THEY are an interesting combination. Fred Smiley is a sweet soul singer in the spirit of John Legend whilst Growsie is a rapper and producer with a serious social message.
Together they have entered the Factor Essex 2013 as part of their campaign to raise their profile.
They have had a busy year already, working with the Diversity Champions as well as the students at Ormiston Park Academy at a recent concert.
Full details of how to vote for them are in the video.