A raw and rare talent, Jordan Rakei has been making waves internationally with his refreshing, modern take on jazz and hip-hop influenced soul. A mutlifaceted artist, Rakei switches with ease between his various roles as a musician, producer, singer and songwriter; enchanting audiences with his powerful and captivating live performances. After the release of his critically acclaimed second EP, Groove Curse, Rakei landed on British soil from his native Brisbane and hasn’t looked back. After selling out all four of his headline shows in London, he has gone on to play solo shows across Russia, Italy, Belgium, Germany and Dubai and scored a personal invite to play Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide stage at 2015’s OnBlackheath Festival. Catching the attention of perennial UK electronic chart-toppers, Disclosure and Sam Smith, further expanded his fan base and reputation as a talent on the rise. His co-written track ‘Masterpiece’ went on to close Disclosure’s Grammy-Nominated sophomore album, ‘Caracal’, alongside featured artists Nao, Gregory Porter, Miguel, The Weeknd and Lorde. Kicking off 2016 with a sold out AUS/NZ tour, followed by UK supports for Caracal-comrade NAO, fellow soul-man Jamie Woon and Fat Freddy’s Drop – not to mention headlining Annie Mac Presents live series - it is set to be a huge year for Rakei. With a captivating debut album just around the corner, he is one to keep a close eye on.
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