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ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE 2023 EUROPEAN EMERGING BANDS CONTEST!

The 5th edition of the European Youth Event converges in Strasbourg on the 9th and 10th of June 2023, bringing together thousands of young people from all over the EU and beyond! JM International and the European Parliament have joined forces to bring you an amazing new edition of the European Emerging Bands Contest! The EEBC is all about bringing talented artists from across Europe together, blending different music genres and creating an awesome space for music sharing and discovery. Get ready for some seriously unforgettable music experiences!


The contest was launched on February 1st and closed on April 10th, receiving an overwhelming response of more than 170 applications from talented bands and solo artists based in 29 different European countries. The jury composed of representatives of the EP and JMI technical jury, together with the #EYE2023 Youth Jury, composed of 15 young people, passionately debated the high-quality entries. Together, they narrowed the talent from 170 acts to the final 8, who will be showcased as the 2023 EEBC Winners!


EYE participants need to get ready for some epic concerts in Strasbourg! The 8 winning bands will take the stage over two evenings, performing a variety of music genres that will blow your mind. It is set to be an amazing opportunity to experience a unique music event that combines different cultures and styles from across the continent!


And the winners are…


Access Crew

(France)

Access Crew plays french pop and funk, in a very recognizable way: each of the 5 members has their own colored identity, promising a vibrantly grooving performance on stage! Playing in several places across France, they recently played the first part of the well-known Julien Granel in Toulouse.


Estelle Baldé

(Belgium)

The songwriter Estelle Baldé aspires to live her passion for music to the fullest and let her heart be guided by what she desires, especially with her debut EP "Desire of the Heart" released during the pandemic. A first project - with sunny sounds - earned her an invitation by the International Organization of the Francophonie in Dubai in 2021.

SOCIALS : Instagram / Facebook / Youtube


Jeremy Pascal

(Austria)

Jeremy Pascal is not one person but a collective; an idea, not an individual; the sum of its parts. Reflecting the influences of all four members of this young band from Vienna, Jeremy Pascal’s songs - written together by bandmates Law Wallner, Lukas Handlbauer, Michael Tauschmann and Tino Romana, merge the experiences of their individual lives into stories that explore their collective past with a wistful look into the future.


No Funciona

(Spain)

Friends since high school, Martina, Paula, Esther and Pol joined together to play their favorite music. From the necessity of expressing themselves, they started to write their own songs, and released their first single "Todo Mal Nada Bien" in 2022. Since then, they have released two more songs: "Monopoly" and "LA DE LA RADIO", and have performed several times in Barcelona's local clubs and public spaces.

SOCIALS: Instagram / Youtube / Tiktok


Sergio Gomez

(Spain)

Sergio Gómez is a 25-year-old composer and singer from Malaga (Spain). His music explores the plains of Soul, Funky and RnB, through Acid Jazz and Hip-Hop, with references such as Stevie Wonder, Snarky Puppy, José James, D'Angelo and Moonchild, among others. "On My Mind" is the first single from what will be his debut album.


Shunaji

(United Kingdom)

Shunaji is a rapper, vocalist and producer hailing from Rome, currently based in London. Her innovative musical style blends jazz-influenced hip-hop with funk, soul and psychedelic flavours, and has gained her recognition by the British Music Collection, the Help Musicians MOBO Awards and BBC Radio hosts including Jamz Supernova.


The Pamphlets

(Ukraine)

Founded in 2020 in Kyiv, Ukraine, the band began their career with the single "Spohad”, highlighting the issues of human relationships during COVID-19. After winning a competition from Primat Production, the band recorded their first studio work and released it as the single "Kosy" (2021), revealing the theme of relationships and betrayal. The release of the single "Misto Marii" (2022), dedicated to Mariupol and the vocalist's family, attracted considerable attention to the band's work.


Venior

(Germany)

VENIOR is a singer, songwriter, producer, painter and “trashion” designer from Finland, currently based in Berlin where she is working on new art projects. VENIOR describes her style as “Freeky Punky Pop”. She mixes wild, experimental beats with heavy bass sounds, powerful vocals and a strong message together with her mysterious and colorful art world which she describes as a portal into the “Neon Pussy Universe”.


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