Sunday Live Music at Mama Shelter, Shoreditch

Mama Shelter Shoreditch are bringing together good times and live music for monthly Sunday Live Music Sessions this summer right through to October 2023.

Sundays have never been so good. Bringing to the fore emerging musical talent, Mama’s Bar will fill its Sundays with the sounds of live music from smooth jazz and silky soul to sultry R&B and feel-good reggae and funk. And to accompany the tunes, Mama’s talented mixologists and INTUNE‘s popular CBD drinks will be serving up unique cocktails, such as the Chill Flower – a pisco-infused blackberry and Rooibos tea blend, expertly-mixed with INTUNE’s Elderflower & Hop and garnished with a cucumber slice and lime. Why not book a table for some of Mama’s delicious world-inspired cuisine while enjoying a night of relaxed and diverse talent…

11th June – Live Sessions at Mama, Launch Night 

Kicking off the series will be headliner Josh Barry as he returns to Mama Shelter following his participation in the EFG London Jazz Festival last year. Josh Barry’s sounds root from the 70s, old school and soul scenes. He takes inspiration from Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Michael Jackson and Bob Dylan. Josh has fronted with Gorgon City at Coachella, Glastonbury, Wireless, Hard Summer, Future Festival and more, won the Glastonbury Emerging Talent competition and has opened the John Peel stage on Saturday morning, BBC Introducing and a live session on BBC 2.

Alongside Josh, New Zealand native, SE.V.EN will perform relaxed alternative R&B. Also sets by Mutivation and singer-songwriter, Regal Jason will bring a splash of pop and indie to the mix. 

Early Bird Tickets to the launch night are priced from £7.00 per person for a standing ticket, book here:

Tamaraebi mama shelter east london
Photograph © Warren Dupuy

16th July – Live Sessions at Mama

The next in the series of events celebrating raw and emerging talent will welcome live music from Toby Corton, Bessi and Tamaraebi. Toby Corton’s music is classified as jazz-pop, dark-soul and British soul. Brighton musician and songwriter, Bessi’s sounds fall into jazz with a side of electronica. Tamaraebi is an alt-soul, R&B and synth pop Nigerian artist. His music resembles the sounds of The Weeknd, Prince and Miguel. This fusion of talent will bring an eclectic night of music, for visitors to Mama’s Bar.

Early Bird Tickets to the event are priced from £7.00 per person for a standing ticket, book here:

Photograph © Warren Dupuy

13th August – Live Sessions at Mama

As the summer sun beats down on Shoreditch, the August line up boasts the great talent of London-based Filipino artist Jeff Nang, who will bring a nostalgic 80s funk sound. 

Alongside will be performances from Afrobeat star SEGUN who, throughout his career, has performed with prolific artists like Sean Paul and Tinie Tempah. Ayda Rose will also hit the stage with music inspired by artists such as SZA, Amy Winehouse and Stevie Wonder.

Early Bird Tickets to the event are priced from £7.00 per person for a standing ticket, book here:

10th September – Live Sessions at Mama

As summer nights get shorter, Mama’s is the place to go for a chilled out Sunday Session. This event will bring together a line up of immense talents, Hutch, Lovelle and AKA Block. 

Hutch is a songwriter and piano player, whose music lies in the jazz, R&B, blues and soul genres. Hailing from Southeast London, Lovelle is a R&B and soul artist. Lovelle is on the radar of key tastemakers like Trevor Nelson, John Legend, Leah Davies and more. Originally from Amsterdam, AKA Block’s music consists of slow synth, R&B, hip-hop and lo-fi – the perfect tones for a mellow Sunday.

Early Bird Tickets to the event are priced from £7.00 per person for a standing ticket, book here:

8th October – Live Sessions at Mama in Celebration of Black History Month

As the series draws to a close, Mama knows how to create the perfect finale. In celebration of Black History Month and fantastic emerging black talent, the beats will span a diverse range of genres from soul and jazz to dance and electronic. 

Heading up the line up is Laville, no stranger to performing at fantastic venues such as Hootananny Brixton, Low Profile Studios, Punchdrunk, The Royal Albert Hall and more. Next is Congolese born singer/songwriter Baby Sol, who has worked with incredible talents such as Ray Davies and Paloma Faith. Last, but not least, is Jai Amore, a singer-songwriter and producer, who has a MOBO Award under his belt having won Best Unsigned Act back in 2006.

Early Bird tickets to the event are priced from £7.00 per person for a standing ticket, book here:

All tickets are sold as standing, but groups can upgrade to a seated dinner booking.



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