Date:03/05/2023 to 03/05/2023
Time:6:00 - 11:00 PM
About the tour
Amazing Grace Presents:
Supreme Standards: B-ahwe, Madeleine, China Bowls and Verushka
Supreme Standards and Bridge the Gap bring B-ahwe, Madeleine, China Bowls and Verushka to Amazing Grace for a special, bumper edition of their residency.
Now residing in South London after shaping her sound in Leeds, future soul singer/songwriter
B-ahwe’s ability to tell intricately woven stories has begun to turn heads. With a focus on rich
vocal arrangements, lush instrumentals and poetic lyricism, she’s been likened to a ‘trip-hop
Her versatility and arrangement skills have led to successful collaborations across different styles and genres with a number of artists. She has contributed her vocals to several projects in the last couple of years including underground UK hip-hop acts Lausse The Cat and Nix
Northwest. She’s also consistently contributed to jazz-crossover act Yaatri, as well as featuring
with London jazzers Pyjæn and Hospital Records’ Drum and Bass heavyweight Mitekiss.
She’s found industry-wide support from the Independent, New Wave Magazine, Atwood
Magazine, Gigwise and WordPlay. In Autumn 2022, she was spotlighted as Jamz Supernova’s
‘After Dark Discovery’ on BBC Radio 1Xtra, and was playlisted on Reprezent Radio.
This came in
a year which also saw recognition from Jack Saunders and Sian Eleri on BBC Radio 1, Emily
Pilbeam on BBC Introducing West Yorkshire, Gilles Peterson on Worldwide FM, and Tony Minvielle an Jazz FM, to name a few. She also won the 2022 Drake YolanDa Award.
In a live setting, B-ahwe has appeared at Lost Village Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival, World
Island Festival and Tramlines, and has supported the likes of Yazmin Lacey, Noya Rao and Fatima. Since the release of 2nd EP ‘Motions’, she’s supported Nubiyan Twist as part of
their ‘Freedom Fables’ release tour, as well as playing sold-out release shows at Hyde Park Book
Club in Leeds, and The Old Queen’s Head in Islington. In Spring 2022, she aperformed headline shows in Birmingham, Leeds, London and Brighton, once again expanding her audience into
new cities across the UK.
She also supported Oscar Jerome on his tour for ‘The Spoon’ in
2023 sees B-ahwe ready to release her first mixtape. Although featuring her trademark jazz
inflected, future soul sonics, the project will act as a blank canvas to push her sound in new directions.
Already confirmed for a Rhythm Section showcase with Gayance and Oscar Jerome in April, and We Out Here festival in August, it’s set to be a breakout year.
An emerging player in the nu-jazz and UK soul scene, MADELEINE is a singer, songwriter and producer taking influence from the progressive electronics of Flying Lotus and Kiefer, whilst showcasing the tuneful sensibilities of songwriters Lianne La Havas and Stevie Wonder.
With support already from Jazz FM, BBC Introducing and WordPlay, she’s also a celebrated session musician, touring the world as keyboardist for the likes of Arlo Parks, Poppy Ajudha and Kwaku Asante. The influences of her travels can be heard across her upcoming mixtape, as well as her debut ‘Colour Me’, providing snapshots of the sonics of late night drives across the USA set against naturalistic imagery and soulful, jazz-tinged songwriting.
Having spent much of the last year touring worldwide with Arlo Parks, MADELEINE’s solo performances are a rarity not to be missed.
Alternative soul singer/ songwriter China Bowls combines poetic and insightful lyricism with percussive guitar tones and soaring melodies to conjure a sound rich in feeling.
Storytelling is at the heart of Bowl’s music and her warm conversational vocal guides the listener through intricate narratives exploring subjects including insomnia, gaslighting and the policing of female sexuality.
Citing influences including Lianne La Havas, Julia Jacklin and Kae Tempest, her incoming EP First Light, produced by Upcycled Sounds (Feeo, Pecq) combines her signature soulful vocal with a broader spectrum of influences, with nods to folk, neo soul, jazz and indie.
She has called upon some of Bristol’s finest musicians, with members of Waldos Gift and Snazzback featuring in the credits. Her last solo release in 2018 won praises from Clash magazine, BBC Introducing, Worldwide FM and Triple J.
Between now and then she has become known for her collaborations with Bristol’s Snazzback, with whom she has toured the UK extensively, performing at iconic venues, including The Jazz Cafe, Ronnie Scotts and Love Supreme Festival, as well as supporting the likes of Fatima, Steamdown and Ishmael Ensemble. She has been a staple on Bristol’s music scene and is now living in London.
In 2019 her single ‘The Way’ was picked up by Australia’s Triple J, following a tour of the country that same year. On home soil, she has also shared the stage with the likes of Oscar Jerome, Yazmin Lacey, Noya Roa and Yakul and has played festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival and Greenman.
Verushka is a singer, songwriter and producer based in south London whose music is a
refreshing blend of alternative jazz and soul, electronic shades, conscious, honest lyrics and warm
vocals. She has shared the stage as a backing vocalist with the likes of Aubrey Logan and Gabrielle and is fast becoming known on the UK jazz scene in her own right, following the release of her album in February.
Blending the sounds of the jazz and soul of her childhood with more contemporary electronic music influences, Verushka’s album ‘Not Even Bliss’ collapses a lifetime of London soundscapes into soul-moving, earthy compositions with a celestial twist. The album has received support from
BBC6 Music and Jazz FM, with China Moses choosing the title song as her Late Night Track Of
The Week and tipping it as ‘an album you have to listen to’.
Pit London called her a ‘master of the future-soul sound’ and Imran Mirza from Twisted Soul said ‘If this isn’t bliss, then I don’t know what is’. After a sold-out album launch in February 2022 and performances all over the UK including We Out Here Festival, Verushka is looking forward to releasing new music and connecting with crowds in 2023.
Come and try our bespoke cocktail list, sample the delicious Amazing Grace Lager or glass of wine, and enjoy the delicious food from our partner, KraPow!