Mon 4 Nov 2019

Discover… R&B and Soul: This November

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Every month we’re highlighting the best up and coming artists in different genres. November’s gig guide is offering a great selection of R&B and soul artists that we couldn’t help but share…

AJ Mitchell

Teenage singer-songwriter AJ Mitchell first emblazoned his signature pop/R&B sound on Instagram, stacking 1.5 million followers after posting covers and original songs that captured his silky vocal style and garnered him fans around the world. Citing a well-rounded host of influences, from Coldplay to the Beatles to Bruno Mars and Lil Wayne, his songwriting ability aligns with a vocal presence that raises expectations about the bright musical future ahead.

  • On tour:
  • 25th November – The Camden Assembly, London

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JGrrey

At just 25-years-old, London musician JGrrey has already carved out a musical niche with her searingly honest songwriting, dry sense of humour and silky vocals. Making neo-soul with club-ready moments and contemporary edges, her debut EP, Grrey Daze garnered support from everyone from Annie Mac and DJ Target to Jorja Smith and Billie Eilish, who JGrrey supported on her European tour. Her approach to songwriting is frank, honest and relatable, and with her gorgeous Sade-esque vocals and incredible style, she’s a true triple threat.

  • On tour:
  • 13th November – YES (The Basement), Manchester
  • 19th November – The Green Door Store, Brighton
  • 20th November – OMEARA, London

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Jvck James

East London’s 20-year-old Jvck James is already creating a buzz with his blend of R&B music taking in influences from the 90’s greats whilst also giving a nod to the likes of Khalid, Frank Ocean and the UK scene. Having already performed a session for ‘COLORS’, a live session for 1Xtra at BBC Maida Vale Studios, been playlisted on 1Xtra, he’s also been championed by the likes of FADER and Hunger, and been heavily supported across Radio 1 & 1Xtra.

  • On tour:
  • 5th November – YES (The Basement), Manchester
  • 6th November – OMEARA, London

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Naomi Banks

Naomi Banks is one of the most exciting singers to emerge from the burgeoning Neo Soul and Jazz scenes this year, opting to break free from the genres and instead settle into her own buttery fusion of Soul, Pop and Electronica. She generated widespread online acclaim including support from Clash Magazine, London in Stereo, HypeBeast, Fault Magazine, Women in Pop (and many more) culminating in single: ‘Enough’ being added to the BBC R1 playlist with plays from Scott Mills, Clara Amfo, Dev & Alice, Matt and Mollie and more.

  • On tour:
  • 21st November – Laylow, London

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Sam Tompkins

At only 22 years old singer/songwriter Sam Tompkins has performed alongside the likes of Krept and Konan, recorded with MNEK, gained attention from Bebe Rexha, Bastille and Passenger and had his original song ‘Chains’ feature in Noel Clarke’s smash hit ‘Brotherhood’. Sam’s music is nostalgic of 90’s R&B with a 2019 fresh production. He has a wide range of influences, from Ray Charles to Justin Timberlake, Usher, Ed Sheeran and Drake. He is a talented songwriter and has a unique ability to pen lyrics that touch people emotionally.

  • On tour:
  • 14th November – Deaf Institute, Manchester
  • 15th November – The Camden Assembly, London
  • 16th November – Patterns, Brighton
  • 17th November – Exchange, Bristol

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