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Terri Walker

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Last Show: Friday 6 th September 2019

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

It’s often common to mention Terri Walker’s name and get a reply similar to “Terri is a national treasure”. We heard it so many times! And rightly so as brief flip through her back catalogue is testament to the singer-songwriter’s contribution to UK’s soul scene and beyond. These days it’s quite hard to pin her down to just one genre, she sways between soul, dance, reggae, drum&bass, hip hop, and she does that seamlessly. Further proof is her hot-of-the-presses EP, The BreakOut, produced by the iconic producer and longtime collaborator, Joe Buhdha. The 5-track EP was released to critical acclaim at the end of May, and it features members of what Terri considers her extended family: Rodney P, Konny Kon and Tyler Daley from Children of Zeus, DRS and TY. After a successful London show that doubled up as Terri’s 40th birthday, she’s bringing her band to PizzaExpress for a special, unmissable show. 

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“I woke the whole house up playing this song. Terri you make music that makes my soul, tell me life is sacred”

Gilles Peterson

Born in England to Jamaican parents and raised in Germany from age 4 to early teens, Terri Walker has many cultural origins that allowed her to experience the world in a different way experiences which she had no difficulty in translating into her music and win a wide audience that has been extremely supportive over more than 2 decades since she introduced herself to the world as an artist.

With musical roots spread over the world, it’s been a journey in itself to witness Terri Walker’s growth in the global music scene. Four albums (Untitled, L.O.V.E, I Am, Entitled), a long-standing collaboration with UK’s iconic producer Joe Buhdha (Untitled to Entitled and The BreakOut EPs), stateside fruitful musical friendships and partnerships with Salaam Remi (Champagne Flutes), Ski Beatz and Damon Dash (Roc Nation), a powerful duo alongside Nicole Wray, the critically acclaimed Lady project, on Truth & Soul and this is just a brief overview of Terri Walker’s fingerprint on the music scene.

Add to that (ongoing) collaborations and stage sharing with fellow legendary artists such as Omar, Goldie, Lonnie Liston Smith, and continuous work with equally brilliant musical minds like Mancunian duo Children Of Zeus, The Floacist, DRS, Moses Boyd, Swindle... All these projects have at least couple of common denominators: Terri’s love of unapologetic artistic expression and applauded work ethics.

Her latest offering, BreakOut, a 5-track EP, produced by Joe Buhdha was received wholeheartedly by both Terri’s fans and critics, and has been played and praised by people like Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 6Music), DJ Ace (BBC 1XTRA), Trevor Nelson (BBC Radio 2), Don Lets (BBC Radio 6Music), Mista Jam (BBC 1XTRA), Dom Servini (Soho Radio) to name just a few.
2019 also found Terri sitting behind the decks and hosting her own radio show on Soho Radio, the monthly Melting Pot, where she shines a light on individual people that have inspired her throughout her journey, as well as championing new, up-and-coming artists, but also reminding the listeners about all the classics out there.

There’s no sign of her stopping – or even slowing down – anytime soon, so the best thing would be to join Terri Walker on her explorative journey of artistry.