Music Monday is brought to you with a mainly soulful, acoustic r ‘n’ b flavour, featuring tracks from Esco Williams, Mic Lowry and Delleile Ankrah!
First up: Esco Williams – Oh Jordan
I discovered this track via the MOBO Awards twitter stream. I instantly fell in love with the beautiful harmonies and listened to it on repeat for weeks! It’s got a totally different vibe to any act around at present and Esco deserves to go a long way. It feels really organic. Esco is a singer/songwriter/producer from Liverpool and he is a winner of the MOBO Unsung award.
As an aside, I just know that my Mother would’ve loved Esco’s music too, and that in itself makes me smile.
I was delighted to find another of his songs, Breaking Bones, on youtube.
Then I stumbled across a group of young chaps who had posted a cover of Beyonce’s Drunk in Love. They go by the name of Mic Lowry and they are a boy band from Liverpool. Again I fell in love with the harmonies, and I have to say that this group contains some seriously powerful voices. Individually they are Ben, Michael, Delleile, Akia & Kaine. There’s something fascinating about a group of lads who look like they might be more likely to rap or just be hanging about doing normal teenage stuff………until they open their mouths to sing and those melodies just flow like they’ve been recording artists for decades.
Then I discovered that they were mentored by Esco Williams and it all slotted together like the orchestra on prom night!
Here are a few of their covers.
Beyonce – Drunk In Love Cover by Mic Lowry
Rather Be – Clean Bandit ~ cover by Mic Lowry
MNEK cover by Mic Lowry – Ready For Your Love
And finally I discovered a cover of a Chris Brown song I hadn’t heard before, by one of the singers of Mic Lowry, Delleile Ankrah. This is him apparently just messing around, but having gone on to listen Chris Brown’s own version, this young man has far more soul in his voice!
Chris Brown Take You Down cover by Delleile Ankrah
So have a listen to all these talented chaps. I could happily listen to a full album from any or all of them. Ones to watch!
What music has been doing it for you this week?
This is post 35 of 100 blogs in 100 days.