Now residing in South London after shaping her sound in Leeds, future soul singer/songwriter B-ahwe’s ability to tell intricately woven stories has begun to turn heads. With a focus on rich vocal arrangements, lush instrumentals and poetic lyricism, she’s been likened to a ‘trip-hop Kate Bush’.

Her versatility and arrangement skills have led to her contributing her distinctive vocals to a number of artist projects, including underground UK hip-hop acts Lausse The Cat and Nix Northwest. She’s also consistently contributed to jazz-crossover act Yaatri, as well as featuring with London jazzers Pyjæn and Hospital Records’ Drum and Bass heavyweight Mitekiss.

Industry-wide support has come from the Independent, New Wave Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, Gigwise and WordPlay. In Autumn 2022, she was spotlighted as Jamz Supernova’s ‘After Dark Discovery’ on BBC Radio 1Xtra, and was playlisted on Reprezent Radio. This came in a year which also saw recognition from Jack Saunders and Sian Eleri on BBC Radio 1, Emily Pilbeam on BBC Introducing West Yorkshire, Gilles Peterson on Worldwide FM, and Tony Minvielle on Jazz FM, to name a few. She also won the 2022 Drake YolanDa Award.

In a live setting, B-ahwe has appeared at Lost Village Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival, World Island Festival and Tramlines, and has supported the likes of Yazmin Lacey, Noya Rao and Fatima. Since the release of 2nd EP ‘Motions’, she’s supported Nubiyan Twist as part of their ‘Freedom Fables’ release tour, as well as playing sold-out release shows at Hyde Park Book Club in Leeds, and The Old Queen’s Head in Islington. In Spring 2022, she also performed headline shows in Birmingham, Leeds, London and Brighton, once again expanding her audience into new cities across the UK. She also supported Oscar Jerome on his tour for ‘The Spoon’ in autumn 2022, and at a sold-out headline at London’s iconic Jazz Café in March 2023.

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