Initially growing up in a town in South Yorkshire, Aeris Roves moved to London when he was just 10 years old, where the plan was to stay for 6 months and then move back. But Roves quickly settled into the city, becoming intrigued with the culture and opportunities it offered that were unavailable further up north. He had already sung in a choir back in Yorkshire, but performed at the O2 in London during a school production.
He started song-writing as a hobby and taught himself to play his dad’s guitar. Roves then found literature and language fascinating, especially how the way words could be used to create vivid scenes and parlaying emotions in a unique way. He combined this with playing and started to record the songs he wrote.
Growing up on The Drifters, Roy Orbison and northern soul, Roves’ music includes these influences and fuses soul, R&B and a bit of rap together with beautifully smooth vocals.
While Roves’ songwriting is based on his own experience, his greatest talent lays in his ability to express the feeling of others. Ultimately, for him, writing music is about connecting with people on a deeper level.
“It’s about establishing that connection where I write for myself but can also put myself in the shoes of someone else, have empathy, and write for them as well – emotionally, not physically.”
Aeris has announced that he will be performing a few UK shows in October including shows in Leeds, Sheffield and London. He will also be performing at the Neighbourhood Festival in Manchester on 12th October this year.aeris roves / introducing