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Tue August 28

VANESSA MARIA // WELCOME TO MY CITY

+ special guests JEROME THOMAS + LADY SANITY + MC NELSON + SVGA

FREE ENTRY // Doors 8:00am

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VANESSA MARIA

Vanessa Maria is an artist who presents a mutable hybrid of trap-tinged alternative r&b with ethereal synth-soaked dream pop. Her songwriting expresses raw emotion and honesty and aims to inspire people to be self-confident, sassy and creative. Raised on the Holmewood council estate in Bradford, West Yorkshire, she was influenced to start making music by the celestial sounds of M83, The 1975, SZA and The Weeknd.

On stage Nessa recalls tales of coming of age, sneaking out to parties, first love and the nostalgia of youth. Then she describes her journey of moving to Manchester, dealing with the darkness of social anxiety and sharing shameless confessions of a 20-something’s hotel room rendezvous and crawling home at 5am.

Her debut self-released and co-produced E.P ‘Overslept’ is available at Spotify and other outlets.

Nessa and her band have just performed at Dot To Dot Festival in Manchester and she is currently cooking up some weird trippy tunes ready for release in 2019.

“Her trip-hop sensibilities make everything she does effortless” Alan Raw // BBC Introducing In West Yorkshire

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 JEROME THOMAS

A true genre-defying artist- Jerome Thomas is best known for his distinct, soothing sound, which samples various genres of music from Soul and Jazz to Jungle, R&B and Hip Hop.

In just over a year the vocal powerhouse’s musical status has boomed, recently headlining sold out shows at Bush Hall, Camden Assembly, Hackney Empire, Queen of Hoxton, and Notting Hill Arts Club; as well as collaborating on projects with industry pioneers Black the Ripper, Che Lingo, Davinche, Footsie (Newham Generals), Mikill Pane, Technimatic, Ty Macklin (Erykah Badu, India Arie.) & Warren Xclnce, to mention but a few.

Already having strong support from key tastemakers under his belt from the likes of BBC 1Xtra/Radio 1, Complex, i-D, Highsnobiety, MTV, Skullcandy & Soulection, the Dalston Native has cemented himself in his very own lane as one of the most dynamic and authentic voices to have emerged from the UK.

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LADY SANITY

Hailing from Birmingham, England, Lady Sanity is female emcee with a message. Her musical interests developed in her teenage years, when she began teaching herself how to play the guitar, exploring music technology and song writing.

The desire to become an empowering female emcee led Robbins to network worldwide with producers, rappers and singers over the internet. In 2014, positive responses to her debut mix-tape, Construction, and support from the BBC, encouraged the rapper to establish herself further in the music industry. With musical interest originating from multiple genre’s, her inspiration is never ending; with influences from the greats like Lauryn Hill, MC Lyte and Missy Elliot.

The new era of real female emcee’s are back; and Lady Sanity is one to watch for, rising on the rap scene.

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MC NELSON

Black scouse not in the trap house.

“an assured and energetic performance that engaged the audience, displayed technical ability, a high level of performance skill, and genuinely exciting songs.” Planet Slop

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SVGA

UK R&B artist SVGA is making waves in the British Urban scene with her new live band and material from the upcoming self penned debut album. SVGA delivers a blend of soulful vocal style with influences from rap, reggae and classic R&B to create unique and fresh sounds.

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