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Liverpool SoulFest Launch ft Xam Volo, Lauren Housley & special Guest, OMAR

Soul Inspired Events

Sunday, 22 February 2015 from 18:30 to 21:00 (GMT)

Liverpool SoulFest Launch ft Xam Volo, Lauren Housley...

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Soul Inspired CIC presents Liverpool's first Soul Festival which feature music from local, regional, national and international artists. It will present Liverpool as a global stage for Soul artists to tour, perform and music lovers to visit.

CONFIRMED Acts include Getintothis Liverpool Artist to Watch 2015, Xam Volo, Lauren Housley and a SPECIAL GUEST in the form of UK SOUL MUSIC LEGEND, OMAR.

“When I grow up I wanna be like Omar” Stevie Wonder
“Omar is one of my favourite artists ever” Erykah Badu

“This cats shit is banging” Ol’ Dirty Bastard (Wu Tang Clan)

“The original nu-classic soul guvnor” Trevor Nelson

“The reigning don of UK Soul” The Face Magazine

“A songwriter who values true classic form, a singer whose phrases are instinctively seductive”
American GQ Magazine

“Distance is the only difference between Babyface, the reigning king of black pop, and Omar”
Rolling Stone Magazine

There are precious few, if any contemporary UK artists whose creative credentials and influence extend as far and so consistently wide as  Freestyle Records'  most recent signing  Omar. Since first breaking through to worldwide renown all the way back in 1991 with his first releases on  Gilles Peterson's seminal  Talkin' Loud label, and since going on to work with all manner of musical legends including a certain  Stevie WonderErykah BaduAngie Stone, Syreeta WrightCommon, and  Carleen Anderson.

At the age of 20, Xam Volo seems wise beyond his years. A true artist, he oversees every element of his music, which he describes as “a messy mind over raw, dark jazz grooves”.

As his career began to take off, and with a number of self-penned songs under his belt, Xam Volo began playing gigs in London and Liverpool. He performed for a few gigs held at the members-only GH Bar, which saw him perform acoustically with the resident jazz band around Soho.

 It was live performances such as this that gave him the confidence to apply to perform alongside other local unsigned artists at the Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF). As one of the five overall winners – chosen from thousands of hopefuls by a panel that included Grammy Award-winning producer Steve Levine – Xam Volo was deemed by the judges as ready to embark on a professional career in music. The five winners, along with 10 other finalists, performed on the LIMF Academy Stage in the Sefton Park Palm House over the 2014 August Bank Holiday weekend, in front of thousands of music lovers.

“This woman's got a VOICE!”  Craig Charles: BBC 6 Music

 "Seeing her live allows you to really appreciate the fullness and texture of her
sound, while also being hypnotised by her commanding stage presence."

Yorkshire girl, Lauren Housley, has a sound best described as a soulful blend ofBlues and Americana, drawing huge influence from artists such as Otis Redding and Etta James, as well as the Blues and Country styles heard from Bonnie Raitt and
Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Whether performing at the KC Stadium to an audience of 15,000 or entertaining an intimate crowd of 50 at Manchester’s famed live music venue, The Castle Hotel, a Lauren Housley performance is guaranteed to ‘bring the house down’. Lauren and her band also play regular sell-out, headline shows at Matt and Phreds (Manchester),one of the country’s most well respected music venues.

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Do you have questions about Liverpool SoulFest Launch ft Xam Volo, Lauren Housley & special Guest, OMAR? Contact Soul Inspired Events

When & Where

STUDIO2 at Parr Street
33-45 Parr St
L1 4JN
United Kingdom

Sunday, 22 February 2015 from 18:30 to 21:00 (GMT)

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Soul Inspired Events

The Soul Inspired Events team put together and manage events that bring people together. The expert individuals within our team have worked in the private, statutory and voluntary sectors and have coordinated and managed events within the Health, music and creative arts industry.  

We have programmed and delivered events for The Liverpool Maritime Museum to support Black History Month, curated line-ups for Threshold Festival, Matthew Street Fringe, Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF), Liverpool Pride and SoundCity. We have also worked with Grammy award winners Snarky Puppy, Kirk Whalum & Gospel music sensation John Stoddart.

Soul Inspired Events recently staged Liverpool’s first ever soul festival in 2015, headlined by Soul legend, Gabrielle and Mercury Prize nominee ESKA.

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