Nia Wyn


Sunday 19th March 2017

Nia Wyn

Where are you from?
Llandudno, North Wales.

What do you do?
I play blues and soul-inspired music. Vocals, guitar.

Describe your style in three words?
Mod, masc/femme, vintage-sports.

If you could make a record with anyone from history?
Frank Ocean – a musical genius who reinvented hip-hop/RnB and he's a social icon.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to and why?
Kehlani at KOKO. The energy and talent she has is incredible.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Amy Winehouse definitely inspires my sound. I think she's one of the best singers to ever walk this earth.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
I'd probably say Amy Winehouse again on this one, reckon we'd have a right f*cking laugh and I like to think we'd bond over our influences.

Which British subculture means the most to you?
Anti-fascist skinhead scene.

If you could share the bill with any British band in history?
Weller is a huge figure in music and has influenced me and so many artists. The quality of The Jam's songwriting was banging.

What music did you listen to growing up?
A lot of Dylan, particularly from his early years up until the late '60s but loved Blood on the Tracks too.

Growing up in a small town in North Wales, Nia Wyn found solace in old blues and soul records she found in junk shops. Nia has a talent for powerful socially conscious storytelling with her unorthodox vocal style, marking her as one to watch in the near future.

Nia's latest release 'Turnstiles' was produced by Paul Weller in his Surrey studio and also features the mod icon on bass, Hammond organ and backing vocals.

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