Nardeydey

The London-based musical polymath Shirley Tetteh is a guitarist, composer, and all-around spellbinding musician and artist. She’s a vital part of the new jazz scene; a founding member of the fast-rising all-female collective Nérija, and she’s played in spiritual jazz big band Maisha. She even won a Parliamentary Jazz Award in 2018 for Best Newcomer.

But she’s more than a guitar virtuoso, and her willingness to push forward saw the birth of Tetteh’s solo project Nardeydey, a radical departure from her previous work. These perfect pop songs conjure up the glittering funk of Metronomy and you can hear Talking Heads too. Just listen to “Speedial” – it’s a wondrous cocktail of jazz, afrobeat, disco and post-punk, soundtracking Tetteh’s falsetto and it’s brilliant. We can’t wait to hear it live.

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