Drake Music Artist Showcase

Drake Music Artist Showcase

Wednesday 31st January 2024: 6.30pm – 8.30pm 

We are delighted to announce the Drake Music Collective’s Artist Showcase, which will be streamed live from the stunning LSO St Luke’s in London on Wednesday 31st January 2024.

We invite you to join us online, and kick off the new year with an incredible evening of new music, new ideas and new perspectives. 

Discover exceptional talent from diverse genres…

The showcase will take you on a musical journey that spans genres from neo-soul via contemporary vocal improvisation to avant-garde electronic pop.

Featuring captivating performances by the talented artists of our latest cohort of the Drake Music Collective.

Ysabelle Wombwell – honest and evocative alternative pop inspired by lived experience.

Daisy Higman – indie-folk contemporary vocal improvisation exploring disability and utopia.

Geo Aghinea – ethereal vocals and poetic language creating emotive journeys and immersive spatial sonic spaces.

Rivkala – neo-soul with catchy melodic hooks, bass-driven grooves and socially poignant lyrics.

Elizabeth J. Birch – electronic sounds and evocative stories, baffling the system with tech-wizardry and emotive vocals.

Sharing how to create accessible performance opportunities…

In partnership with LSO St Luke’s, the event will not only showcase fantastic new music but will spotlight solutions for successfully planning and running live music events that are accessible for Disabled performers.

Watch it live…

Join us online from 6:30-8:30pm on Wednesday 31st January 2024.

Book your free ticket here

If you are a music professional and would like to join us in-person at LSO St Luke’s, London, please email us at info@drakemusic.org for more information.


The event will feature BSL interpretation and live captioning throughout.

Please contact info@drakemusic.org or tell us when you book your ticket if you have any other access requirements that you’d like us to be aware of.

Meet the Drake Music Collective…

Ysabelle Wombwell

Photograph of Ysabelle Wombwell sat on a stool.

Ysabelle is a musician, composer andmusic producer.  Her music is honest and evocative, often inspired by her experiences of depression, solo parenthood, abuse and exclusion, and is heavily influenced by her lived experience of racial and gender discrimination, and ableism.

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Daisy Higman

Photograph of Daisy Higman

Daisy is a freelance composer, voice teacher, singer, lecturer, and theatre-maker based in the South-West. Her work includes sound installations on a double-decker bus, a folk musical about cheese-rolling, a welcome message for extra-terrestrials performed at a satellite station, and the opening ceremony of a travelling museum. 

She is particularly interested in collaborative vocal improvisation and is currently developing a new piece about disability and utopia. 

Listen to Daisy on SoundCloud


Rivkala is an emerging Newcastle-based neo-soul artist, songwriter, singer and pianist, and an alumni of Generator NE’s First Notes programme, funded by Youth Music. Raised in Manchester on a varied diet of jazz, funk, disco, psych rock and soul, her writing is flavoured with their broad influence, characterised by catchy melodic hooks, bass-driven grooves and socially poignant lyrics.   

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Geo Aghinea

Geo is a London-based producer, composer, and vocalist who continuously strives to create a distinctive soundscape that reflects their experience as a deaf musician who hears through a synthetic mechanism: hearing aids.  

As heard on their self-produced EP titled ‘I’ll Hand You A Hand’, Geo’s sound design, ethereal vocals, and poetic language create experimental, avant-garde immersive spatial sonic spaces that take listeners on emotive journeys.  

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Listen to Geo on Spotify

Elizabeth J. Birch


Elizabeth is an undefined glitch. Fusing electronic sounds with evocative stories, she continues to baffle the system with her tech-wizardry and emotive vocals. A vocalist, composer, producer and tech-enthusiast, she believes that “music is for all,” and she strives for authenticity, intoxicated by how different sounds can create, and convey, emotional states. She is inspired by boundary-blurring artists such as Low, Gary Numan and David Bowie, as well as everyday occurrences and the world around her. 

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