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Tue March 19

MERCY’S CARTEL ‘DOUBT YOUR EXISTENCE’ TOUR

+ special guests AALIYAH ESPRIT + SALUTE THE SUN

£5 // Doors 8:00pm

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MERCY’S CARTEL ‘DOUBT YOUR EXISTENCE’ TOUR

Join Mercy and her Cartel as she embarks on her MOBO Award and Help Musician sponsored tour! Mercy will be heading to 4 cities: Birmingham, Manchester, London and Bristol to support the release of D.Y.E. (06/03/2019).

MERCY’S CARTEL

Essex-born, Mercy Sotire, created Mercy’s Cartel after being inspired to drop of University at a Chance The Rapper concert. Currently, the Bristol-based 21-year-old singer, songwriter and producer is working on releasing her upcoming debut project, ‘VIBES CARTEL’ set to be released summer 2018.

Mercy’s Cartel mixes truthful messages into funky, R&B, hip-hop hooks by blending soulful productions inspired by the likes of Kanye West and by honest lyrics from Amy Winehouse. Growing up listening to Nigerian music heavily impacts Mercy’s creations with fusions of afrobeat continually being featured throughout her songs.

2017 was one of the most pivotal years for Mercy’s Cartel thus far. As a former Bristol University student, Mercy made a strong impact in the U.K. student community by speaking on social issues with BBC, Sky News and The DailyMail. Mercy’s Cartel is already impacting the industry featuring on BBC Introducing with her demo ‘Nick of Time’, starting her own student music agency, and being voted 3rd in Bristol in The Barclays & The Tabs Future 100 Women to Watch in 2017.

With powerful and sought-after views on race and mental health, the music portrayed by Mercy is undoubtedly one-of-a-kind. Her new single, ‘Feel My Vibe’ creatively discusses substance abuse, youth culture and how to deal with ill mental health.

Mercy’s Cartel’s continues to ascend into 2018 starting the year off with a headliner gig debuting new material at The Canteen in Bristol. Mercy went on to play a lineup for the Cambridge Spring Ball alongside artists such as Busy Twist and The Skints. No doubt, it is another step in the right direction for the up-and-coming artist who is bound to leave the audience singing her catchy songs.

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AALIYAH ESPRIT

Originally from Nottingham, Aaliyah has since planted foundations in both Bristol and Manchester.

She has been announced as a pupil of the highly sought-after Future Bubblers programme created by Gilles Peterson.

Her R&B tinged vocals are as much at home on an electronic backdrop as they are a more jazz based output. She conveys a raw emotion with her voice that sets her up for a huge 2019.

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SALUTE THE SUN

Salute the Sun started in 2014 when singer/songwriter and producer Rob Aros (24) met guitarist Matt Townsend (23) and twin brothers Toby Williams and Sam Williams (bass and drums, both 24) as students at Bristol University. Amalgamated by their shared love of Disclosure, Earth Wind & Fire and Frank Ocean they started writing songs in each other’s bedrooms, eventually leading to the release of their transformative EP ‘Take Flight’ in 2016 and them being featured on BBC intro in the West. Following a brief hiatus allowing them to graduate, they’re now ready to unleash their new, innovative sounds on the world.

Determined to prove that guitar bands can still mean something in today’s mixed up world, Salute The Sun are a live phenomenon; enhancing their line-up with additional brass, keys and percussion and creating an urgent, party atmosphere with every show they play. They write direct, chest pounding anthems that are ultimately uplifting, soulful and fun.

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