The Poetry Experiment

‘A blend of Food and Liquor,
Madvillainy jazz standard figures,
Cayotes in hiatus howling over butterflies in mazes.
Through this voice we try to capture the rapture of Robert Glasper.
This is the Poetry Experiment,
Our name is self-evident,
We bring you music and spoken word for betterment
Like soul food,
It’s soulful,
It’s so full of sweet melodies-
The instrumentals of our childhood memories.
We reside on the corner of what you knew
And thought possible;
The roads less travelled

Lisabel

Creating new sounds through the influence of genres spanning from Soul to Jazz and Blues to Pop, Lisabel is a singer-songwriter whose intimate stories revolve around nature, love and unearthly beliefs. Her songwriting style is characterised by intimacy and a frank delivery of her feelings as well as an urge to be boundaryless in genre.
Lisabel's debut album is due to be released in 2019, produced together with Nikola Kovačević and his music production company (Brother Sun Sister Moon Productions).

Kenny Ross

Kenny Ross is a Singer/Songwriter, Producer and Multi-instrumentalist from North London. His music stems from Jazz, Trip-hop, soul/R&B and Afro-beats; to create his "space-like"/Lo-Fi sound he fuses these genres and incorporates making him fit nicly into the new era of upcoming quirky musicians in the UK industry. Kenny displays no limitations in lyrical creativity, building upon the historic fragments of his upbringing; he expresses knowledge of common issues but in a relatively simple way.

Gaby Kettle

Gaby is a singer-songwriter born and bred in Birmingham. Her music follows a mellow soul/jazz trend drawing influences rom artists such as Lianne la Havas, Tom Misch and Jorja Smith. Having previously been in an A'Cappella group at the University of Birmingham she utilises her experience to create songs that allow scape for smooth harmonies and a relaxed texture. After being part on electronic duo, she's taking the leap into solo work in 2019 with more tracks to come in the near future.

SAFFRA

Cambridge 4-piece SAFFRA blend their favourite pop and R&B influences with the sounds of jazz and neo-soul. Blending inspiration from Moonchild, Blue Lab Beats, Yussef Kamaal, old school hip hop and the groove of contemporary dance music, SAFFRA keep people dancing whilst serving up a treat for the ears.

Fat-Suit

This September, October, November, & December Fat-Suit hit the road in support of their new album, recorded LIVE in Drygate Brewery. A mainstay on the thriving Scottish jazz scene, the band features many of Scotlands leading lights. The album also features special guests including Johnny Woodham (Alfa Mist, Tom Misch, Rex Orange County), and Davie Dunsmuir (Billy Cobham). Fat-Suit take influence from the sounds of the Brownswood recordings, the UK underground jazz scene, and the broad soundscapes of Scottish folk.

Tega Mendes

Tega Mendes is a London-born/based vocalist, songwriter and instrumentalist.
Her lyrics have been described as poetic yet relatable, whilst at times can have direct and conversational tone, with topics mainly from personal experiences.

A few identifiable parts of her work would be the characterful and, at times, dramatic backing vocal arrangements, rich layering of melodies, and a quirky playfulness between different styles and moods.

PHOEBE

PHOEBE is an exciting emerging artist whose huge voice and emotion-filled songs channel her deep love of soul, jazz and funk. Her music has been described as having the timeless quality of a classic you can’t believe you didn’t know already.

Julia Naman

Julia Naman is a singer‐songwriter from California. She plays electric guitar and (like all true Californians) ukulele. Her songs are often inspired by real life, other times just absurdity; her music a melange of Emily King, Maggie Rogers, Lianne La Havas. Julia works as a lyricist in Paris, France. She's playing alongside the very talented Londonite, Benedict Croft (code name "Bena") at this Acoustic Sunday.

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