Tanita Tikaram announces special UK show in London on February 24th 2017

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Multi-million selling British singer-songwriter Tanita Tikaram is pleased to announce a special show at The Barbican in London on February 24th, 2017. Tanita will play with friends from different genres of music and her renowned band to make this an exciting night of music. This follows sell out shows at London’s Cadogan Hall, Union Chapel and Kings Place.

Tickets available here.

Tikaram has just released her acclaimed new album “Closer to the People”, a distillation of the more Jazz and Rhythm & Blues-facing records that Tikaram has been influenced by throughout her life, “Closer To The People' started to take form after reading the biography “Hard Times and Low Lives” of the late, revered American jazz singer Anita O'Day, a woman who overcame her personal demons to perform jazz for the best part of six decades,

Tanita says: “This record is inspired by the blues sound that I've come to love playing with my band. Bobby Irwin, Martin Minning and Matt Radford create a unique groove that is rooted in British rhythm and blues, and soul. I wanted to couple that with the playfulness of contemporary production”.

Watch the video for new single “The Way You Move”, below.

Tanita’s distincitve voice and superlative songwriting saw her rise to worldwide acclaim in 1988 when she released debut album “Ancient Heart”, which included hits such as “Twist in My Sobriety” and “Good Tradition”. With her new album “Closer to the People” Tanita stands apart once again with a maverick record that takes influence from her live band who played with Van Morrison and John Martyn, a lifetime of records, as well as contemporary recording ideas that give the music a dynamic sound of their own.