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Yin Yang Media is about nurturing and developing artists and the music they're passionate about. Our role is to help propel our musicians and songwriters forward with the goal of making a successful living out of their talent. 

What sets us apart is our commitment to striking deals with (and for) only the most focused and driven creatives who understand the true meaning of immersive collaboration.

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Steve Grainger


Lizzie Esau (pronounced EESAW) was born in London but raised in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne within a very artistic family (artist mother and musician father). Having penned her thoughts to song for over a decade, her passion to express herself through music hasn’t faded since. Finding influence in Wolf Alice, Beabadoobee, Bob Vylan and Radiohead, she’s keen to blow the lid off any one sonic box.

Shortlisted by BBC R1 for the Live Lounge Competition 2021. The band have been selected from thousands to play Radio 1's Big Weekend, plus plays by R1’s Gemma Bradley and Jack Saunders. January 2022 saw them voted Tip for 2022 by BBC Radio Newcastle. 

ambitions. Working with her live band - guitarist Shaun “Chippy” Chipp, bassist Joe Bennison, and drummer Rob Maynard - the North East talent has had a busy live schedule over the last twelve months. Establishing her sound with support slots for Baby Queen, The Amazons and Upsahl - as well as performing at festivals including BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Boardmasters, 100above & many more - Esau has cemented her name as one to keep an eye on.

With Catherine Marks (Producer of Foals, Wolf Alice, The Killers) - recorded tracks Lizzie promises to kick off 2024 with an immense epic alternative sound.

Photo Credit @takenbystorm_photography

Lizzie Esau

Lizzie Esau

CAN’T BELIEVE our cover ‘I’m a Man’ is in new series ‘My Lady Jane’ !! #MyLadyJane #amazonprime

‘I’m a Man’ out now as part of new Amazon series ‘My Lady Jane’ 👸🏼 #MyLadyJane #NewMusic

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‘I’m a Man’ out now as part of ‘My Lady Jane’ series on Amazon Prime🧚🏻 #myladyjane #newmusic

My Lady Jane out now on Amazon Prime 🤍 Stream ‘I’m a Man’ from the compilation album now! #newmusic

day in the life: playing our first Glastonbury 🧚🏻‍♂️ on BBC intro stage 🤍 #glastonbury #newmusic

Glasto was a dream🧚🏻 share it + subscribe if you love it!! #bbcintroducing #glastonbury

COMING THIS THURSDAY🪽hear sneak peak of our cover for #myladyjane Amazon Series on BBC iPlayer now



Producer & Engineer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Songwriter, Rhythms & Beat Packs.

Steve tried to fight the urge to make music his career, but the force in him was too strong. ​Influences are as wide and as they are broad; Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Quincy Jones & Rod Temperton to Vulfpeck, Thundercat, Khruangbin, Todd Terje, Hot Chip, Parcels, Moonchild, & Vampire Weekend.


Purveyor of lush, indie, alt / pop anthems with retro influences. Steve has been working most recently with Lizzie Esau to create her unique, immense sound.

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The Ilfords are a RAUCOUS, hard alt/indie rock outfit out of Ilford Road, Newcastle U-T.

The sound draws from a broad set of influences including punk, dance, hip hop, screamo, funk, indie, gangster rap, poetry and hardcore.

Guitar bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Idles, Arctic Monkeys, Enter Shikari, and the Maccabees have all contributed to their DNA. David (frontman and actor), Jack (guitarist and DJ), Phil (bassist and parliamentary advisor) and Finlay (drummer and Cambridge PhD student) met at school. Since the band’s recent rebirth they have been rebuilding a formidable reputation for their live shows. If you see one show this year, make it The Ilfords.



Artist & Label Management

Nina began her music career as Studio Manager at Trident II studios in the late 80's, from there her eye for good music and a talent for getting records made lead her to her jump from poacher to gamekeeper and join CBS/Sony Music & Polygram. Making records with the biggest names including All Saints, Jamiroquai, Pearl Jam, E17, and The Fine Young Cannibals.

Now, in between yoga, animal rights campaigning and walking her dogs she's helping good humans make great music.


"Music is life, that's why
our heart beats". Anon.


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