Introduced to the world more than ten years ago, Emeli Sandé MBE has become an icon of British singer-songwriting; emotional, honest and prolific in the kind of manner that cements you as a go-to artist for heartfelt pop sensibility. She now makes her debut at the EFG London Jazz Festival with a headline show at Royal Festival Hall.
Her debut album Our Version of Events, which has sold over 5.4 million copies to date, was the biggest selling album in the UK of 2012 and 2013, and is certified platinum eight times in the UK and Ireland. Emeli followed with critically acclaimed Long Live The Angels in 2016, Kingdom Coming EP in 2017 and Real Life in 2019.
In 2022 Emeli Sandé released Let's Say For Instance, her long-awaited 4th album and her first release on an independent label. Let's Say For Instance marks a new era of Emeli's expansive artistry after a decade on stage and on the airwaves.
With 19 million singles sold including 3 UK no.1 singles, 6 million albums and four BRIT awards (including Best Female twice), Emeli received an MBE for Services to Music in 2018 and in July 2019, she became the University of Sunderland's Chancellor. Emeli Sandé is an internationally acclaimed artist and highly sought-after writer with strong values. She uses her profile with moral purpose to support important campaigns. Her powerful stance on social justice is evident through her song-writing and is the driving force in her career.
Opening for Emeli Sandé is Alt-Soul singer August Charles. Influenced by the work of Frank Ocean and Amy Winehouse, his music combines elements of both retro-soul and alternative R&B. With a focus on expressive vocal arrangements, lush instrumentals and thought provoking lyricism, August’s ability to tell intricately woven stories has begun to turn heads.
For the first time ever, Festival Friend passes are available to purchase for the EFG London Jazz Festival. This highly-limited ticket enables you to choose 10 shows, over the 10 days of the Festival, saving you over 40%. Find out more here.