Jordan Rakei & Louis Baker [FRIDAY – 30.05.2014]
To continue Jordan Rakei & Louis Baker East Coast tour, an exclusive show will take place at Play Bar Sydney, on Friday 30th May 2014.
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JORDAN RAKEI //
A raw and rare talent, Rakei has been making waves internationally with his inventive and refreshing blend of soulful tones, turning everything he touches – from Hip Hop to Dub, Deep House to Reggae – to gold.
A multi-faceted artist, Rakei switches with ease between his various roles as a musician, producer, singer and songwriter; encapsulating audiences with his experimental blend of lo-fi soul.
After releasing his debut EP Franklin’s Room late last year, Jordan has gone on to share the stages with some of his greatest musical influences such as Robert Glasper, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Roy Ayers and Mark de Clive Lowe.
He’s also caught the ears of tastemakers from across the globe, with consistent rotation on highly regarded radio stations KCRW, 22Tracks, Soul Searching with Michael Ruetten and Kev Beadle’s Sonar Radio.
“Upcoming real soul man out of australia. nuff said.” – Michael Ruetten, Soulsearching Radio
“…flexible and soulful; the perfect accompaniment to his sensual melodies” – Luke Davis, Sampleface.co.uk
LOUIS BAKER //
Photographer – Richard-Ban.
Renowned for equal parts uplifting / tear inducing live shows, Bakers achingly raw lyrics intertwined with rich melodies and emotive vocal tone come together on his self titled debut EP due for release on March 21st.
With a voice producing shades of Motown-era soul, the singer / songwriters endearingly honest lyrics, mesmerizing melodies and vocal ability leaves no question as to why international media have touted this native New Zealander as one to watch.
Bakers first single release, a classic blue-eyed soul original “Even In The Darkness” won him the most votes on The Audience, a website dedicated to new, unreleased music. The prize included a recording session at Neil Finn’s Roundhead studios and music video funding. He then went on to attend the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy in New York, when he was chosen out of 4000 applicants to take one of only 60 places. Following the academy he spent the summer in London playing a series of shows and recording his EP with UK producer Andy Lovegrove (Breaks Co-Op, Super Grass).
Baker will tour NZ and Australia in the coming months, and has been hand-picked to attend the Sonar Barcelona Festival in June followed by other festival appearances in Europe before returning home to begin a new series of recordings.
“He has the rich vocal tones of John Mayer, the soul-filled lyrical and melodic ability of Jamie Lidell and a laid back, rasping style all of his own” – Hit The Floor, UK
“Bakers beautiful voice, (is) delicate and fragile, yet at the same time imbued with an emotional maturity” – The Next2Shine
WHEN: FRIDAY 30 MAY 2014
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
FREE ENTRY ALL EVENING. DOORS OPEN FROM 5PM