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Folk singer-songwriter Aayushi, a British-Indian musician, sitting on a beach in a white dress holding out shells in her hand and smiling.
Illustrated artwork of an ethereal female figure hanging fron a tree branch with her feet suspended from the ground

About 

"Wonderfully magical and timeless"

Aayushi is a contemporary folk singer-songwriter from Birmingham, UK, with Indian heritage. She writes strikingly tender songs, delivering them with an intimacy that has often been described as the sonic equivalent of a warm hug. 

While she draws comparisons to contemporaries like Julia Jacklin and Rachel Sermanni, her earliest musical influences come from the lo-fi, fuzz-folk world of Neutral Milk Hotel, Bright Eyes, and The Microphones. 

Fresh On The Net

"This is language distilled into pure feeling, this is poetry" 

Phil Shaw, Get to the Chorus

2022 saw Aayushi move into Birmingham’s live performance spaces with a surprising ease, and in 2023 she completed her first summer tour across the UK, highlights of which included Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place Festival, a slot on the Purbeck Rising stage at Purbeck Folk Festival, and opening for Birmingham’s Poet Laureate at Birmingham Festival ’23.   

At 17, she began to share her compositions with the world, self-releasing a host of singles that have garnered her a global online following. With support from the likes of BBC 6’s Fresh on The Net and BBC West Midlands, her music has graced Spotify’s ‘Most Beautiful Songs in the World’ and ‘New Music Friday UK’ playlists, racking up over 7 million Spotify streams to date.

 

She was recently selected from a national open call to join the UK New Artist Collective, a cross-disciplinary group of 18 artists with a shared goal to champion creativity and inspire communities across the UK.

 

 

"A fiercely DIY approach to music making"

Tom Robinson

A photo of folk singer-songwriter Aayushi, a British-Indian woman, with a guitar on stage in front of a live audience

Upcoming shows

Notable performances
  • Soul Medicine Festival, April 2023

  • Fearne Cotton's Happy Place Festival, July & September 2023

  • Purbeck Folk Festival, August 2023

  • Birmingham '23 Festival, August 2023

  • Crescent Theatre (supporting Nessi Gomes), October 2023

  • Exeter Phoenix (supporting Dominie Hooper), November 2023

Photo credit: Ollie Bowern Photography

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