So already two months in to the new year, and Events Organizer Peter Rhymer, of Unity Events UK, is on the verge of hosting his second music showcase of the year, Unity Is The Key To Success. The first show of the year was held on Sunday 28th January, with DJ Rhodium on the decks. Melissa Dawson-Bowling opened the showcase with three original songs, all played on acoustic piano, displaying her melodic singing vocals and great piano-playing skills. Up next was Haywards Heath rapper Reincarnated with a live performance of heart-felt song ‘Burnt Out’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uGDF2Abh3U).
Scottish Singer/Songwriter and Instrumentalist Rainey James followed with an acoustic version of her dance single ‘Dreamcatcher’ and a very exclusive performance of her forthcoming single ‘Somewhere Else’, a poignant song about her late mother and father. She ends her performance slot with a song that delves into her experiences with close friends lying to her, ‘Why Lie’n’.
Rising songstress, songwriter and instrumentalist Heather Grace (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZYr8WZrUH4) steps to the stage to perform covers of Pink’s ‘What About Us’ and Ella Eyre’s ‘We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off’, as well as her own original song ‘Small Steps’, a relatable song about progressing as an artist and pursuing your dreams.
Inspired by 90’s & current R&B/Hip Hop, London-based artist SJ Soulist, originally from Manchester, showcases her diversity. Melodic vocals and heart-felt, reality lyricism over hard-hitting beats, SJ Soulist is definitely a rising star to watch out for.
R&B Singer/Songwriter Larina Lee (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juAn3PwjZfs) performs two original songs. ‘I Made It’ and ‘Living My Life’ are soulful tracks reminiscent of 90’s R&B from the likes of SWV, Soul II Soul and En Vogue. IF-E Grizzly and Mister. Smith engaged the crowd, switching up the vibes and increasing the hype with performances of three original Grime riddims, ‘Contagious’, ‘I’m About’ and ‘Make My Tea’, containing catchy bars and hooks!
Reggae artist Nell D Moon, originally from Jamaica and based in London, performed two tracks. With contrasting vibes, ‘Shake ‘Em Off’ is an infectious jam, whilst ‘Brothers and Sisters’ features conscious lyrics from Nell D Moon. Polish Hip Hop artist BraJtT (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNl1Ig2y50s) was the final artist performing. He performed three original tracks on heavyweight Hip Hop beats, that you sit back and appreciate the flows that BraJtT is kicking on the mic!
A regular highlight of the nights at Unity Is The Key To Success is the Open Mic, where a certain amount of artists are given a spot to showcase their own track. Three South London emcee’s each stepped to the stage. Croydon’s G-Dash, of Straight Up Talent, performed ‘Freedom Of Speech’, Pop (QK) delivered striking but emotional bars from a previous release on a hard-hitting, melodic beat. Tripsz, also of Straight Up Talent, performed a remix of Dr. Dre’s ‘What’s The Difference’, displaying hard-edged lyricism.
Singer, Songwriter and Recording Dancehall/Reggae artist Ricardo Rawal captivated the crowd with a performance of his song ‘Birthday’. He is also due to perform as one of the main acts at tonight’s Unity Event, at The Cavendish Arms, from 7-11PM GMT.
Killian Paul, a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter from Switzerland sends the crowd crazy with a dance routine of his own and a cover of the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson’s ‘Workin’ Day and Night’, from the iconic and classic ‘Off The Wall’ album.
Peter Rhymer, a rapper and performer himself, will captivate the audience again tonight with the second installment of monthly music showcases under the Unity Is The Key To Success brand. Catch the next Unity Events showcase tonight, Sunday 25th March, 7-11PM GMT!
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