- £22.50 +bf
*Please read below for Covid Venue Guidelines*
Metropolis Music Presents
Plus Special Guests
14+ (under 16s with an adult)
Original tickets remain valid for this rescheduled date.
KOKOROKO return with a brilliant new single 'Baba Ayoola' for released on Brownswood Recordings on 11th November 2020, their first single since the sublime 'Carry Me Home' in February that received huge support from BBC 6 Music, 1Xtra, Afropunk, Clash & NPR.
Opening with the elevating vocal harmonies of the front women, Sheila, Cassie and Richie; the song unfolds with delicate rolling drums perfectly melding with the percussive heartbeat to which the keys glide over seamlessly. Enchanting guitar riffs glisten through a melodic baseline, enhanced with bursts of the powerful brass section coalesced with gospel-like harmonies surging towards an exhilarating crescendo. Baba Ayoola was written as a tribute to the grandfather of the band’s alto saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi and is “an invitation to celebrate life”
Winners of ‘Best Group’ at the Urban Music Awards 2020 and lauded in NPR Austin 100 list, and having played many UK/EU Festivals including Glastonbury, Meltdown Festival, We Out Here and BBC6 Music Festival to name a few, they are are looking forward to extending their reach further around the globe in 2020 and beyond. In September 2020 the band made their BBC Proms debut in the Royal Albert Hall.
Sheila Maurice-Grey - Trumpet / vocals
Cassie Kinoshi - Saxophone / vocals
Richie Seivwright - Trombone / vocals
Yohan Kebede - Keys
Duane Atherley - Bass
Toby Adenaike - Guitar
Onome Edgeworth - Percussion
Ayo Salawu - Drums
The safety of our music fans, artists and employees will always be our top priority.
We will not be asking you to prove that you have been vaccinated, had Covid in the past or a proof of a negative test.
If you feel unwell, please do not attend the venue and put others at risk. We also recommend you test on a regular basis.
While masks are no longer required, if you wish to wear a mask inside the venue you can.
We will require all masks to be removed upon entering the venue so that ID checks and any security searches can take place.
All our employees will be wearing masks.
We will continue to temperature check everyone coming into the venue.
Everyone will be required to sanitise their hands upon entering our venue. This helps us keep things safe.
Additional sanitising stations will be located in the toilet areas or by asking any of our employees who will have additional sanitiser behind all service areas and security points.
On top of our enhanced cleaning procedures, we have also implemented Nordic Chem an Antimicrobial spray coating which is a monthly procedure. Nordic Chem coating is a mechanical kill that creates a very thin layer of “nano-spikes” that penetrate the virus/bacteria that comes in contact with the coating and thus killing it.
The venue will no longer be enforcing social distancing but we understand the venue can get busy so we will be creating additional areas (at the front of the venue) for those who smoke or need some fresh air.
Our medic is on duty at all events . If you become unwell during your time with us please head to the medic room located on the ground floor and they will assist you. We also have a substantial quantity of Lateral Flow Tests at the venue so if the medic has any concerns with your well- being they will offer you the opportunity to take a test.
Employees of Venue
Our employees will be asked to take lateral flow tests twice a week prior to starting work.
The venue is blessed with extremely affective fresh air ventilations that is circulating at all times around the whole of the venue.
Payments & Cloakroom
We strongly encourage you to use contactless/cards if you can, to limit cash transactions. We will be asking all promoters to provide a card payment facility at the box office so that cash handling is minimal.
Our cloakrooms are also now taking card payments so again this will limit cash transactions. Please bring minimal items so that we can space out customers items as much as possible.