Reuben James joined us live at Soho Radio to perform BBQ Energy and So Cool live, as we cut the session direct to vinyl.
Fast-emerging British singer, songwriter and pianist Reuben James’ virtuoso jazz techniques and soulful, evocative voice have led him to be widely regarded as one the most exciting and creatively assured artists to have emerged in recent years.
Although perhaps best known for his ongoing collaborations with Sam Smith, which have included co-writing songs for Smith’s 4 million-selling album The Thrill of It All, James has written for and performed with an array of international star acts including the likes of Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Brandi Carlile, Herbie Hancock, Elton John, John Legend, Tori Kelly, Little Mix, Disclosure and Liam Payne amongst many others.
Reuben signed with Warner/Chappell in 2018 and has since been working on his own material, exploring the boundaries between jazz and pop. His debut EP Adore landed to critical acclaim in 2019 and his new EP Slow Down is out now.
Watch the live performance of BBQ Energy below – recorded direct to vinyl at Soho Radio // #JagerSoho.