***PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled from Thursday 5th May to Fri 29th July 2016. Original tickets remain valid. Info on the new date can be found here.***

Fresh from releasing her new EP Never Change, Midlands teen Mahalia is one of 2016’s most exciting new propositions. A storyteller at heart, her unassuming songwriting manages to express an instinctively innocent gift for melody with a mature complexity in composition and a natural affinity for imaginative narratives.

There is nothing forced about Mahalia’s music and it is testament to her innate talent that she has been championed by Ed Sheeran and Rudimental, while enlisting esteemed producers including Supa Dups (Rihanna, Bruno Mars), 1985 (Drake, Nicki Minaj) and Steve Fitzmaurice (Sam Smith) for her forthcoming EP and debut album.

Her breakthrough song was the utterly arresting ‘Let The World See Your Light’, and its success led to Ed Sheeran inviting Mahalia to join him on several dates to perform a duet of ‘Goldrush’. With his own star in the ascendant, record labels were keen to find out more about the 14 year-old guitar playing songwriter able to hold her own alongside Sheeran. Mahalia ended up signing with Asylum, the same label as Ed.

With a debut album set for 2016, Mahalia closed last year with the EP Never Change, four tracks of sublime songwriting.The EP is stripped back and subtle, refusing to be stifled by genre, while retaining a cohesiveness that is inventive, youthful and utterly mesmerising.

Mahalia Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter 

Watch the video for ‘Back Up Plan’ below:

Plus support from SANE & KAMAKAZE

Two parts of Leicester hip hop collective “BLG” Sane and Kamakaze bring a low profile part spoken word part beat driven set especially for the Glee Club

Watch the Kamakaze Warm Up Sessions below: