Introducing: Ady Suleiman

Not quite an introduction, as anybody with their ear to the ground will have heard this lads name by now. Hailing from Grantham, Ady has been spending his time in Liverpool finishing off a degree in music, while simultaneously bringing the house down in any venue he puts a foot in across the country.

With a tasty blend of simplistic soul, pop and reggae, Ady has carved out his own space in a genre of music many wouldn’t tend to look at in this era of flailing ‘womps’ and ambient tones. With only rough demos and his ’12am One Take Sessions’ to his name, you can’t help but be pulled into his sound, and neither could BBC Introducing and Radio 1Xtra who recently brought Ady down to Maida Vale to perform a few of his tracks for MistaJam, which you can see below, to prove that this isn’t all talk.

In this short time Ady has also supported the likes of Professor Green and BBC Introducing’s Sound of 2012, Michael Kiwanuka (A show I was gutted to miss). Hitting the festival circuit this year, Ady already has a performance at Liverpool Sound City under his belt, with Truck, Dot To DotCamp Bestival and Bestival yet to go.

Trying to avoid blurting out a cliché here, but Ady really is on the up, and I can tell you it is a pleasure to watch him play, whether that be just himself and his guitarist Ed Black or with a full band (brass section included). If you haven’t already, check him out and get yourself down to one of his shows, you will not be dissapointed.

Check out Ady’s Maida Vale Sessions Here


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