Born into an artistic home without a TV set, Channel Cairo's lead singer Joshua Bowyer learned to entertain on the piano from an early age. He moved to London with friend Hamish Murtagh and began piecing together a folk group from open-mic sessions and recording studios across the capital.
Ainsley Stones is a Sheffield based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and vocalist. His varied, tuneful, catchy songs, soulful playing and lively performances have meant that Ainsley has received consistently excellent reviews for many years.
We chatted to a few of the artists on the line-up of the next Power Down Showcase at Metropolis Studios . To hear them perform, visit M online at 8pm on 1 May, where their performances will be streamed live.
Formed just over two years ago, Lizzardfrequency, or Lf as they refer to themselves, are brothers Iain and Mark Lay.
Both brothers have worked on numerous musical projects over the years but finally came together to "write the music they want to listen to".