William (Willa) Lee
William (Willa) Lee is a nineteen-year-old urban soul singer/songwriter from Dublin. A native of Ballymun, he follows in the footsteps of artists like Glenn Hansard and Damien Dempsey. He is a workinclassrecords artist and has featured on a number of workinclassrecords projects, including the GI and Costello albums, Illosophical and MaryJane. Willa has supported live acts Action Bronson, Maverick Saber and the Wu Tang Clan. He is currently writing his first solo album.
'One of the sweetest slices of urban soul music to come along in an age.' Irishtimes.com
'To hear him sing it was a damn priviledge.' Hot Press
James Costello (Costello)
James Costello (Costello) is a hip-hop emcee from Dublin. James is a workinclassrecords artist and a member of the group Street Literature, who released their debut album Products of the Environment in 2011. Costello performed with HipNós in Dublin and Cape Town. 2012 saw the release of his debut solo album Illosophical. He recently released MaryJane, a collaboration album with fellow workinclassrecords artist GI.
'This is a CLASSIC...ALL hip hop heads need this!' Maverick Saber on Illosophical.
Christopher Buckley (GI)
Christopher Buckley (GI) is a hip-hop emcee and producer from Dublin. He is a workinclassrecords artist and a member of the group Street Literature who released their debut album Products of the Environment in 2011. GI performed with HipNós in Dublin and New York. He has become a respected hip-hop producer and produced Lethal Dialect's first two albums LD50 1 and 2. 2012 saw the release of two solo albums by GI, Underworld and the instrumental album Black Tuna. His latest release MaryJane, is a collaboration album with fellow workinclassrecords artist Costello.
Dean Scurry is a founding member and manager of workinclassrecords, an independent hip-hop music label. He is also a stand-up comedian who has had two successful shows in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Dean has worked as a youth-worker/arts-facilitator since 1990 and was involved in the development of HipNós with the Axis Arts Centre, a meeting of hip-hop and traditional Irish music, which has thrilled audiences in Dublin, Cape town and New York. Dean co-produced and co-presented Dole TV on DCTV, a satirical look at post boom Ireland. He was production manager on the documentary Broken Song which premiered at the Dublin International Film Festival in Feb 2013. This year Dean will make his acting debut in the feature drama, Cardboard Gangsters.