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Image L-R: Kate Bond, Frankie Jobling, Phibi, Georgia May, FALLU by Victoria Wai

Over the last few years the North East has seen a burgeoning cohort of young and exciting soul artists take the genre to new and interesting places. Bristling with contemporary cool, and often blurring genres to create wondrous new amalgamations, artists such as John Dole and Hartlepool-based band LYRAS, to name just two, have striven to broaden horizons.

Newcastle venue Hoochie Coochie is a fine place to witness this explosion of talent, as they play host to an evening of soulful sounds featuring five of the region’s hottest female soul artists. Entitled North East Women In Soul Music, the event on Thursday 28th October showcases a collection of artists who may have roots in the soul genre, but who each bring something new and exciting too.

Georgia May’s unique and luscious vocal timbre reveals poetic lyricism and notes of the 90’s hip-hop and R&B she’s influenced by; neo-soul and R&B artist Kate Bond explores intersectional feminist perspectives; fast-rising Durham-based songwriter and producer Phibi digs for inspiration amid the sounds of metal, folk and rap; alt. soul artist FALLU’s unique sound features notes of psychedelia and funk; and Frankie Jobling’s contemporary vibe echoes with old school soul and jazz.

NEWISM featuring Georgia May, Kate Bond, Phibi, FALLU and Frankie Jobling takes place at Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle on Thursday 28th October

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