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Band on the Wall Recordings is excited to present the first release from The Singles Club; a body of new work for 2021 that celebrates the artistic practice and far-reaching talents of one of its favourite artists and one of the hardest working musicians to grace the Band on the Wall stage.

Second year participant of Gilles Peterson’s Future Bubblers scheme and rising vocal talent, Mali Hayes is a jazzy-nu-R&B type neo soul artist, who has received personal endorsements from the likes of Jamz Supernova, Gilles Peterson & Jamie Cullum.

“A really great new British female vocalist from Manchester… She's got a real un-flashy kind of approach which I really like. Kind of a milder Jill Scott / Erykah Badu, definitely one to watch. We'll be hearing a lot more from her I'm sure!” – Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2

"I was fortunate enough to play demo's on my shows here at the BBC by Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott. All premiers. And this is another one I think I'm gonna be proud of in a few years. Remember the name, Mali Hayes” – Gilles Peterson

A rising star in a flourishing Manchester music scene, jazzy-nu-R&B type neo soul artist Mali Hayes steps in a new direction for The Singles Club. Calling on past sounds, she breathes new life into previous work, combining vibrant real-life stories with honesty and soul, resulting in a release that is refreshing, infectious and dynamic. The lead track ‘Forgive You’ is a collaboration with fellow Future Bubblers participants, Medikul & Cult Architect.


STAFF COMMENTS

Millie says: Two stunning tracks from Mali Hayes fresh off the new Band on the Wall Recordings label, if this is a sample of what’s to come then we’re in for a treat. Soulful hazy-jazz which is good for the soul, mind and body.

TRACK LISTING

A1. Forgive You
B1. Come Closer

The Omniversal Earkestra

Le Mali 70

    Featuring SALIF KEITA, SORY BAMBA, CHEICK TIDIANE SECK and many more! A Big Band from Berlin travels to Mali to experience the legendary Malian musicians of the seventies. That is the amazing genesis of The Omniversal Earkestra and the Le Mali 70 project. The Omniversal Earkestra made its pilgrimage to Mali where they met legendary artists such as Cheick Tidiane Seck, Sory Bamba, Abdoulaye Diabate and Salif Keita. Traveling all of Mali they visited the homes of by now almost forgotten bands such as Mystere Jazz de Tombouctou, der Kanaga de Mopti, Super Bitons de Segou and the Railband of Bamako. The results of this amazing trip are modern Big Band arrangements of old Mali songs that were recorded at the end of the road trip during n intense week in the Moffou studio together with Salif Keita.


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