SFTOQUAYS: Yemi Bolatiwa
Powerful soul vocalist, Yemi over recent years has played on BBC Radio 1 & Kiss FM, with performances and features on BBC Introducing Manchester, BBC Radio Manchester and BBC 1Xtra singing her confessional tracks and as co-writer on many underground electronic releases. The London born soul singer hails proudly from the Manchester live music scene, versatile and vocally finessed. She’s taken her original live show in many forms across the country since 2018 minus the unprecedented downtime and has revived her live band since 2021 with new songs and new dynamics blending soul, RnB and bass music in her performances!
Yemi’s live act comes in versatile forms from a drum machine and synth lead electronic soul setup which she’ll be bringing up to us this time round, to the full 6 piece ensemble with live drums, viola, keys, bass and guitar; always paying homage to Garage and DnB music in a live format.
After being long-listed for Glastonbury’s emerging talent competition in 2020, you can be sure that Yemi will continue to be grace stages across the UK and beyond. “A versatile vocalist, at home on an infectious pop song or a confessional soul track. There’s an effortlessness and smoothness to her delivery.” – Crack Magazine
Yemi Bolatiwa is a multi-faceted vocal artist and has worked with labels and artists such as Josh Butler, Benny Page, Dope Ammo, Potent Whisper, Ed West and Jago (Tru Thoughts), Diversion (Colorize Music), Kill Miami, Mykroboy (Juno Records) Brian Brainstorm (Jungle Cakes) Uri Mood (Moai Records) Jade Parker, Piem, Danny Howard and Lauren Lo Sung (Nothing Else Matters), Szjana ( Dance Regular) , Joe Yorke (Rhythm Steady).
Yemi Bolatiwa is performing at We Invented the Weekend as part of Sounds From The Other City’s festival takeover: SFTOQuays.
Sunday 2pm – 2:30pm
Accessible for: Step-free, all ages