Jazz Souled Out - In association with Shades of Soul Ltd

Steven Bamidele

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Last Show: Friday 2 nd February 2024

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

"BBC Introducing" calls him an unbelievable talent .Steven Bamidele is a London-based singer, songwriter, and producer. Born in Nigeria, he spent his formative years in Suffolk, before moving to Brighton. This upbringing is reflected in his lyrics, which explore themes of racial identity, family, and self-reflection. His debut album ‘Summing Up’, released on Tru Thoughts, has seen support from Clash Magazine, Jamie Cullum, Trevor Nelson, Tony Minvielle (Jazz FM), Gemma Bradley (BBC Radio 1) and KCRW. With influences ranging from Marvin Gaye and Radiohead to Lianne La Havas and Solange, his live performances have been compared to the likes of Michael Kiwanuka and Jalen Ngonda. Steven crafts his own unique and intricate sound, combining synth textures, syncopated beats, and reverb-drenched falsetto to create psychedelic forward-thinking soul.

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"Electronic soul at its finest"

Clash Magazine

He has played live extensively in London and Brighton, supporting Marlon Craft (Jazz Café), Hot 8 Brass Band (Brighton Dome) and Alice Auer (Dalston Curve Garden). His festival appearances include Love Supreme, Deer Shed, HowTheLightGetsIn, We Are Love, Reading & Leeds, and Kendal Calling. 

Prior to signing to Tru Thoughts, Steven released his debut EP “Uncrowded” alongside a remix from Salami Rose Joe Luis, signed to Brainfeeder. Receiving support from KCRW, Fred Perry and BBC Radio 4, he went on to be sampled by KayCyy for his “Get Used To It” mixtape. Under his former alias ‘Mirror Signal’, Steven was featured on the ‘Brownswood Bubblers 11’ compilation, performed a live session for Gilles Peterson and was selected by Jamie Cullum and PRS Foundation to perform at Montreal Jazz Festival in 2016. His stage presence and love of sharing his music live has continued to grow.

Band Line Up

Steven Bamidele (vocals/guitar)

Tommy Peaches (bass)

Sergio Selva (keys)

Dave Bryce (keys)

Ollie Foreman (drums)