New music from my favourite male vocalist from day Raff gives us this Jamiroquai funk inspired beauty of a track. With my boys The Remedies on the track the musicianship is next level with some amazing runs and chord choices. Feel good music on a grim summers morning.
Catch these guys live on Friday night at The Primo Bar details here.
We have been posting Raff cover’s for many a moon now for two reasons, they are full of quality and no mater the tune style or genre he never fails to disappoint or own it. He takes last year’s banger from Calvin Harris “How Deep is Your Love” and turns it into an acoustic beautiful ballad. His voice as always is divine and as mentioned at the top he owns the track!
Been meaning to post this for a while now Raff dropped the first cut from his “In My Eyes”Ep at the start of the year. Nothing Will Ever Be the Same is a mesh of electro pop soul stylings held together by the man’s stunning voice. There’s a load of live instrumentation in here (shout out the Remedies) with some crazy drum percussion lines and awesome guitar rifts. There are moments in the breakdowns where you feel like you could be in a Jamiroquai record. For the soul head in me those are my favourite moments when the keys come to the fore rather than the synths but thats a personal preference. I know Raff’s been waiting to get this just right before sharing this EP with the world and judging from this first release it has been worth the wait. Lets hear the rest of it already!
More vocal excellence from Raff as he performs for Get Lifted here in the Sunshine. Taking on one of the best tracks from Lianne La Havas latest album “What you don’t do” this is short sweet and simply sublime. Pure quality!
You can always rely on Raff to take a song and cover it in a way that you had never imagined giving it new meaning, sense, sound and making you realise that… you know what…. you actually like the original! Here he is sounding as incredible as he always done singing live on Dunknow Radio his version of the Madonna classic “Like A Virgin”. Amazing!
Here the full interview here and find out more about the excellence that is Raff here.
Rewind is a celebration of 100 Wardour Street’s longtime association with live music and will be running a series of events featuring some of best up and coming acts, sessions and tribute bands to perform classic songs from the 80′s, 90′s and 00′s. Step in Raff and The Remedies who will be bringing you two hours of quality live music that will have you dancing all night to the early hours of the morning. The full 9 piece band will be in effect and it’s not something you want to miss.
Floridita London, 100 Wardour Street, W1F 0TN London
£5 online here
Raff and the Remedies take to the stage at the Park Plaza Hotel bringing their wonderful blend of Soul, Pop, Funk, Rock and House with them! Without question this is one of London’s finest acts and always give you a show that’s worth your money however considering that this is a FREE entry gig there is even more reason for you to go and enjoy a quality performance. You won’t regret it!!!
I’m used to hearing Raff performing this number with the full band (The Remedies) going full force behind him however yesterday he dropped a new version of his love song that gives it a whole new sound. Enlisting the wonderful vocals skills of Ciarri Winter the two transform the song into a beautiful mellow reggae tinged duet. Shot on the streets of Paris the visuals match the songs beauty and provide a perfect setting. The video rounds off with an amazing piano rendition of the tune from Ciarri which is mesmerising to watch! Pure quality.
I’ve heard a lot about these guys over the last few weeks. Different singers have spoken about how amazing the rehearsals are, how great they sound and how we all need to get to know about the House Gospel Choir. This week they dropped the first video in three part documentary to show everyone what it’s all about. Led by Natalie Maddix (longtime Music is Remedy Friend) and ShezAr they are choir of fantastic voices who come together to sing! As suggested in their name House music is at the core of what they do as through their performances they strive to create a place where spirituality and the euphoria of the dancefloor come together. By all accounts they achieve it. With so many quality singers in their ranks including Music is Remedy friends Raff, Dionne Reid, Kersha Bailey and Leon Jacques to name a few this is bound to deliver a simply amazing experience as seen in the video.
Catch them performing as part of London Jazz Festival next week in shoreditch here
The Get Lifted team headed down to Streetfest 2014 and hung out at our Unsigned stage interviewing some of the performers included one of our favourite artists Raff. Raff talks about how he got into music, plans for the future and generally what he’s all about. Looking and sounding very slick.
If you have never heard the man sing before make sure you head down to our open mic night Remedy Open on the last Thursday of the Month at Juno Bar Shoreditch High Street.