The Industry

BIMM Bristol’s up & coming female artists

8th March 2018

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In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’ve compiled a short list of some of BIMM Bristol’s best up and coming female-fronted acts. Sit back, crank up the volume and enjoy!



Elena released her debut single ‘Stuck on Repeat’ in October 2017. She oozes attitude and sums up her outlook on her music perfectly here.

“I want my songs to bring a respectability, but also just to be fun. I sometimes think artists are so focused on the message and values behind the music, that they forget to just let go and enjoy themselves. This is my way of creating a strong and sassy personality, but also trying my best to be vulnerable and intimate too – which is actually what every person boils down to!”



Bronwyn Leonard

It’s sometimes best for an artist to play their cards close to their chest until the time is right to reveal their music the world. This is exactly why BIMM Bristol graduate Bronwyn Leonard’s current online profile is somewhat modest.

Her raw and soulful vocal tone take influence from artists like Amy Winehouse and Jolie Holland, and is showcased perfectly in this live video for ‘Our Legacy’. Fun fact: Bronwyn performed with the BBC National Youth Choir for the first night of BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in 2017.



Featuring Jodie Robinson on vocal duties, Iota are an alternative rock five piece. Formed in 2017, Iota are still in the relatively early stages of their formation, although they’re already building up a reputation for high energy performances, capturing their audience between a state of euphoria and aggression. Watch this space!





James Watts

Social Media Assistant, Professional Bassist and Music Journalist. Career highlights include performing at some of the UK's premier music festivals, recording in Abbey Road and interviewing Debbie Harry.