Nia Wyn

Singer/Songwriter — Llandudno

Name?
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.

What was the first song you played on repeat?
'Reach For The Stars' by S Club 7.
I was a pre-teen having been born in the 1990s.

One record you would keep forever?
'Blue' by Joni Mitchell. 'River' is a standout track.

A song from your favourite album?
Favourite album at the moment… 'Ego Death' by The Internet. Favourite song gotta be 'Curse'.

A song you wish you had written?
'Walk On By' by Isaac Hayes (love the Aretha version though).

A song that defines the teenage you?
'All of Me' by Billie Holiday.

What was the last piece of music you bought?
'Something To Tell You' by HAIM.

A song lyric that inspires you?
"To survive is to stay alive,
in the face of opposition,

Even when they comin' gunnin',
I stand position."

'Forgive Them Father' by Ms. Lauryn Hill.

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
'It Wasn’t Me' by Shaggy.

Best love song of all time?
'Our Love (Will See Us Through)' by Nina Simone.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Redbone' by Childish Gambino.

Best song to bring people together?
'Tomboy' by Princess Nokia.

4 songs you can’t stop listening to right now?

'SKWOD' by Nadia Rose
The video is a masterpiece and it's being used as an anthem for anti-fascism on streets of London.

'Isles of Arran' by Loyle Carner
He's blending old-school with the new, his bars and the production are mad good.

'Right Now (Live Version)' by HAIM
All woman rock band who kick ass, need I say more really.

'CRZY' by Kehlani
She is an artist in every meaning of the word and is inspiring to so many young women.

Name?
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.

What was the first song you played on repeat?
'Reach For The Stars' by S Club 7.
I was a pre-teen having been born in the 1990s.

One record you would keep forever?
'Blue' by Joni Mitchell. 'River' is a standout track.

A song from your favourite album?
Favourite album at the moment… 'Ego Death' by The Internet. Favourite song gotta be 'Curse'.

A song you wish you had written?
'Walk On By' by Isaac Hayes (love the Aretha version though).

A song that defines the teenage you?
'All of Me' by Billie Holiday.

What was the last piece of music you bought?
'Something To Tell You' by HAIM.

A song lyric that inspires you?
"To survive is to stay alive,
in the face of opposition,

Even when they comin' gunnin',
I stand position."

'Forgive Them Father' by Ms. Lauryn Hill.

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
'It Wasn’t Me' by Shaggy.

Best love song of all time?
'Our Love (Will See Us Through)' by Nina Simone.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Redbone' by Childish Gambino.

Best song to bring people together?
'Tomboy' by Princess Nokia.

4 songs you can’t stop listening to right now?

'SKWOD' by Nadia Rose
The video is a masterpiece and it's being used as an anthem for anti-fascism on streets of London.

'Isles of Arran' by Loyle Carner
He's blending old-school with the new, his bars and the production are mad good.

'Right Now (Live Version)' by HAIM
All woman rock band who kick ass, need I say more really.

'CRZY' by Kehlani
She is an artist in every meaning of the word and is inspiring to so many young women.

Nia Wyn | Northern No Soul Town (2017)

Nia Wyn | Do You Love Enough (2017)

Nia Wyn | Help Me (2017)

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