Singer-songwriter and campaigner MIRI is known for her distinctive soulful and gritty vocal tones, spiked with socially conscious lyrics and classic British songwriting.

Her single ‘Good Ones’ taken from her forthcoming ‘Soundbites EP’ premiered on radio by Gemma Cairney on BBC 6 Music with further support from BBC Introducing. The accompanying music video, which further showcases MIRI’s rebellious side, taking inspiration from Bob Dylan’s classic video for ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ premiered in Clash Magazine.

MIRI’s previous tracks have gained spins from BBC 6 Music, Radio DIVA, Soho Radio, BBC Introducing and Radio X. MIRI has co hosted ‘Get In Her Ears’ – a show supporting women and non binary artists on Hoxton Radio and this year did her first interview on BBC Introducing Beds, Herts & Bucks.

“Sounds and looks like the next big thing to me.” Lynval Golding (The Specials)

Three of MIRI’s songs are featured in the film ‘Fear Of Water’ starring Skins actress Lily Loveless & Sara Stewart and screened at the International Women’s Film Festival in LA.

MIRI has co written and worked with artists including Xylaroo (Sunday Best), Estelle, Plan B, and Anita Blay.

“New EP ‘Sound Bites’ drops in July, and it contains some of her finest, most gripping songwriting.” (Clash Magazine)

For 8 and a half years MIRI co-promoted, co hosted and performed at monthly live music night ‘Blue Monday’ at The Boogaloo in London created for LBTQ women and allies. In its later years booking guest speakers Safe Gigs For Women, The Outside Project & Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline. Blue Monday collaborated with award winning music venue Green Note on 10 sold out live music events called ‘Girls To The Front’ bringing females musicians to the forefront and working towards equality on the UK gig circuit.

MIRI has performed extensively around the UK & Europe. Some highlights include 100 Club for for the official Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, supporting Laura Veirs at Bush Hall, Safe Gigs For Women, Sofar Sounds (Amsterdam, Rotterdam and London), and on the main stage at Manchester Pride. MIRI has also performed in 3 male prisons, 2 of which were organised by musician Minnie Birch for her charity Josie Dear.

Behind the scenes MIRI works with various grassroots music charities, that offer additional opportunities for young people and people of all ages experiencing mental health problems. MIRI has worked on the well being team for the Girls Rock London summer camp which empowers girls aged 11-16 through music. She is the curator of Diversity Platform, a Q&A and panel discussions for young LGBTQ+ artists and allies offering support and guidance in the music industry and is on the BEAT Board, an advisory board for The Featured Artist Coalition.

 

James Gallant Photography 

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