Myles Sanko

Date:Thu 25 Nov 2021
Time:Doors 7pm
Venue:J2 (standing show)
Price:£17 adv

2017 turned out to be Myles year. With over 90 club shows and several main festival slots in 2016 and 17 he was again able to show his fantastic live quality with his 7 piece band.

Dubbed as the lovechild of soul music, Myles Sanko began his music career by singing and rapping alongside disc jockeys in nightclubs. He has fronted popular bands such as Bijoumiyo, plus working with funk kings Speedometer. „For me, music is the key to communication between people. When I write, play and sing music, I do not plan it to be labelled “Soul” or “Jazz” – it just comes naturally as it is,“ Myles Sanko explains. With his true, emotional and straightforward style, he is able to connect past, present and future. Myles Sanko recorded his debut mini album Born In Black & White in 2013. Without any distribution or marketing it sold so well that Myles instantly knew he was on to something good. “My fans crowd funded the recording of my second album Forver Dreaming. That was amazing, even Gregory Porter invited me to join him as support. The band I toured with became my family.” With Just Being Me Myles Sanko is coming home now. „This album is about love, hope and politics, and has a piece of me in every part, read the liner notes and you can´t deny the truth in these words. Just Being Me is a departure from what I did before and a beginning of a new journey. It is about myself as a human being, as it is about sharing between each other,” concludes Myles Sanko. “What is it that you can do as a songwriter or musician? You have the ultimate tool that you can share with others, as recorded music or on the stage. As an artist you can make the most of this rare gift.

Essentially, the history of British soul music is a long story about the search for identity. With Just Being Me Myles Sanko adds an essential chapter to this eventful journey. Featuring eleven new compositions, Just Being Me explores the inner self and transcends stylistic borders. With its rich instrumentation and colourful arrangement it speaks out as loud as a proper soul album should.

Currently he is working on his new album to be released later this year - we are looking forward!

For the safety of artists, audiences, and staff we are introducing some extra requirements to stop the spread of COVID-19. For details on COVID-19 entry requirements please CLICK HERE

Remarkable songwriting
(ABS Magazine France)

One of the great talents of the vibrant European Soul
(Lara Hermoso - Rolling Stone Magazine)

Great sound with a modern twist, we're going to hear a lot more of this guy
(Peter Young - Jazz FM)

One of the freshest talents in the UK, he truly has an outstanding voice
(Craig Charles - BBC Radio)

Music is the language of the soul, and Myles speaks loud and clear
(Dr Charles - 8pistas Magazine)

Soul for grown-ups. An album all this good would be one of the albums of the year
(Chris Wells- Echoes Magazine)

An impressive and timeless soul statement
(Christoph Giese - Jazzthetik Magazine)

You can't help falling for the charms on offer on this album
(Lee Tyler - Blues & Soul Magazine)

For the safety of artists, audiences, and staff we are introducing some extra requirements to stop the spread of COVID-19. For details on COVID-19 entry requirements please CLICK HERE

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.


Cambridge Junction works closely with groups and organisations to provide a safe, welcoming space for everyone. We are a venue that strives to be inclusive and promote equality for all. If you have any access requirements or questions please contact Cambridge Junction prior to your visit so we can make your experience as convenient as possible. For more information about accessibility please click HERE.

J2 has flat floor access.

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