Bobii Lewis is a product of North East London, a maker of R&B and the subject of our latest SoundCheck session, recorded at The Bedford Tavern.
His sound is modern, borrowing techniques from across the Atlantic but incorporating British subtlety and soul. Which makes sense when you find out he sung in a gospel choir and studied the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley and Michael Jackson as a child.
You may have heard Bobii on Wretch 32 x Avelino’s grimey Young Fire, Old Flame, sugar coating gritty raps with lilting harmonies, or provide a soothing touch to the sound of lyrical-bruiser Stefflon Don’s on Friends and Lovers – like the British answer to a Nicki Minaj / Justin Timberlake collaboration. But his own music is softer, more uplifting, as can be seen on his latest single Drifting, which has a buoyant melody capable of conjuring up the feel of a Caribbean beach in the middle of an East End high street. Which basically makes him Bobii Houdini.
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DriftingWait in Vain
Thanks to The Bedford Tavern, FInsbury Park.