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With support from BBC Introducing and BBC Manchester and with full page features in the Metro and Manchester Evening News, Sasha Pannu has already impacted on Manchester’s thriving music scene.

While working on a catalogue of songs for publishers and other artists, she continues to produce material not only as a songwriter but also as a solo performer and front woman of the band, The Pretty Shapes.

‘The nature of underground music is that it’s constantly shifting and pushing boundaries, and ultimately its influences will be heard on most mainstream music. This if anything just encourages artists like me to keep making what feels right and be true to their creative desires.’

A small-but-committed group of writers, bloggers and videographers that (mostly) exist and function all over the D.C. Metro area.