Ahead of his headline show at Village Underground tomorrow night, we get to know Oscar Jerome in photos.
A few weeks ago, ahead of his show at Visions Festival in London Fields, we caught up with south London musician Oscar Jerome as he talked us through five records that were instrumental in defining his sound. Check the feature here.
In the weeks since, Oscar has been preparing for his biggest headline show to date – he plays Village Underground with a full live band on Tuesday 25th September. This headline tour will also see dates in Brighton, Glasgow and Manchester, and he recently waved farewell to festival season with a performance at Irish festival Electric Picnic. Last week he played alongside Lianne La Havas, and in December, Oscar will head off on a five date tour of the U.S.
Sitting pretty in the midst of south London’s exuberant contemporary jazz scene, Oscar’s inspiration stretches far and wide from the likes of Gil Scott-Heron to George Benson and J Dilla. His lyrics are increasingly socially and politically aware, with the introspective foundations lying in his own experiences.
His latest output, a soulful and breezy collaboration with fellow London artists Catching Flies and Jay Prince is out now, check it below:
Ahead of his headline show at Village Underground tomorrow night, we get to know Oscar Jerome in photos…
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