Rachel Chinouriri Live

The King's Cross gigs are Chinouriri's first live performances of 2021. Peter Gray reports.

South London artist Rachel Chinouriri will be playing her first post lockdown gigs at St Pancras Old Church on Thursday the 29th and 30th of July 2021. The singer, who is still basking in the success of her last single, the hypnotic Darker Place, will be playing twice each night, with the shows taking place at 7 and 9pm.

The artist has been making waves in the music world since the release of her debut single What Have I Ever Done. It was Chinouriri’s next single, “So My Darling” that really confirmed the young Londoner’s potential, however. The song quickly racked up over 40,000 streams on Spotify alone, thanks to its beautiful lyrics and an irresistibly catchy melody.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Sounding like a mix between Lianne La Havas and Corinne Bailey Rae, Chinouriri has gone on to underline that early potential on a series of hits, including the hypnotic Darker Place and the irresistibly catchy Adrenaline.

The singer said of the latter: “Darker Place is about the battle between light and darkness. I don’t fear darkness and believe that in the right circumstances, every human being has the potential to do anything.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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I wrote this about a person who follows someone around but is conflicted on whether to act on impulse or hold their urges – that battle that this person has in their head.”

If her career thus far seems impressive, it is even more sobering to learn that the young Londoner recorded her first album by herself at the tender age of 18. Armed with nothing more than a £20 mic and her mother’s laptop, the singer recorded the whole thing in her bedroom in six weeks!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Despite this, the recording was soon attracting the attention of influential music industry figures – like the team at BBC Introducing. A contract with Marathon Artists quickly followed and within a short space of time, Chinouriri was wowing crowds at The Great Escape and other high profile events.

Her talent has also brought her to the attention of other influential figures in the entertainment industry, with Michaela Coel, no less, using her song “The River Bend” for the soundtrack to her recent BBC drama I May Destroy You.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Rachel Chinouriri will be at Old St Pancras Church on the 29th and 30th of July 2021. More information about the artist can be found here.

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What: gig
When: 29/30 July 21
Where: St Pancras Old Church