Funk Jazz & R’nB Soul V.II Rumbi Tauro, August Charles + Others Introducing PRIDAY With your host Nick Matheson. Doors Open 6pm...
August Charles is another immense talent to hypothetically graduate from the Higher Rhythm talent development programme that has spearheaded the careers of artists such as Skinny Pelembe, LIO and Explicare.
After also appearing on a new local radio show DN12 Live, many of our followers have been left wanting to know more about this new talent.
Based in Doncaster, this triple-threat singer, songwriter and producer takes inspiration from soul, R&B, pop and in the rich zamrock movement of the mid 70’s.
Zamrock is a musical genre that emerged in the 1970s in Zambia. It is described as a combination of traditional African music with psychedelic rock and funk. It has been described as the combined sound of Jimi Hendrix and James Brown.
August has a flawless falsetto, that has been compared to Sampha, Laura Mvula, King Krule and Frank Ocean. We’re not just saying that – you need to check his stuff out.
One of his latest new single ‘Take Me Away’ is a dreamy fusion of jazz and soul, complemented by a flutter of scintillating piano. In these difficult times, ‘Take Me Away’ allows listeners to escape from the trials and tribulations of everyday life during lockdown.
“It’s as if Whitney Houston, Rihanna and SZA all collaborated on one stunningly produced EP” – Kaia Nicholl
It all started from the age of five…
Zimbabwean born singer-songwriter Rumbi Tauro is an R&B/Soul artist. Rumbi was born in Marondera, Zimbabwe and lived there with her parents up until the age of four. In 2002, her parents decided to relocate to Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
Rumbi has had a background in music from a young age. Starting off with being classically trained in piano and violin from the ages of 5-18 years old. The artist’s childhood was filled with music; alongside learning two instruments she was also a part of her school and church choirs.
After years of music lessons and exams, Rumbi continued her journey by going to Birmingham City University. She studied Media and Communications (Music Industries) from 2015-2018.
Moving on into 2020, Rumbi decided to put her pen to paper and started to write lyrics, resulting in her debut EP The Process released just 6 months later. Rumbi was listed as one of the upcoming black artists to watch by BBC Introducing in October 2020.
The tracks outline the 23-year-old’s personal journey of self-belief, finding herself and growing up and each track is laced with gorgeously emotive lyrics. ‘The Process’ is a four-track EP, fully written by Rumbi between January - June 2020.
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