Sunday, May 31, 2015


Rixton Biography
British Pop/Rock/R&B band Rixton make their US debut with their Me And My Broken Heart EP out now. MTV has already selected Rixton as a 2014 “Artist To Watch” and premiered the music video worldwide for the title track and first single. Check it out HERE. The song has also cracked the Top 40 chart coming in at #16 this week and continues to climb, while iTunes has named “Me And My Broken Heart” a Single of the Week and VEVO has chosen Rixton as their April LIFT Artist. Hailing from Manchester, UK foursome Rixton are lead singer and rhythm guitarist Jake Roche, bass/keys, backing vocalist Danny Wilkin, lead guitarist and backing vocalist, Charley Bagnall, and drummer Lewi Morgan. Jake and Danny started writing together 3 years ago in Danny's parents caravan. Two years later they were introduced to Charley through mutual friends and year later they stumbled upon Lewi in a back alley of a Manchester pub (playing pots and pans) and asked him to join the band. Drawing comparisons to Maroon 5, Rixton offer up a wealth of addictive pop/rock/R&B built on their own brand of songwriting, instrumentation and vocal harmonies. The band has been steadily gaining a large YouTube following from their reimagined covers of tracks including Taylor Swift’s “Trouble”,Rita Ora’s “How We Do (Party)”, Chris Brown's "Don't Wake Me Up" , R. Kelly’s “Ignition” eventually catching the ear of talent manager Scooter Braun. Working with GRAMMY winning producer Benny Blanco, Rixton are set to deliver their debut album on School Boy/Giant Little Man/Mad Love/Interscope Records later this year.

Rixton All Music Guide Biography
Soulful and effusive, British pop/rock/R&B quartet Rixton turned heads in 2013 with their hugely successful YouTube channel, which featured the band covering hits from the likes of Taylor Swift, R. Kelly, Rita Ora, and Chris Brown. Invoking names like Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, and Ed Sheeran, the group formed in Manchester in 2012 around the talents of lead singer and rhythm guitarist Jake Roche, bassist/keyboardist and backing vocalist Danny Wilkin, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Charley Bagnall, and drummer Lewi Morgan. The group made its American debut in March 2014 with the Interscope-issued Me and My Broken Heart EP, with the promise of a full-length outing to follow later in the year. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi