Otis Mensah & Friends
Sheffield’s very own Otis Mensah takes to the stage for an exclusive headline performance at NETWORK (Sheffield City Centre) as the performing artist & musician celebrates the release of their new EP “things I should have said a year ago”. Following Otis Mensah’s tenure as the city’s first ever Poet Laureate and last year's performances alongside the likes of Mahalia, Lava La Rue and Little Simz, they bring an immersive blend of jazz, art-rap and poetry for a night of sonic experiments alongside a specially hand-curated lineup of envelope pushing, genre defying artists; mui zyu, simon a. and Ashley Holmes. The night will also feature a series of guest performers including multi-instrumentalist Afro-fusion pioneer and Sheffield legend KOG.
In collaboration with Elephant Arch Records, Otis Mensah promises an unmissable night of live art returning from tour dates in London, Bristol and Leeds for this Hometown Sheffield Special.
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW via Eventbrite - £10 (inc booking fee)
Otis Mensah is a performing artist exploring the intersection of poetry and experimental music(s). Taking influence from the rhythmic and expressive freedom of Jazz, Otis’ work uses aesthetic language as an instrument to solo through themes of identity, existence & coming-of-age.
mui zyu is a Hong Kong British artist based in London. mui zyu's music weaves sugary melodies through haunting sound scapes creating a palette between off-kilter pop and lo-fi film scores.
Born in Walthamstow, East London, simon a. is an artist that tiptoes on the lines of genre so carefully that his songs seem both so familiar yet so different.
Ashley Holmes is an artist and DJ based in Sheffield, UK. His interdisciplinary practice combines sound, moving image, performance, installation and ongoing collaborative projects.
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Network, 14-16 Matilda St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 4QD
Sat 7 May