Reservoir makes raft of UK signings including Rachel Chinouriri

Reservoir has signed neo-soul pop artist Rachel Chinouriri to a worldwide publishing deal.

Chinouriri joins an alternative pop/rock roster that includes synth-pop artist Shura, Scottish songwriter David Sneddon, singer-songwriter Lucy Rose, and Mike Halls of alternative rock group Clean Cut Kid, all signings and re-signings spearheaded by UK Head of Creative Charlie Pinder.

British-Zimbabwean rising indie artist Rachel Chinouriri first drew support from BBC Introducing at only 17 and this month was named one of Evening Standard’s 25 most influential people under 25.

After self-releasing tracks recorded on her laptop at home, Chinouriri dropped her debut EP, Mama’s Boy, earlier this year.

Her recent collaboration, Animals with Atlantic Records grime producer Preditah, has secured widespread streaming and radio support since its release last month.

“With the additions of Rachel, Shura, and Mike, and the renewed relationships with David, Lucy, and Scottish alternative rock band Fatherson, we continue to build a more exciting, creative, and diverse eco-system of talent at Reservoir.”

Charlie Pinder

Meanwhile, Scottish songwriter David Sneddon recently re-upped his deal with the company. Sneddon is currently enjoying success as one of the collaborators on Lewis Capaldi’s UK No.1 album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent.

Capaldi’s track Lost On You was co-written and co-produced by Sneddon. He also recently teamed up with alt-pop singer Mika, co-writing six tracks on his new album, My Name Is Michael Holbrook, including singles “Tiny Love” and “Sanremo.”

British singer-songwriter Lucy Rose also renewed her agreement with Reservoir following the release of her fourth studio-album No Words Left.

Rose is also a frequent collaborator of Grammy-nominated rapper Logic, co-writing and featuring on his albums YSIV, The Incredible True Story, and Everybody.

Shura returned with her sophomore album, forevher, which was released via Secretly Canadian. UK-born, but Brooklyn-based, Shura is currently on the road, touring across North America and Europe in support of the album.

Mike Halls has is the co-founder and frontman of Liverpool-based Clean Cut Kid, whose latest LP, Painwave, which Halls wrote and produced, was released earlier this year. He also recently co-wrote British folk band Skinny Living’s latest single, Let Go.

“I’m certain that working closely with Reservoir will help me grow as an artist and a person and I’m so excited to find out what this next chapter brings

Rachel Chinouriri

“I couldn’t be happier to have signed with Reservoir,” said Chinouriri.

“Charlie and the entire team have shown as much love and passion for my music as I do, which can only be a great thing.

“I’m certain that working closely with Reservoir will help me grow as an artist and a person and I’m so excited to find out what this next chapter brings.”

“It’s no coincidence my Reservoir years have been amongst my most successful as a professional songwriter.”

David Sneddon

“I was thrilled to recently extend my time with Reservoir and to work further with Charlie Pinder, in particular,” says Sneddon.

“I’ve really felt proud to be a Reservoir writer during the last three years. One of the main things that drove me to remain part of the family was the genuine sense of excitement that seems to run right through the entire company.

“It’s no coincidence my Reservoir years have been amongst my most successful as a professional songwriter.”

Pinder said: “With the additions of Rachel, Shura, and Mike, and the renewed relationships with David, Lucy, and Scottish alternative rock band Fatherson, we continue to build a more exciting, creative, and diverse eco-system of talent at Reservoir.

“It is an absolute privilege to help shape the roster and celebrate each of their successes.”Music Business Worldwide

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