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Young & Serious presents

Takeover 2018: City Sounds - Mapping the Scene

Monday 30 July
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Join the Young & Serious team for a showcase of incredible up and coming talent from cities across the UK, and a sharing of their favourite venues, spaces and sounds for a vital index of new talent in music and culture.

Featuring an evening of outstanding music from Noya Rao (Leeds)Sans Soucis Experience (London) and spoken word from Solomon OB (Bristol) alongside a panel discussion with key figures from the UK’s cultural scene, including representatives from each band and Jane Beese (Head of Music, Roundhouse) and Rob Farhat (Serious), this is an event that celebrates cross-city collaboration and evolving cultural practise.


Noya Rao are a Leeds based, electronic-soul quartet. The band, who are described as ‘purveyors of enigmatic dreamscapes and organic, danceable electronica’ released their debut album, ’Icaros’, last November. Olivia, Tom, Jim and Matt combine their unique bass syth lines with polyrhythmic beats and vocalist Olivia’s gospel style to create a unique and exciting electronic and organic sound.

Sans Soucis is a London based singer-songwriter and composer, who combines her love for R’n’B and jazz, with a nod to her Afro-Eurpoean heritage. She released her debut EP, Daffodils, in February 2018 with critical acclaim and has headlined shows at venues such as Union Chapel and Omera. With an album due to be released in 2019, this will be a performance not to be missed!

Solomon O.B is a Bristol based Musician, Emcee, and Spoken Word artist, recently crowned Hammer & Tounge National Poetry slam champion. Solomon delivers passionate and engaging performances, challenging the status quo. Soon to release his debut solo EP 'The Writing is Real', he has been chosen as one of the final six of BBC 1xtra & Roundhouse London's nationwide Words First Campaign. One to watch.

Music is now more than ever a vital means of expression – a voice that challenges, celebrates, and demands to be heard. And as our cities grow, as communities expand and music scenes and histories intertwine, we want to find out how the sound of a city changes.

As well as sharing their own stories of the cities they love, and the music scenes they couldn’t be without, the Young & Serious team will be asking you to do the same – what defines the culture of your city?



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Things you should know

Suitable for ages 16+ 

This event is part of TAKEOVER. A festival inspired by East London. The most exciting new talent created by you, for you. Check out the full line-up here.

A limited amounts of free tickets are available to Tower Hamlets residents and community groups, please contact for more information. Any free tickets not collected 15 minutes prior to the start time will be released.

Takeover festival has been programmed with consideration for Tower Hamlets Youth Outcomes Framework developed by Partnership For Young London and the Centre For Youth Impact.

This event is wheelchair accessible.