Preview: Out of Context’s 1st Birthday ft. MC Nelson, KYAMI, Blue Saint
Out of Context celebrate their first birthday with three of the city’s finest R&B and hip hop acts. Out of Context have announced the line-up for the first anniversary of their debut show as promoters, with a stellar line up featuring MC Nelson, KYAMI and Blue Saint.
The company have enjoyed a solid first year on the Liverpool scene, including a string of sell-out shows featuring the likes of SPXKEN, Deliah, XamVolo, SUB BLUE and Raheem Alameen.
Most recently, Planet Slop collaborated with them, showcasing Shak Omar, Remée and Jazmine Johnson in the city.
MC Nelson is a favourite of Planet Slop’s and one of Liverpool’s most hotly tipped talents. With a relentless flow and commanding stage presence it is no surprise that he has gained a strong following within the North West.
Blue Saint, meanwhile, is a Congolese and British, Liverpool-based rapper, singer-songwriter, designer, poet, spoken word artist and producer that blends hip hop, R&B and electronic music. He was something of a prodigy, as part of Writing on the Wall’s Liverpool Young Writers from the age of 12 and most astonishingly a MOBO nominee at the age of 15. He has performed gigs alongside UK massive UK artists such as Ed Sheeran, Plan B, Wretch 32 and Akala as well as Jerry Dammers of The Specials and spoken word artist Saul Williams.
Finally, KYAMI is an alternative R&B/hip hop singer-songwriter and producer was born in New York, but is based in Liverpool and cites Anderson .Paak and SZA among her biggest influences. She has the ability to create sweet melodies with variety in her sound, ranging from smooth lofi beats to quirky, progressive lyrics, and was recently featured as a “Most Ready” artist in the LIMF Academy Class of 2018.
It’s set to be an incredible night that is not to be missed, especially if Out of Context’s past events are anything to go by.
Out of Context’s first birthday takes place on Friday 2nd November at 81 Renshaw. Tickets are available now (click here).
Lead Image: Blue Saint (Keith Ainsworth)