*2014 Folkfest Panelist
*2014 IndieCon Pentaport Conference Panelist (Incheon / Seoul, South Korea)
*2014 Music Week: 30 Under 30, "Best of the Rest"
*2015 IQ Magazine: Top 10 New Bosses
*2015, October, LiveUK Magazine NXT Contributor "Public Image Limited"
*2015, November, Fast Forward Conference Launch Event Panelist
Graduating from The University of Hertfordshire, Umong obtained his Music and Industry Management degree. He started working Discovery Talent who showcase the sharpest emerging talent to the UK Music Industry based in London. Umong started as an Intern and worked his way through the ranks to become Promoter & Head of Business Development.
His first role in music outside Discovery Talent was working with French based company Awdio (audio streaming direct from clubs and brands to the consumer). He then moved to Jawbone, becoming the UK's first LiveAudio (Third Dimensional Sound) Specialist, building LiveAudio Studios and working alongside creative genius' such as Martyn Ware and Asa Bennet.
Whilst working for Discovery Talent and Jawbone, Umong joined Chaos & Bedlam Management looking after an array of acts, both international and domestic. Umong's unique work background and dedication to emerging talent was recognised by Music Week (Industry Trade Publication) where he was highlighted as a talented Music Industry professional under 30 years old to watch.
On June 7th 2014 Discovery Talent & IMC put on a festival inside of the UK's second largest shopping centre, Westfield London, successfully programming over 30 acts across 4 stages using only emerging talent! In addition to this with Discovery 2, Umong has assisted with curating a stage at Norwich Sound & Vision festival (2013) and with Chaos & Bedlam Management a stage at The Great Escape (Alternative Escape, 2012).
Elle Exxe joined Umong's roster whilst at Chaos & Bedlam Management in 2014. Umong left Chaos & Bedlam in August 2015 to create Fortitude Music where Elle Exxe joined him to embark on the new journey.
ELLE EXXE (pronounced L.X.) is a Scottish singer/songwriter with three singles under her belt. The electro-clash starlet has just released her debut E.P. with a music video for ‘Home with You’, which premiered on FAULT Magazine.
Since one year of Elle Exxe’s birth, she has gone on to achieve many things. Her three singles have received raving reviews from the likes of Pop Justice, The Line Of Best Fit, The Quietus, & Clash. Physical press have started to notice Elle Exxe too, Disorder Magazine plastered Elle Exxe across their 5th issue’s front cover. Gay Times, Metro (Free National UK Newspaper) and Time Out have all supported Elle Exxe on her journey. Furthering her growth, Elle has received multiple sync placements on British National Television.
Elle Exxe's music has been garnering massive support on both U.S. and UK radio. In the U.S. she's been played on over 60 stations receiving numerous CMJ distinctions and rotations. In the UK her music has been played on over 50 stations as well as gaining support from BBC Introducing London, BBC Scotland & Amazing Radio. In September Elle Exxe entered Music Week's Commercial Pop Chart at #8.
Elle Exxe has been causing a stir in the pop scene in London; recently headlining KOKO London where she encapsulated the audience who were engrossed by her explosive performance. A performance that included, cheerleaders, a giant cat head and a hand crafted giant strobing X.
As 2016 opens Elle Exxe sees further support from The Scottish Sun (Faces of 2016), Sentric Music (Ones to Watch) and STV (performances broadcasted on Live at Five). The Telegraph (UK National Newspaper), Look Magazine and Festival Baby are still yet to publish their confirmed features. Finally, Elle Exxe was announced part of the first wave of artistes that will play The Great Escape Festival / Conference in Brighton (UK) May 2016 and Canadian Music Week in Toronto.
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