LIFFORD SHILLINGFORD is an accomplished soul singer who has been an essential part of the UK music industry since the 1990’s.
Cutting his teeth as lead singer of boy band Public Demand – he had a hit with Invisible and then hit the big time with Artful Dodger singing Please Don’t Turn Me On and Something.
Over the years Lifford has brought soulful sounds to the dancefloors and nightclubs of London and venues around the UK.
Most recently he brought the house down on Britain’s Got Talent prompting Alesha Dixon to press the prestigious Golden Buzzer after his faultless impassioned performance of Sam Cooke’s A Change Is Gonna Come.
He then went on to prove his versatility by performing a unique soulful rendition of the Beatles’ Yesterday in the semi-finals.
LIFFORD is now a household name in the UK – the power, soul, intensity and emotion in his voice makes every performance an experience that takes the audience on a wonderful musical journey. Drawing on his life experiences, Lifford’s lyrics tell stories of joy and pain, love and hope, strength and survival – intimate and real insights that resonate with the heartbeats of audiences everywhere.
LIFFORD gives outstanding performances every time – brimming with charisma, his professionalism shines through – the voice of soul, emotion, and honesty. This is the man who will bring sparkle and brilliance to elevate every event to an absolute diamond of a show.
Lifford‘s career began in the 1990’s supporting Gabrielle and East 17 as part of boy band Public Demand, staging many performances including Wembley Arena. During his time with the band, he continued to write and tutor a number of up and coming artists including a group called Sugababes (the original line up) signed to London Records.
A collaboration with Garage act Artful Dodger on hit single ‘Please Don’t Turn Me On’ catapulted Lifford into the limelight on a higher level, doing radio shows up and down the UK and Europe, TV performances on shows including Later with Jools Holland, Best of Jools Holland, Children in Need, Live and Kicking, London Evening News, T.F.I. Friday, Top of the pops, M.T.V. and M.T.V base with Trevor Nelson, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and C.D.U.K. The track was also a smash for International clubland, where it was PA’d in Ibiza, Palma, Copenhagen, New York, Switzerland, Sweden, and Germany.
Other successful collaborations include Disclosure, Joey Negro, Incognito, Grooverider, Conducta, DJ Cameo, Matt Jam Lamont, Wipe The Needle and Rhemi.
Lifford was recently Alesha Dixon’s Golden Buzzer choice for Britain’s Got Talent 2018. Being a semi finalist has brought a lot of attention to this Soul singer from London, not only to share his voice but to tell his story. Meeting and being interviewed by Lorraine Kelly was one of his highlights so far.
On a personal note and after years of collaborations & artist performances, Lifford finally has the platform to release his own music. A dream realised from a lot of hard work and self belief.
LIFFORD – SOUL OF LONDON
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