Keep your eyes and ears peeled for newcomer Talay Riley as he’s set to become the UK’s answer to Ne-Yo. As well as being a talented singer – his second single Sergeant Smash is out Feb 13 – he’s been booked into the studio with some of the UK’s biggest musical names.
He’s already worked his studio magic with Tinie Tempah, Jessie J and JLS and now the 20-year-old has been snapped up by Simon Cowell.
Talay told me: “I’m working with One Direction and going to aim the track towards the ladies. It’s going to be something really different and sound like a Cee-Lo Green style soul track. Then it’s going to be something very edgy and current for Cher Lloyd. She’s crazy enough with her facial expressions.”