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UpRise Festival 2011



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At Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club 2011



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Here’s three recent performance videos I didn’t previously get a chance to post on here:

Lovebox, Victoria Park (footage by The Cut Newspaper):

UpRise Festival, Gillett Square, Dalston:

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Soho:

I’m not really certain whether I feel this way because of my nature, or because I should actually be unsatisfied, but either way that’s how I feel. Last night I performed at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club for a third time (thanks to Ruby Sings) – a feat which Hip Hop artists can’t often boast. It was great – great in the sense that for various reasons I had a good time before, during and after, but where I feel void is with my performance. I can do better.

We rocked the crowd, partially down to the brilliance of my band (The Street Orchestra), my amazing backing vocalist (Debbie Aramide), the songs, the overall vibe, and flashes of my better form, but for me that doesn’t mean anything if I don’t leave the stage feeling I performed to at least 90% of my capacity. There’s always that unobtainable-10%-margin down to being human, but I feel like I was a good 10% below that line; for me, that’s not good enough. I’m going to make sure I work harder in rehearsal, and out of rehearsal – the next show will be something.

Ronnie Scott’s a couple nights ago was a really good show. Unfortunately I didn’t manage to get hold of any video footage, but hopefully this video will make up for it. It’s a visual from my performance at my graduation ceremony last year. I obtained a first (the reason why I went to uni in the first place) and was asked by my lecturers to perform for my fellow students and their parents at Leeds Town Hall. Of course, I wasn’t going to do this without some sort of live element, so I pulled in Samson and Joe from The Street Orchestra to dabble a little percussion and guitar respectively. Not gonna lie, this was potentially one of the most awkward performances I had been asked to do, but I made it work, and thankfully the crowd were receptive to a little bit of Hip Hop in the early afternoon. PS, notice how their soul clap is so ridiculously on point; I guess that may be because it was a hall full of music lecturers, music graduates, and the odd musical parent.

Towards the end of last year, I performed at the world famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club with The Street Orchestra. We became the first Hip Hop band to play at the bar in history, an honour which I will forever cherish. Beyonder of DCosmic.com swung through to film a little interview piece, as well as some of the performance. Check out his footage:

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