Future Soul pioneer Erik Rico joins Substance this coming Sunday with his full electronic set up for a live performance accompanied by live percussion.  Born into a family of creative artists, Erik began his professional career 10 years ago as a self contained artist/producer on Sony’s Columbia Records after being discovered by American Idol’s Randy Jackson.  Having broken his Sony contract Erik now records on his own independent label, Lifenotes Music.

Date: Sunday 29th November 2009
Venue: Charlie Wright’s International Bar
(45 Pitfield Street, Hoxton, London)
Tickets: £10 from Ticketweb [click to buy]

“His independent debut release Journey Back To Me stays true to the roots of soul music while mixing the future of electronica coupled with poignant lyrics to form a fresh and unique sound.  His sophomore release A Higher Frequency continues to blur the lines between synth-based electronica and traditional soul.”

Recent collaborations include DJ Spinna, Marc Mac, Ron Trent, Opolopo, Ty and YamWho?

Substance is a twice monthly night dedicated to broken beats, cosmic jazz and futuristic soul hosted by Deja Vu FM’s MikeyFuturistic. It’s a night for lovers of independent soulful music. A night for those that like to express themself on the dancefloor!