Melody Gardot + Bumi Thomas
Argyll Street, London
The intensely creative singer and songwriter Melody Gardot returns after a sold out EFG London Jazz Festival show with her Universal album Currency Of Man; a record that transcends musical distinctions of jazz, blues and R&B to offer a stirring social and musical statement.
She has mastered the art of capturing mood and emotion in her music, prompting The Times to say ‘Every decade or so an artist comes along who redefines the art of the possible’.
‘That astonishing voice had a way of flaring into a sultry rasp, blending sexiness, defiance and vulnerability that evoked French singers of old’ (**** The Telegraph)
Inspired by her multicultural heritage, captivating singer-songwriter Bumi Thomas opens the show with her genre-bending music combining jazz, high-life rhythms, Afrobeat, reggae and blues melodies, infused with folk and delivered with soul. It's a sound rich in texture, stimulating lyrics and ambient melodies.