This lovely video has just been uploaded, featuring a performance and interview by promising new talent Folly Rae.
Such a funky, feel good track from Talib Kweli! The self directed video documents Kweli’s trip round South Africa, and the song, entitled “High Life”, is taken from new album “Prisoner of Conscience”, out this Tuesday 7th May.
For an interview I once did with Talib Kweli for MTV, click here:
Positioning poignant, heartfelt vocals against a gorgeous piano backdrop, Rae Morris is undoubtedly poised for big things. Having already released three promising EPs, the Atlantic Records signee has spent the year so far performing up and down the country on her own headline tour, having previously supported acts like Lianne La Havas, Tom Odell and Bombay Bicycle Club.
This write up features in my music column in the May issue of g3 magazine.
Am loving the talented Sonna Rele, who every week posts her stunning “Music Monday” videos on facebook - they always make me smile!
Her weekly uploads recently caught the attention of none other than superstar Ne-Yo, who promptly signed her!
Check out her latest Music Monday below, and watch out for Sonna featured in my music column in the June issue of g3 magazine, sold throughout the UK in WH Smiths and all good newsagents!
Sonna is seriously one to watch!!
I recently interviewed hard hitting rapper Mic Righteous for the Who Cares Trust magazine, on his challenging childhood growing up in Kinship Care. The British-Iranian MC from Margate candidly shared some very personal experiences. His story will appear in the next edition of the magazine, sent to all young people in foster care, out in June.
I’ve been working with the foster care charity The Who Cares Trust, and recently arranged for some of the care-experienced young people to interview Nina Nesbitt. The lovely singer was more than happy to invite the young people down to the studio, hidden away in the Sussex countryside. She has been locked away there recording her forthcoming album with Jake Gosling, who also produced the massive debut record by Ed Sheeran, who discovered Nina. The young people had an amazing time, loved interviewing Nina and got some great shots from the day. The interview appears in the next issue of The Who Cares Trust magazine, sent out to all the young people in care in the UK.
Here’s a video by a friend of mine Samuel J, a singer, songwriter and producer originally from Cornwall but now based in Brazil, where he has a solid fan base. The talented musician fuses his unique mix of acoustic/electro/hip hop production with soulful vocals and an uplifting, positive vibe. His magnetic live sets often see him using a loop pedal and being backed up by his also awesome band, Living Revolution. To find out more, visit www.samueljmusic.com
Check out up and coming artist Raphaella, seen here performing her single “Idiot” on a roof top in Stockholm. The 22-year-old signed a publishing deal last year and has since been working with a range of international, multi-platinum selling producers and writers, and has been on the same line up as artists including Joss Stone and Lianne La Havas. The Sundance Film Festival and The Music Week Awards at the famous Roundhouse venue in Camden are just some of the events the London based singer has performed at. She will be appearing at a Music Week event on May 15th. For more info, head to www.raphaellamusic.co.uk
Here is a clip of the wonderful Kristina Train performing recently at 2&8 Club @ Morton’s in Mayfair. This track, the poignant “Dark Black”, has been on rotation on Magic FM, and showcases Train’s rich, velvety vocals. Another of her songs has also recently been selected for a Lexus car advert. I had the privilege of attending the intimate gig and what a phenomenal show the New Yorker delivered. Special thanks to Jen Roberts of Society of the Golden Slippers for organising the night. Look out for Kristina Train featured in the June issue of my music column in g3 magazine, sold nationwide in WH Smiths and selected newsagents.