MIRI is an artist, musician, songwriter, and community activist. Recognised for her distinctive soulful vocal tone and classic British songwriting, her distinctive brand of soulful pop has been heard on various BBC radio shows along with countless independent and community stations.
While MIRI’s music weaves stories, it’s her day-to-day life that she uses for inspiration. With songs discussing political injustices and the challenges we face internally and externally, MIRI is not afraid to tackle tough subjects and shares her experiences candidly.
MIRI spoke to John Kennedy on his X-Posure Radio X show about being one of 64 voices on LOUD WOMEN’s single ‘Reclaim These Streets’ raising money for Women’s Aid UK. MIRI recently featured in Episode 1 of Marshall Amplification’s #WhyDoYouPlay campaign alongside Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro) and young drummer Paul Goumou.
MIRI has curated, hosted and performed at a host of venues and events across the UK & Europe including The Lexington, Southbank Centre, Bush Hall, 100 Club, Greenbelt Festival, Art Lover Ground (Barcelona) & Sofa Sounds (London, Amsterdam & Rotterdam), whilst also supporting music and mental health awareness charities, community projects and performing her music in male prisons.
Behind the scenes MIRI is on the BEAT Board for The Featured Artist Coalition, and is a Social Media Ambassador for The F-List, a UK directory of female and gender non conforming musicians and an LGBTQ+ Ambassador for Women In CTRL.
“British frontwoman takes her cues from Phoebe Bridges with this broad and rich folk gem.” Mystic Sons
“Soundbites contains some of her finest, most gripping songwriting.” Clash Magazine
“MIRI is a force to be reckoned with, an extraordinary talent.” Chris Nulty – HeadStuff
“British artist keeps the vibes high on this fresh and vibrant indie-pop delight.” Mystic Sons (‘Trends’ single Review)
“When we were chatting after the show two separate people told me they cried when MIRI performed. Your voice, your music and your lyrics cut through to our souls. Thank you so much for performing last night and for letting us use Somebody Save Me in the film.” Liz Williams – Director iAmGenZ
Her previous music releases have gained spins from Fubar, Represent, BBC 6 Music, Soho Radio, BBC London Introducing and Radio X. She has written and worked with artists including Estelle, Plan B, Anita Blay and Xylaroo. Live-wise highlights include; An East Germany Tour, Trafalgar Square for Million Women Rise – a rally to end male violence against women, Greenbelt Festival, Natty’s Vibes & Pressure, the main stage at Manchester Pride, and Bush Hall supporting Laura Veirs and Frank Turner for Isolate Live.
Between May 2011 – January 2019 MIRI co promoted and co hosted monthly live music night Blue Monday created for LBTQ women and allies with guest speakers including Safe Gigs For Women and Get In Her Ears. MIRI, as part of Blue Monday put on a one day festival celebrating Women In Music and collaborated with award winning music venue Green Note on 10 sold out live music events called Girls To The Front bringing female musicians to the forefront. MIRI has promoted and hosted live music nights for Strongroom in Shoreditch and has been a guest host for Bar Wotever & Perceptions Warehouse.
Live Performance Photo Credit: Keira-Anee Photography
Photo Credit: Michaela Jay
Make Up: Santiago Carmen Sorrenti