Living The Dream

My Favourite Defeat EP coverThe first show of 2013 set the scene perfectly for what we hope will be a truly exciting year for up and coming new music and emerging talent.  We welcomed back for the second time magnificent songstress Ilona, who came accompanied by song-writing partner and mentor, the legendary Tony Moore, always eloquent, always sincere and always needing no prompting to burst into song.

Ilona, originally from Bulgaria is a very attractive 25-year-old songstress who has meteorically risen from total obscurity less than 2 years ago to becoming one of the hottest promising female artists of the London contemporary pop scene.  Her debut EP, My Favourite Defeat is a collection of self-penned and produced songs which are beautifully written and very likable indeed.  Ilona’s live performances are always mesmerising and the passion she pours onto every note she sings is contagious and real enough to move her audience.Ilona and Tony

It is always a pleasure to welcome artists like Ilona and Tony Moore, eloquent, passionate about their craft and above all sincere.  Enjoy the videos and sound files below, including the show in full, which contains a few new tracks from some exciting up and coming artists we have recently discovered, including:

Craig Hansen – Sunshine

From australia, a very distinctive voice and great guitar riffs.

Jake Downs – Seize The Water

A supremely talented 18-year-old multi-instrumentalist from Devon, one to watch out for!

Liz Lawrence – Bedroom Hero

Causing quite a stir with this supreme song which starts gently and acoustically and builds into a magnificent production featuring strings, soaring guitars, brass section and delicious harmonies.

Worry Dolls – Polaroid

Catchy, quirky, entertaining, musically fresh and appealing, this female duo write clever songs accompanied by a host of string instruments such as the mandolin, ukulele and guitar.


Ilona defines her music


Ilona’s latest self penned song Kiss Me Back To Life


A beautiful heartfelt song Walk a Mile


Ilona Under The Radar Session – Sunday 6 January 2013 Part 1

Ilona Under The Radar Session – Sunday 6 January 2013 Part 2


The official video for My Favourite Defeat the title track from Ilona’s debut EP


Next week Sunday 13 January 2013, we welcome to the Under The Radar studios sultry Spanish senorita Gloria Garcia plus local songstress from Weybridge Sian L Sanderson!  Tune in from 7pm ONLY on Brooklands Radio!