5th November | Thekla

Female artists have been dominating the UK charts in 2018, and one of the names that can’t be missed is Raye, the 21-year-old British singer-songwriter. But don’t think it’s all happened overnight, she’s been grafting her way into the limelight since she was a young teenager.

Since leaving the Brit School at sixteen to discover her own sound, her career has gone from strength to strength. From her collaboration and feature on the Jax Jones track, ‘You Don’t Know Me’ to writing with a string of talented artists, such as John Legend and Charli XCX, Raye is certainly making her mark on the industry. This determination was solidified last year when she came third in the BBC Music’s Sound of 2017 shortlist.

This accolade propelled Raye into the spotlight and since then, she has released her EP Side Tape which features several collaborations with various artists, and comes with dates for her first headline tour. One of the stops on her tour is a sold-out show on the legendary Bristolian boat, Thekla. The venue provides the perfect setting for an intimate gig and Raye will bring upbeat pop tracks, combined with a nostalgic R&B sound that takes you back to the noughties- a perfect option to get you through the Monday blues.

See the video for ‘Friends’ here: