WATCH: Jade Bird, Ten Tonnes & Yonaka play Radio X Great X-Pectations LIVE

31 January 2019, 11:25 | Updated: 1 February 2019, 10:40

Three great new artists for 2019 played a special gig at The Garage, showcasing some of Radio X's hotly tipped acts for the new year.

Tuesday 29 January saw Radio X present three of the UK's most exciting new artists at our Great X-Pectations LIVE event.

Jade Bird, Ten Tonnes and Yonaka all featured in the show, which was hosted by Radio X's John Kennedy and took place at London's The Garage - an iconic venue which has played host to the likes of The Killers, The Libertines, Arctic Monkeys and many more.

Each introduced by the X-Posure presenter and “the most trusted man in music," all three artists - who feature in Radio X’s Great X-Pectations of 2019 - proved why they're among some of the best acts tipped for great things this year.

Watch Jade Bird perform I Get No Joy at Radio X Presents Great X-Pectations LIVE in our video above.

READ MORE: See the full list of Radio X's Great X-Pectations here


First to take to the stage at the famous north London venue were Yonaka, Brighton's exciting four-piece who offered up some of the best takes from their Teach Me To Fight, Heavy and Creatures EPs.

The Theresa Jarvis- fronted band kicked-off proceedings with Own Worst Enemy, before playing Ignorance, Waves and a distinctive cover of Zombies' She's Not There.

Yonaka play Radio X's Great X-Pectations LIVE on Tuesday 29 January 2019
Yonaka play Radio X's Great X-Pectations LIVE on Tuesday 29 January 2019. Picture: Jon Mo Pictures

Pleasing the crowd with their infectious Creatures from the EP of the same name, Yonaka capped-off their eight-song set with their Fired Up track, followed by the defiant F.W.T.B.

See Yonaka play Creature live at the gig below:

Ten Tonnes - whose real name is Ethan Barnett - was the next artist to take to the stage, playing tracks from his Lucy and Born To Lose EPs.

Ten Tonnes plays Radio X's Great X-Pectations LIVE on Tuesday 29 January 2019
Ten Tonnes plays Radio X's Great X-Pectations LIVE on Tuesday 29 January 2019. Picture: Jon Mo Photography

Ten Tonnes, whose debut album is set for release on 5 April 2019, kicked-off his set with Born To Lose, playing former Radio X Record Of The Week Better Than Me and ending on fan favourite Lucy, which was proceeded by his infectious penultimate single G.I.V.E.

See Ten Tonnes play Better Than Me live at The Garage:

Jade Bird was the last emerging artist to take to the stage, opening up her set with Cathedral track from her Something American EP.

The 21-year-old singer-songwriter showed-off her unique brand of indie Americana, playing absolute belters in Lottery, Side Effects, and current Radio X Record of the Week I Get No Joy - which is set to feature on her upcoming self-titled debut.

Jade Bird plays Radio X Presents Great X-Pectations Live on Tuesday 29 January 2019
Jade Bird plays Radio X Presents Great X-Pectations Live on Tuesday 29 January 2019. Picture: Jon Mo Photography

After performing a cover of The Bangles' Walk Like An Egyptian, Bird played her electric Love Has All Been Done Before track, before ending her set with Going Gone.

Watch Jade Bird perform I Get No Joy at Radio X Presents Great X-Pectations LIVE in our video above.

See her play Lottery in the Radio X studio last year:

Get the setlist from Radio X's Great X-Pectations LIVE at The Garage on Tuesday 29 January:


Yonaka

Own Worst Enemy
Ignorance
Waves
She's Not There
Death By Love
Creature
Fired Up
F.W.T.B

Ten Tonnes

Born To Lose
Too Late
Counting Down
Better Than Me
Look What You Started
G.I.V.E
Lay It On Me
Lucy

Jade Bird

Cathedral
Uh-Huh
I Get No Joy
Side Effects
Lottery
Does Anybody Know
Good At It
Walk Like An Egyptian
Love Has All Been Done Before
Going Gone


READ MORE: Albums to look forward to in 2019