As she gears up to release her long-awaited and highly anticipated debut album, having released three critically acclaimed EPs and a record-breaking mixtape during her illustrious career, and on the back of her recent sold-out concert with MTV Base in Nigeria in April, MOBO Award winning British singer and songwriter Rachel Kerr is returning to London on Bank Holiday Monday, May 28, for her first headline show in the city, since selling out Bush Hall and The Garage in 2012.
Taking place at the O2 Academy Islington, Rachel Kerr will be bringing her exciting live performance spectacle to the fore, along with her 11-piece live band, and performing music from her classic records including her seminal debut EP Back To Music from 2012, which birthed the fan favourite ‘Hold My Hand’, and 2016’s ‘Unboxed’ mixtape, as well as previewing her forthcoming debut album, led by lead single ‘Alive’, which was released last December to rave reviews.
Revered especially for her amazing vocals and electrifying performance prowess, her immense talents have seen Rachel Kerr personally invited to perform for former US President Bill Clinton and former UK Prime Minister David Cameron. The Walsall native has headlined legendary US venues House of Blues and S.O.B’s with BET Music Matters, and has also performed alongside Brandy, Musiq Soulchild, Kirk Franklin, and Lauryn Hill, who crowned her as “the next key voice in music”.
Speaking about her upcoming London headline show and what fans can expect, Rachel Kerr says,
“This is the biggest production I have done to date. I’m excited to push the boundaries of performance with explosive dance, lights, stage production and dynamic world-class vocals. I’m really trying to inspire others and myself to just be excellent in all that we do”.
Taking stock of the significance and importance of this London show, she adds that,
“I’ve been extremely fortunate in my career to have been given some amazing opportunities but even with this, there’s nothing like creating your own platform to showcase your talent and inspire the world. Be prepared to experience some of the best music talent and stage performance that the UK has to offer”.