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Don’t let the tongue-in-cheek name fool you, Newcastle-based hip-hop artist Scrannabis (aka Jack Speight) is as serious as they come. With a sound which mixes soulful beats, melodic lyrics and a gorgeous Northern twinge to a soft rap vibe, you’d be wise not to underestimate this versatile artist, who performs at Independent in Sunderland on Saturday 6th August.

Scrannabis is now performing alongside a full band, which is sure to elevate the magic of his soulful and rich backing tracks. More than just an artist, Scrannabis is also a talented creative who runs his own radio show and is a master collaborator; releases including the chilled and contemporary vibe of How Low have seen him team up with grime-inspired artist Too Common.

Also performing at Independent will be Dayna Leadbitter, previously of R&B group Badmind. Armed with a soulful sound, Leadbitter has instilled herself as one of the top talents of the neo-soul genre thanks to a sound which crackles with Northern spirit. Debut single Time’s Up, which garnered considerable support on BBC Introducing, is a powerful track that makes her mark on the industry as a force to be reckoned with.

Scrannabis and Dayna Leadbitter play Independent, Sunderland on Saturday 6th August.


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