Off the back of his latest single ‘Gravitate’ (B-listed by 6 Music with additional support from Radio 1, 1Xtra and Beats 1) plus a UK tour with jazz polymath Kamasi Washington and a starring role in the campaign for Stella McCartney’s ‘All Together Now’ collection with Joy Crookes, Ezra Collective’s Femi Koleoso and others, South London artist Oscar Jerome is now gearing up to release a live album. Recorded straight from the desk at a sold-out show at Amsterdam’s Bitterzoet in February this year, the ‘Live In Amsterdam’ LP is due for release via Caroline International. In support of the record, Oscar will head out on a lengthy EU tour in October and November, culminating in his biggest headliner to date at London’s Heaven on November 19th. A restless creative mind, Oscar has served up a consistent stream of singles, each seeing him reach new heights and levels of acclaim. Renowned for his exuberant live show, when taking to the stage Oscar’s lysergic jazzy soul takes on a whole new life; his Trinity Laban conservatoire training coming to the fore via a flurry of virtuosic guitar freak-outs, aided and abetted by lyrical saxophone blasts, warped funky basslines, meticulous jazz percussion and glistening keys. As well as latest single ‘Gravitate’ and the preceding ‘Misty Head/Sunny Street’, ‘Live In Amsterdam’ sees Oscar storm through earlier singles such as ‘2 Sides,’ ‘Do You Really’ and ‘Give Back What You Stole From Me’, as well as a stripped-back cover of ‘Pour It All Out’ by reggae legend Bankie Banx.
1. 2 Sides
2. Misty Head / Sunny Street
1. Pour It All Out
2. Do You Really
3. Give Back What You Stole From Me