "Best Online Jam" by One Nation Philippines in 2020 for their hard work in inspiring their fellow Filipinos during the COVID-19 lockdown through their online livestreams. They are one of the top Rising Artists in the streaming app, SESSIONS LIVE (being the first Filipino family to perform in the app’s festival, “Saturday Sessions” among other promotional events). They also stream in various social media platforms such as Facebook, Youtube and Twitch, providing variety of contents in their shows such as artists interviews, interactive games, trivia and karaoke nights.
They started 2021 with the release of their debut album "Bright Sun Shining" which featured 7 of their original songs and several covers. Their popularity rose upon the release of their viral music video "Covid Vaccine" which was a promotional video made for their local hospital's vaccination programme. They were featured in BBC Radio Derby and BBC News website, as well as in the regional and local radio and tv stations in Philippines.
Regional Champions-Soundwaves Music Competition 2019
Online Jam Award- One Nation Awards UK 2020
SESSIONS LIVE Rising Artists
Founding Member: Derby Bayanihan Productions
The voice of The Soulm8s, Jackie has a bachelor degree in Music Education and was a primary school teacher. She also has won several singing competitions in Philippines and has also auditioned for The Voice UK and X-Factor. Currently, Jackie is studying to be a teacher in the UK, whilst juggling her time with The Soulm8s' music journey.
While her musical influences includes Whitney Houston and Celine Dion, she also loves pop, ballads and gospel songs. Jackie also plays the piano, guitar, bass and cajon but has since used a MIDI pad as her percussion instruments during performances.
From growing up in one of the islands of Philippines, her majestic classy voice has brought her a long way to the hearts of musical audiences in the UK. Described by Soundwaves producer Jaime Devine as having a"super-vibrato in her voice with such power and control". Beauty and voice all rolled into one.
"Amazing vocals and energetic performance!" -eLAY, Bonewax Records.
Vocals, Guitar, songwriter
Passionate about music in general, Lloyd plucks the strings as well as creates the melodies of The Soulm8s. Playing the guitar for more than 20 years, he also sings and plays the keyboard at times. His unique technique of combining finger-picking, instrumental and rhythmic strumming has received praises from different musicians as well as supporters.
From his alternative roots to the fusion of pop and acoustic, Lloyd's musical influences includes Oasis, Linkin Park, Bruno Mars, Clean Bandit and acoustic cover groups, Boyce Avenue and MYMP. In addition, he also credits James Taylor, John Denver and Don Mclean for his songwriting inspirations.
Often motivated by his struggles in the past, Lloyd shares his drive through his music and wants inspires everyone to see the positive side of life. Working as a Theatre Practitioner and studying for an Advance University Diploma in Anaesthetic Care, Lloyd speaks about playing for a crowd as his musical yoga. He also gives his time back to the community by teaching guitar to the youth and managing the church choir.
"Accomplished guitarist with great dexterity across several genres"-Paul Snook, producer, engineer and owner of Night Owl Studios NY
DRUMS & PERCUSSIONS
Young and talented, Liam provides the beats whilst charming the crowd with his awesome smile. Described as kind-hearted and polite, this teenager continuous to develop his drumming skills playing with his proud parents.
His drumming influences includes Mike Portnoy (Dream Theatre), Alan White (Oasis) and Ringo Starr (The Beatles). Liam also plays football for his local club, Allenton United Saints, and dances with his fellow Filipino youths in the Derby Bayanihan Dance Group.