About the Artist
A Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, 20 year old Kizzy Crawford’s solo career began just a few years ago. In that time, Kizzy has developed an increasing sophistication to her songwriting and performance, which is complimented by her soaring voice that boasts both range and charisma.
Her ambition as a black Welsh artist is to make her mark by fusing bilingual soul-folk jazz and she’s already getting recognition for her work with airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru as well as live TV performances on S4C, Children in Need for BBC 1 and the 6 Nations advert campaign.
Despite Kizzy’s relative youth (she was born in 1996), she has built a reputation as an ‘experienced, polished performer’. Among her many recent gigs have been appearances at the National Assembly for Wales during WOMEX, Glastonbury, London Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz, Hay Festival, Festival No 6, Dinefwr Festival, the Plaid Cymru Conference, Blissfields, Wakestock, Abergavenny Food Festival and the Prince Edward Island Festival, Canada. She has also performed on Radio 3 and Radio 4, and recently gave a live performance of her latest single ‘Jungle’ on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Kizzy introduces herself here.
“Real talent” – Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
“A star in the making. Not only a great songwriter but also an experienced, polished performer.” – Stereoboard