YORK musician Keon Hill is on a mission to ‘generate a family’ in the region.

Keon has just signed-up with London-based record label Lost Boys, and his two singles, which have been produced in the last five months, have gone down exceptionally well with the fans.

“We’ve made an album over the last six months, which contained soulful pop, hip hop music and funk,” said Keon who lives in Tang Hall.

“All my experiences have been used to create this album and Lost Boys have helped to package that together. We’re now two releases in on a 12-month schedule.

“The first release, Take It Back, featured another York artist Hutchi. We got together in December and brought out this song,” he added.

“The second, Lock Down, which I did myself, went to No39 in the iTunes charts and No3 in iTunes hip hop charts.

“So I was very pleased with that.”

The next release is called Ms Jackson, based on the original by OutKast, and will feature, alongside Keon, Kasimo and Hutchi.

The creative directors are Elision Network, from York, and One 69 Media.

Having performed and toured alongside top artistes such as Skepta, Fatman Scoop and Stormsy, the musician has also performed in Las Vegas, Malia and Bulgaria, Crete and Greece as well as locally in York.

“We’ve had a lot of support on local radio in the city during the last 12 months or so, and I’m trying to reach a wider audience to generate a family,” added Keon.

“I’m going to set-up a very intimate evening in York where there will be about 50 guests, obviously socially-distanced,” he said.

“People don’t really listen to music any more. They’ll play it when they’re in the garden, or when they’re busy but don’t sit around like they used to and just listen to music.

“I just want to show people that they can succeed, and succeed in York.”

Keon has more than 50,000 followers on social media, a vehicle he uses to promote his recent releases and videos. He can be followed on Instagram @officialkeonhill and Twitter @Keonartist