Preparations are under way for Zealous X! We’re excited at showcasing 106 creatives in January across 7 fields at the Richmix in London. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be profiling a bit about each finalist every day so you’ll be able to get acquainted before the event kicks off.

Here are 3 of our musicians…

Project Jam Sandwich

Project Jam Sandwich are a world folk fusion quintet of award-winning musicians hailing from Manchester having studied at the RNCM, who concoct a captivating set of exhilarating improvisations, infectious rhythm and beautiful melody from around the globe. From South Africa to Bulgaria to Scotland, their music has situated them as rising stars in their field. They have performed at the BBC Proms, The Sage Gateshead, Bridgewater Hall, BBC Radio 3, Aldeburgh Festival, Fishguard and Ulverston International Music Festivals and Celtic Connections to name but a few and their exuberant live performances regularly bring audiences to their feet.

Check out the rest of their Zealous profile here


Mahrnie is a French singer, songwriter. Trained at the music conservatoire in Burgundy, she played the viola by the age of 5 and then the oboe for more than 10 years. Arts have always been present in her life both with music and acting. Always influenced by movies and classical music, the most important for her being to tell stories by letting her imagination take her as far as possible, writing her songs like if she was writing scripts. Her music is considered as very cinematic, dark, feminist, quirky and poetic.

Check out the rest of her Zealous profile here

Halfpenny Pass

Hip-Hop/Trip-Hop 8 piece Halfpenny Pass are a passionate collective brimming with musicality and potential, fusing contrasting genres into their own unique sound. Playing with artists including Bombay Bicycle Club & Andreya Triana, Halfpenny recently released their debut EP ‘halfcut’.

Check out the rest of their Zealous profile here.

To view all of our finalists, click here.