In Episode 3, presenter Ky Charles checks out Rockness Festival in Scotland and shares a sofa with the likes of The Maccabees, Plan B, Hadouken!, Alabama 3 and Hoodlums for some exclusive acoustic sets and interviews…
Kysha Charles: Presenter/Blogger
Is a born and bread Londoner, who grew up in Hampstead, and at the age of 17 swapped leafy Hampstead for coolEast Londonto pursue her music dream. Ky started up her own band whilst at the renowned art school Camberwell, with a couple of college mates. Five Sterling was born from a love of Led Zeppelin, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s and dressing like boys, the band attracted a small cult status and had interest from Island Records, sadly it wasn’t meant to be and Ky moved on to start a band called Spys Like Us. The band was renowned for their snappy dress sense and catchy lyrics.
Whilst pursuing her love of music Ky also started her own fashion label urban chic, from selling in Portabella, Spitafields andCamdenmarkets she got and spotted by a buyer at Topman. Through the success and exposure of her men’s wear collection selling at Topman, her designs went global and she stocked her collection inJapanandNew York. Her pieces were featured in both Japanese and British Vogue.
Due to Ky’s fashion credentials it was no coincidence that a chance meeting with the self styled fashionista and ex-soap star Ebony Bones was inevitable, within a month Ky was touring the world with Ebony Bones.
While In Ebony Bones Ky had the opportunity to appear at a range of festivals such as Bestival, Lovebox andGlastonbury.
With Ebony Bones gaining a huge fan base and plenty of press attention, Ky got the chance to perform on TV shows such as The Green Room, BBC Sound and Radio 1’s Zane Lowe show.
But it wasn’t meant to be so Ky and Ebony Bones went their separate ways, but Ky didn’t stay down hearted for long she was spotted to do a presenting slot on the Disney Channel, Ky loved presenting so much that she jumped at the chance when she was given the opportunity to front a new online music show called MusioMusicTV.
Alongside her sister Che the two have a dumb and dumber approach to presenting. Ky has notched up a whole host of stars such as Lethal Bizzel, VV Brown, and Mark Ronson to name a few.
Ky also went back to her music roots when last year, she was invited to appear with The Noisettes and Drew from Babyshambles at their sell out gig at chalk farm’s Proud.