#SPARKESESSIONS is the first live music showcase put on by The Laura Currer Sparkle Foundation, a North East based charity that helps people that have suffered traumatic experiences to reclaim their happiness. This first event will be a hip-hop night, bringing some of the finest rappers in Newcastle to World Headquarters on November 3rd, 8pm – late.
Tickets are available on www.lauracurrersparklefoundation.com/book-online now- £7 for public, £5 for foundation members.
As well as the event itself, tickets also get you access into the club afterwards!
Here’s a run-down of the four great acts in store for you on the night:
Hackney-born rapper Reali-T brings comedy and social commentary in equal measure behind the mic. The self-proclaimed ‘Black Guy In Your Neighbourhood’ takes swipes at racial stereotypes and what it means to be a ‘macho’ rapper with his upbeat, old-school hip-hop inspired sound. He’s once described himself as ‘the Will Smith of North East hip-hop,’ but we can assure you he’s a much better rapper than the Fresh Prince – don’t worry!
Ex-battle rapper turned multi-faceted musician, Max Gavins has sharp flows and melodic harmonies in abundance. Whether he comes with an acoustic guitar or just a mic and some fresh beats, the versatile Geordie rapper has the ability to get a party started with ease.
You might recognise Kema Kay from the BAFTA award winning film ‘I, Daniel Blake’, in which he played China; a cheeky hustler with an eye for trainers. However, what you may not know is that when Kema’s not in front of the cameras he’s on stages, smashing out his unique mix of smooth RnB and upbeat rap bangers.
One of the most popular upcoming artists in the North East, Kay’s flying the flag for women in a genre too often dominated by male voices. Armed with the freshest of beats and a lyrical ability that most rappers can only dream of, Kay brings energy and good vibes every time she hits the stage.