MOBO UNSUNG TOUR
Tobi Sunmola plus Two4Kay
Alika / Lloyd Luther / Jay Alexzander
Supported by PRS Foundation Open Fund
This year’s MOBO UnSung Tour will take place in October and showcase 2016 winner Alika, Lloyd Luther, Mega & Jay Alexzander alongside a headliner across three UK cities. Manchester sees hot new Mancunian MC, Tobi Sunmola with special guest Two4Kay added to the line-up. RnB Songstress Tanya Lacey will be serenading the crowds in Bristol, whilst in London, Tiggs Da Author has been added to showcase his unique blend of hip-hop soul.
Tobi Sunmola with special guest Two4Kay
The captivating story-teller Tobi Sunmola drops a track a month from his new EP ‘Never Forget We’re Here/Tales From The East IV’, from Sept to Dec 17. Having moved from Nigeria to Manchester at the age sixteen, Sunmola developed a passion for music at his local youth centre studio. Owing much of his early success to the tight-knit Manchester music community, regional support from the Metro and Manchester Evening News helped identify his potential. Named as MOBO’s ‘One to Watch’, the emerging talent has since been championed by Huw Stephens and Mistajam on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, whilst Complex, Flavour Magazine and Lost Culture have been writing about his ‘stunning versatility’ online. Capping these successes with a performance at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in 2016, the up-and-comer is now hitting the studio with Joe Hertz, Bipolar Sunshine, Wretch 32 and Jacob Banks.
Since winning the MOBO Unsung Award, West London native Alika has shown she is an exciting new face on the UK music scene. While busy building an impressive reputation, Alika's recent collaborations with Nadia Rose, "Poltergeist”, and Sente, "Toothless”, have proved popular and have both received support and airplay from radio stations including BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1xtra. "Toothless" has since been selected to accompany Missguided’s new TV campaign. Alika was included in the BBC's New Talent Hot List for 2017, yet another testament to her rise to recognition and her talent. In addition to this Alika was approached to be a part of Idris Elba’s BBC3 Takeover, where she was given a national platform to showcase her skills, by dropping 16 bars on part of the music for the documentary. Also being one of the few female working engineers in the music industry, she has manned the desk for Novelist, Cadet and Tamera Foster at her Aquarius VIP Studio. Upcoming singles with Heavytrackerz and CliQ will be released shortly and in the meantime, she is working on her own project, due to be launched at the end of 2017.
Cameron 'Lloyd Luther' Johnson formally known as U.G, is an MC, Singer/Songwriter, Producer and Philanthropist from Leicester. Lloyd Luther is a fearless and determined artist. His music is hard-hitting and straight from the soul. He creates every part of his art, from the artwork to the production. His debut album ‘DUBS OF THE MAD SKINT AND BRITISH’ is a raw account of British life. Other than music, Lloyd Luther runs ‘U.G STATION’ where he provides youth mentoring and motivational talks. Lloyd Luther has had a wealth of praise making the MOBO unsung top 10, frequent BBC Introducing radio play and making 'track of the week' on BBC 1XTRA. Having performed for ILUVLIVE and JERSEY LIVE, he has also supported Akala, Mic Righteous, DJ Fresh, P Money and SHY FX and been praised by DJ Semtex & JME.
Since he began making music at the age of 16, singer/songwriter Jay Alexzander has been merging the sounds of commercial R&B with neo-soul to create his own unique sound. His imaginative songwriting has been admired by, Grammy Award-winning artist Billy Ocean and he has supported Shakka and Jacob Banks. He performed at the 2012 MOBO Awards in Liverpool and has been on tour as a backing vocalist with Esco Williams & Ady Suleiman, as well as providing support for Ady. He also supported Yolanda Brown at Jazz Café, Snarky Puppy in Liverpool and Vince Kidd on his tour. In 2013 Jay released the ‘Two Can Play That Game’ EP followed by his ‘Covered It Up’ project in 2015. ‘The Prologue’ EP followed in 2016. With a music degree from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Jay continues to use his knowledge and talent to further his career and widen the scope of his musical ability.
Venue: Zombie Shack, 50 New Wakefield St, Manchester M1 5NP
DJ/HOST: DJ STEVO (Unity Radio)
Time: 7.30PM till 11PM (1st act onstage 8.30)
Entry: Early bird tickets - £5, £7 thereafter & £10 on the door.
Tickets available here - http://bit.ly/2xeHCJY