It was a sold out show at London’s Omeara, a club built under the arches of London Bridge railway station. Owned by Ben Lovett, of Mumford & Sons, it opened in late 2016 and has swiftly become a popular venue for alternative artists. You don’t get much more alternative than Nahko and Trevor Hall – the latter on his first visit to London – but we knew what to expect and got all of it and then some.
MC Yogi has had an interesting life so far. The hip hop artist has gone from living in a group home for at-risk youth, to becoming known as yoga’s modern day ambassador to the west. He’s on a mission to spread the word about yoga to large, mainstream audiences, and the gorgeous song, ‘Heaven Is Here’, from his ‘Only Love Is Real’ album, is just one of the ways he’s going about doing it.
Nahko’s most recent album, ‘My Name Is Bear’ was released last year to critical acclaim, and is a collection of tracks from his formative years as an artist, and a prequel to his work with Medicine For The People. Now he’s set to release ‘Hamakua’ on April 13: a 3 track EP including acoustic versions of songs from the album; the title track ‘Hamakua’, ‘Dragonfly’, and ‘Be Here Now’.