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Tickets: £8 Early Birds, £10 Advance, MOTD
One of the most exciting soul talents hits the stage in London for a much anticipated debut in October this year. And we expect it to be very special!!!
“Check out Harleighblu. One time for your mind, one time for your M*****F****** mind!!!” DJ Premier (Gang Starr)
Nottingham resident Harleighblu has been involved in music from a very young age; possessed of a truly irresistible classic soul voice with a distinctive edge, she has now signed to indie label Tru Thoughts – a match made in musical heaven – and is poised for great things.
Still only 17 and with a new found determination Harleighblu set out to find the right producer that could give her the sound she truly wanted.
On meeting her now producer Joe Buhdha, Harleighblu says, “We seemed to knock out song after song at a crazy work rate and I finally felt I was creating songs I wanted to create”. With a new direction and a shed load of new material she stepped out into the gigging circuit once again, this time taking in local venues, numerous festivals and supporting roles for Liam Bailey and Natalie Duncan. Thanks to these performances and early support from Rodney P, MistaJam (1Xtra) and Don Letts (BBC 6 Music), as well as BBC Introducing, the buzz around Harleighblu has already started.
Harleighblu signed to Tru Thoughts in late 2012, and announced the deal with a knockout performance at the label party at London’s Koko, lighting up the hallowed venue in style alongside her 10-piece band including the Renegade Horns and UK rap legend Rodney P. An upfront track that came out on a limited edition Record Store Day 12” – “Enough Now” – then grabbed the attention of the public and tastemakers alike, with heavy radio support including MistaJam’s ‘Jam Hot’ record of the week. Her debut album ‘Forget Me Not’ is due in September 2013 preceded by the “Play Me” single.
- Harleighblu ft special guest Rodney P (Live)
- Nostalgia 77 (DJ Set)
- Joe Buhdha (DJ Set)
- Rob Luis (DJ Set)