MOBO UnSung tour enlists Tiggs Da Author, Tanya Lacey and Tobi Sunmola

Ten promis­ing musi­cians will bring their musi­cal flavour to three UK cities this month as part of the MOBO UnSung tour.

Ali­ka, win­ner of MOBO UnSung 2016, plus nine oth­er final­ists, who include Lloyd Luther, Mega and Jay Alexzan­der, will tour Man­ches­ter, Bris­tol and London.

From our expe­ri­ence, MC Alika’s dis­arm­ing hon­est­ly makes her one not to miss – she’s already fea­tured on a track with fel­low ris­ing star, Nadia Rose. And the music of singer-song­writer Mega comes from a place of true atten­tive­ness and affection.

On the tour, the UnSung final­ists will be joined by a head­line act: hip hop artist Tobi Sun­mo­la with spe­cial guest Two4Kay in Man­ches­ter, singer Tanya Lacey in Bris­tol, and slinky R&B man Tig­gs Da Author in London.

All ten final­ists will per­form on the Lon­don date.

MOBO UnSung 2017 tour dates

Octo­ber 15
Zom­bie Shack, 50 New Wake­field St, Man­ches­ter, M1 5NP
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Octo­ber 17
The Square Club, 15 Berke­ley Square, Bris­tol, BS8 1HB
Book tick­ets here

Octo­ber 23
Zigfrid Von Under­bel­ly, London
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Entry prices for all dates: ear­ly bird tick­ets £5, £7 there­after, and £10 on the door.

MOBO UnSung is a tal­ent com­pe­ti­tion for unsigned artists pro­duc­ing orig­i­nal work. Artists sub­mit their music and 10 final­ists are cho­sen. The top three receive grants towards their work, as well as a year-long artist devel­op­ment pro­gram of indus­try and pro­duc­tion work­shops facil­i­tat­ed by MOBO in addi­tion to the MOBO UnSung tour.

Start­ing in 2012, the com­pe­ti­tion has been a gate­way to big­ger things for artists who have been cho­sen as final­ists, such as deals with labels and pub­lish­ers (Ali­ka, Jacob Banks, Mulal­ly), tour­ing with glob­al stars (Mic Low­ery sup­port­ed Justin Bieber on his 2016 Euro­pean tour), and going on to win their own MOBO Awards (Nadia Rose).

See more on MOBO UnSung, includ­ing how to enter for the next com­pe­ti­tion here.

Image: cour­tesy of MOBO/iluvlive