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May 25, 2010 by  

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OneTaste KoKo

ONETASTE KOKO, 1a Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JE

Live on stage: Oi Va Voi, WOON, Polarbear, Kate Tempest, David J, MC Xander
Plus Very Special Guests Portico Quartet

OneTaste, one of London’s hottest underground music and spoken word scenes, is coming out from its birthplace in South London and stepping up to the plate for their biggest showcase yet with the support of the artists it has helped at the beginning of their careers.

5 years on with over 300 shows, 3 festival tours, 4 annual London OneTaste Festivals, 2 collective albums and 2 TV series under their belt, this unstoppable collective launch their latest festival style showcase, OneTaste KOKO; their next ambitious adventure on their mission to show London what real talent is.

OneTaste, the renowned music and spoken word collective, made their name by helping launch some of the UK’s most amazing talent; Portico Quartet, Newton Faulkner, Little Dragon, Tawiah, Scroobius Pip, Jamie Woon, Polarbear, Jono McCleery, Wallis Bird, Beth Rowley, to name just a few, have all performed as part of OneTaste and this exciting and ambitious show is an opportunity for some of these artists to show their appreciation to the platform OneTaste gave them in their early careers.

Founded by Producer Dannii Evans and singer Jamie Woon in December 2004, One Taste was created to throw a spotlight onto the talent that was arising from the underground London arts scenes. With continuous sell out London events at the Jazz Café & The Bedford in Balham their own annual London festival, three summer festival tours, the launch of the OneTaste Collective and headline slots in Kensington Garden’s contribution to La Fete De La Musique 09, this tight knit group of artists have fast become one of the UK’s most respected underground arts collectives. KOKO will be their largest London indoor show to date.

“The talent coming out of the alternative music and poetry scenes in the UK is unprecedented and as well as giving developing artists a much needed platform in London, OneTaste are continuously demonstrating just how incredible the level of talent is in the capital.” Tony Moore, Director of music, art and development at The Bedford.

“OneTaste KOKO will be the most visible showcase for our collective as it reunites these established artists with the scene that they grew with at the start of their careers.” Dannii Evans, founder of OneTaste.

As part of their commitment to providing a multi-platform promotion for new artists, OneTaste are also releasing ‘OneTaste Collective Vol.2’ the album on 14th June, featuring breakthrough artists such as Fiona Bevan, Marques Toliver, Gabby Young and Park Bench Poet alongside established acts Corinne Bailey Rae, Alice Russell and Oi Va Voi. With this new release the OneTaste Collective return with the second instalment of their critically acclaimed series whose first edition brought us tracks from Portico Quartet, Little Dragon and many more. And that’s not all, ticket-holders to OneTaste Koko on June 16th will all receive a track from OneTaste Collective Vol.2 absolutely free!

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