Punch Records Soul Acoustic Tour made it’s third stop to London last week Wednesday, with their five leading ladies Kara Marni, Aleighchia Scott, Miraa May, Misha B, RoxXxan continuing to raise the bar on live acoustic performing.
Aleighcia Scott performed her original song “Blessed” as well as her mash up of the famous Alicia Keys “You Don’t Know My Name”. The Welsh native brought those soul vibes as she was the first lady to open the night. Smooth grooves, harmonies and her slick her (as well as the wavy afro) got the audience hyped up as to what to expect from the night.
Next we have Kara Marni, who at just 18 she has a voice that could give Ariana Grande a run of her money. Apart from singing her originals “Golden”, “Love is Perfect” Marni sang the Cee Lo Green’s “Crazy” as well as hitting that famous high note from the classic Minnie Reperton song. Now that was an applause from us. If Marni is capable to be this good at 18, who knows what she could reach by the time that she’s 25+ voice wise.
Miraa May needs no introduction. It’s been a while since we last saw her at the Juicy Couture Opening at Westfield London. Nevertheless, the songstress is still the same homegirl from North London who brings soul and brutal honesty (i.e. the realest from the reals) to her music. There’s still more to come from this girl, as she performs her knew track “FU”, as well as her refix of the Bryson Tiller.
The surprise of the night was seeing Sonna Rele! The chick who’s worked with the likes of Ne-yo and many other heavy hit artists such as supporting John Legend! Rele has over years worked her way up into the music industry. The girl plays the guitar, piano and has done acapella. Therefore if you don’t know about this girl well, you now know. Showcasing her vocal abilities, Rele performs Lauyrn Hill’s “Ex-Factor” as well as her own original track.
What can we say about RoxXxan? The audience haven’t forgotten about her Backpack gang movement. The Female MC hit it home with her first track that brought FIRE FIRE FIRE! yet truthful about her personal struggles. Indeed the lady didn’t hide anything. After a huge applause, roar and praise from the crowd, RoxXxan humbled herself and reassured everyone that she’s back in the game.
Apart from having a track for the ladies, she also had something for the men with her remix of the Lauryn Hill’s classic track “The Thing”. In the first verse, she gives gratitude to the men who are reliable and as they say in the streets “on their hustle and grind”.
Post-X Factor Misha B has been working hard in the studio on her new EP called “Bloom”, which is scheduled to be released in June. As always the Manchester lady brings her a-game. Not only did she perform her hit singles, but she also performed an untitled track that she only wrote last Sunday! If that wasn’t enough, she sang her original song called “Struggle”, a song that reflects her upbringing in her poverty stricken community. However, as the song states, she never considered herself or situation “poor” because she had things that money couldn’t buy.
Yes folks, this is what girl power looks like…..to us is look A.M.A.Z.I.N.G with vocals to prove it