Lianne La Haves + The Staves + Rae Morris

Critics' choice
Velvet-vocalled 22-year-old La Havas made a splash on 'Later… with Jools Holland' recently playing her sparse, mellifluous ode to an older man, armed with just an acoustic guitar and tones which recall both Feist and Erykah Badu. Since then she's entirely sold out her January residency at The Social and she's only got an EP release at the moment. Get in early, she'll be big in 2012 and has already booked a headline spot at the Scala in March.