The h.Club 100: the winners
We salute the innovators, visionaries and pioneers behind what’s now and what’s next.
London media gurus The Hospital Club and Time Out devised the h.Club 100: a search for the most original and influential people in the UK creative and media industries. Then we asked you to vote – and here are the results: the talent that is shaping the future.
Okay, there are actually not exactly 100 people on this list: Grayson Perry sneaked in twice and we’ve counted some multi-person projects as one entry. That's okay, though. It’s a reminder that this is a snapshot of where UK creativity, in all its messy brilliance, is at right now. It’s been an incredible year for the arts in the UK. In 2012 we fell for ‘Sherlock’ (again), cheered on ‘Matilda’ and cried at Danny Boyle’s Olympics curtain-raiser. From backroom boys to major stars, we salute the innovators, visionaries and pioneers behind what’s now and what’s next.
Is there someone we've missed? Browse the list below then tell us who you think should have made the Top 100 in the comments below.
Her debut album ‘Devotion’ redefined the sound of UK R&B and made the 2012 Mercury Prize shortlist.
Follow Jessie Ware here on Twitter
This charming quartet from Leeds have just won the Mercury Prize 2012 for their album ‘An Awesome Wave’. We’ve described their sound as ‘reverb-smothered, off-kilter, bluesy alt.indie’.
Follow Alt-J here on Twitter
director and founder of Eat Your Own Ears
Baker’s the man behind London’s most exciting live music bills. As the promoter of Eat Your Own Ears events, he (this year) put on acts including Grimes and The XX; and oversaw the sixth excellent Field Day festival in Victoria Park.
Follow Tom Baker here on Twitter
MD of LeeFest, Elysian Project, Counter Culture Project
Unlike most festivals, Lee Denny’s LeeFest champions a homegrown approach, giving opportunities to emerging artists on a non-profit basis.
Follow Lee Denny here on Twitter
entrepreneur and founder of SB.TV
The teenager began filming rap freestyles with a handycam in 2006, uploading them to YouTube. Now, 130 million hits later, SB.TV has launched music label Just Jam and signed east London MC Maxsta.
Follow Jamal Edwards here on Twitter
CEO of Shazam
Head of the company that brought song-recognition to your mobile.
Follow Andrew Fisher here on Twitter
creative director and founder of LuckyMe
Early signings to his label include Hudson Mohawk and Machinedrum, who are now producing for the likes of Kanye and Azealia Banks.
Follow Dominic Flannigan here on Twitter
senior vice-president digital music at We7
Gardiner’s start-up We7 has become the UK’s leading ad-funded music-streaming website.
Follow Clive Gardiner here on Twitter
vice-president business development at SoundCloud
SoundCloud allows anyone to capture, record and share their sounds over the web.
Follow David Haynes here on Twitter
artist and remixer
As well as performing with his band The XX, Jamie Smith is one of the most in-demand producers and remixers.