I was fortunate enough to get a ticket to this man’s show last night and as always he did not fail to disappoint delivering another super honest and real performance. This Poem is a prime example of where his work comes from and I guess as a fellow father the inspiration behind why we as Dads work as hard as we do. Salute once again Mister Yomi GREEdS Sode.
Commissioned by BBC Africa in line with BBC 1XTRA’S Words First season Yomi GREEdS Sode was asked to write and perform a piece that focused on the issues of migration. Yomi took it to the streets of South London to deliver a piece close to home on the experiences of what it means to be a Nigerian coming to the UK. He does a stelar job bringing pure emotion and passion. Love Mummy in the kitchen cooking it up too. This guy continues to rise to new levels and its amazing to watch his progress and continual growth!
Yomi GREEDS Sode is a poet I first met many moons ago when a promoter at the launch of a new night asked me to play Sax alongside him as he performed poetry to give it something a little different. From that moment I have had a front row seat in his evolution as an artist watching him grow with every performance to a place where his words can draw tears of joy and sadness out of those listening.
Yomi performed at our events in Camden, New Cross, Croydon, Greenwich, Shoreditch and has grown with the brand and helped it to grow so it was only right he be the first subject of our new series LIVE, The Art, The Journey. He is honest and frank about his experiences on the stage and why it is he does what he does.
Music is Remedy came to the public eye late August 2006 in a bar in Camden formerly known as the OH Bar with our first ever live event Remedy. Since then many artists graced the stage at our events. Some have pushed on and carved out varying levels of success wowing crowds around the country some even achieving world-wide success, whilst others have settled down and left their performing days behind them.
With the return of the original Remedy night in April we decided to sit down with some of the performers who were a big part of the Remedy family we created in the early days and talk to them about their art and journey. Looking at how working the live circuit was so important and how it helped them hone their craft and drive their passions.
We picked different performers that represent the different areas that Music is Remedy showcase… Hip Hop Soul Spoken Word and of course live music. So we have the poet, the singer, the rapper and the musician.
Over the next 4 weeks we will be releasing a different episode every Thursday as we count down to the return of the Remedy night on April 7th @ Stereo 92. Starting on Thursday March 3rd! It’s a project I’m really excited to share with everyone. It’s honest, fun, from the heart and shows all those aspiring to be in the game what it’s all about. Here is a preview of what to expect.
Big shout out to KBD who were a pleasure to work with on this project. Providing a fabtatsic professional service if you are looking for visual work. Subscribe to KBD to see the videos first.
Also Stereo 92 where we shot the videos and where we host not only the music is Remedy Open Mic on the 2nd Wednesday of the month but also the new Remedy night. Great food and and an amazing live experience.
The first episode drops Thursday March 3rd 2016
A stunning piece of work from GREEdS as he takes on the tough issue that shows up more and more in todays trying and fast paced world… depression. I love the way he is able to cut such serious tone with a quick joke but pull the listener right back into serious mode with a powerful finish.
Props once again to the BAR poetry team for capturing the performance and providing the platform.
Music is Remedy’s Ash is running this years London marathon for children’s charity PARC Essex who support children with additional needs and disabilities.
To help him raise as much money for the charity as possible Music is Remedy is bringing down some of it’s favourite acts for an intimate night of Hip Hop Soul and Spoken Word everything that Ash and Music is Remedy is all about.
Performances on the night will come from:
Yomi Greeds Sode
Dionne ‘Artist’ Reid
and more to be announced
Ash will then be playing tunes for the rest of the night until the party stops!
It’s £5 all night with all money going directly to the charity (not any one’s pockets)
It takes place at the Juno Bar on Shoreditch High Street with performances kicking off at 8pm
for more info contact
and to find out more about what your money is going towards checkout
Its gonna be a great night for a great cause come join us.
A pretty immense new visual from Yomi GREEdS Sode. Delivering some hard hitting verses to mark not only Nigeria’s independence day but also the start of Black History Month. The topic of the piece is without question of a serious nature represented in the emotions show on Yomi, a side that many who have seen him on stage may have never witnessed before. Full of Power, emotion and aggression. Take in the words.
A piece filled with emotion and passion. Yomi gives us his take on the events from this summer in Ferguson and how even though it was hundreds of miles away it is still extremely relevant to London life. As always Yomi delivers with plenty of food for thought.
BoxediN is having a fathers day special!
It is for obvious reasons due to the month, and also for REALLY obvious reasons for those who where at last months boxed in! All of our featured acts are Dads and are also wonderful chaps.They are Dan Cockrill, Amen NoiR and John Wheeler. It’ll be at Boxpark in Shoreditch from 19.30 to 21.00 Get there early so we can put you on the open mic.
Video highlights from Streetfest Unsigned Stage that Music is Remedy hosted for the day. It was a beautiful day in Hackney with the Olympic stadium looking on there were some brilliant performances in the sunshine with people rocking, dancing, cheering and enjoying the show. There were too many standout moments to list them all but DivaGeek closed the stage with a ridiculously awesome set as the sun went down over the east London.
Big thanks to a all who were involved on the day bring on 2015