Screaming girls, BBC gigs and radio interviews, and working alongside artists such as Kele Le Roc, and Darren Hayes. All in a days work for Fugative, a singer, songwriter, and producer from Essex.
Fugative first became interested in music at the age of seven, hanging around music studios owned by some respected names in the music business. Since then, the now 15 year old schoolboy has worked hard to create his own unique blend of ‘Hip Pop’ music. He released his debut single in 2008.
The infectious ‘It’s Summer Time’ brought him to the attention of young girls up and down the country, who remain loyal fans. He also attracted the attention of the media, proving a huge hit with radio 1’s Nick Kershaw, and viewers of digital Satellite channel, ‘Channel U’. Since then he has been finding his way around his home studio, creating his debut album, due for release this summer.
Before the album hits the shops Fugative’s chilled out American influenced sound, will be raising the roof of under 18’s venues across the country, as he promotes his second single. His gig list includes two performances in his home county on February 18th, as part of the Club DTV tour events at Dukes Genesis, Chelmsford, and Club Mayhem Southend. Club DTV runs a unique youth based web T.V channel and under 18’s club tour, and have been firm supporters of Fugative since the start of his career.
But onto the single that Fugative is promoting called ‘Jimmy Shoe’. Released on April 6th, this is described as a tongue in cheek look at female show obsession (something men may never understand!). Citing inspiration from the likes of Lil Wayne and Sean Kingston, this is the first song which is all Fugatives own work, a feat which has found him understandably proud and excited. “This is the first song I have produced and recorded myself; it represents the sound of the new generation ‘Hip Pop’. I feel really excited about this song; I think it’s my best work so far.”
‘Jimmy Shoe’ and a selection of Fugatives other tracks are available on his myspace page @ www.myspace.com/fugativeuk, along with his full gig listings. For more information on Club DTV and its nationwide events, which also feature P.A’s from chart stars ‘Ironik’, visit www.clubdtvshop.com.