Embarking on his latest UK tour next week, Shakka – branded as one of the “most innovative artist to be gracing our scene at the moment.” by GRM Daily earlier this year – is one to look out for. With a debut in the pipeline, and massive sold-out shows at KOKO last year, the 28-year-old is a musical sensation in the rough.
Signed to Parlophone records Shakka’s The Island EP last year saw him soar to the UK’s top 20, with features from Wretch 32, Giggs and Mr. Vegas. With two MOBO Awards under his belt for Best R&B/Soul, there’s no doubt in mind that Shakka is set for a huge breakthrough as his debut reaches the shelves next year, but for now, we’re going to have to stay happy with his infectious live shows.
Shakka’s UK tour kicks off in Manchester next Thursday, and sees him play shows in Birmingham, Nottingham and Leeds, as well as a huge homecoming how at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire. For more info, tickets and everything else visit Shakka’s website.
Shakka UK Dates
19th October Manchester Academy 3
21st October Birmingham O2 Institute 2
22nd October London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
24th October Leeds The Wardrobe
26th October Nottingham The Southbank Bar