Hailing from Manchester, the city's gritty charm has had an affect on this fresh talent. A voracious writer, JJ Hodari is no one-man band and instead, prefers to collaborate with musicians to create his electric folk-soul. His eclectic range of influences is clear. Raw vocals are matched by poetic lyrics and the music has a cinematic quality to it. There's a clear dislike of gimmicks, the music does the talking.