Together they perform tunes from Ronnie’s latest album Mad Lad: A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry as well as sharing hosting duties and chatting to Lewis Capaldi about love and success. Between them they also introduce live performances from Lewis Capaldi, Foals, Nilufer Yanya and Sudan Archives.
Scottish chart topper Lewis Capaldi joins the bill with songs from his number one album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, currently the biggest selling debut of 2019. The singer-songwriter is famed not only for his self-deprecating ballads but also his witty banter, hilarious social media presence and unrivalled collection of sunglasses. Fresh from a sold-out US tour, the self-proclaimed ‘America’s Sweetheart’ is fast rising to global superstardom.
It’s been a busy year for Foals, who make a very welcome return to the studio. The Oxford rockers have released two albums in 2019, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1 and their first chart topper Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2. Lead singer Yannis Philippakis refers to the two records as ‘two halves of the same locket’.
Completing the line-up this week are two women making their debuts. The first is singer-songwriter Nilufer Yanya, who released her debut album Miss Universe earlier this year, which caught the attention of critics and showcases her unique vocals and blend of genres. She grew up in West London, is of Turkish, Irish and Bajan heritage and began making up songs in her head from the age of six.
Finally, violinist, singer and songwriter Sudan Archives. The LA based and Ohio born musician’s distinct performing style combines violin, vocals and loop pedals, taking inspiration from Sudanese fiddlers and West African beats. Her 12 track debut Athena was whittled down from the epic 60 tracks it started at!