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Friday Sessions: Soul Cafe presents Jordan O & Friends

Welcome to Friday Sessions, free live music every Friday night in the cafe!

Every second Friday of the month, local singer-songwriter Jordan O runs his Soul Cafe session, inviting two artists to play each month.

Luke Ess

Luke Ess is a rapper from Hackney. His love for music started in primary school when he first heard Get Rich or Die Trying, and first wanted to rap after hearing Papoose – Alphabetical Slaughter. Luke has released his first song ‘Meditations’ this year and aims to keep the momentum going with his more music that reflects his outlooks on life. His greatest influence is Hackney as it breeds some of the best spitters to come out the UK. There is no aspect of his life you won’t hear in his much which aims to get you reflecting but also escaping for this thing we call life.
Social Media: @Luke.ess1
Streaming Platforms: Luke Ess



Born and bred in Birmingham, UK, Uromi takes his name from the town his father grew up in, in Nigeria. “It’s all about origins, everything starts somewhere. It’s not just about ethnic or national heritage, but the origin of ideas, feelings and experiences.” Presenting a bold and refreshing blend of his unique influences from Soul, Hip-Hop and Indie, the multi-instrumentalist continues to defy boundaries, creating a thought-provoking yet relatable experience for the listener. “I used to be scared that people wouldn’t understand, I don’t worry about that anymore. I know my music will reach who it needs to reach, and speak to who it needs to speak to.”
Social Media: @uromimusic
Streaming Platforms: Uromi

Hosted by Toyah Demi

As a London-born writer and spoken word poet, Toyah Demi is a fresh face blessing the spoken word scene yet her roots in poetry go way back to the early age of 11 when she was first published. Toyah’s spoken word is an outlet for her own internal views of the world and she believes poetry possesses the power to transform self. Most recently, Toyah completed the 2022 BBC ‘Words First’ Spoken Word Talent Development Program and had her first short story ‘Anchor of Hope’ commissioned for publishing by Spread the Word UK.

IG: @toyahdemi

Curated by Jordan O

Instgram: @soulcafeldn
Facebook: Jordanomusic1

Jordan O will now be adding an Open Mic section to the Soul Cafe nights. If you’d like to perform, please get in touch with him via his Instagram page for more details.