Die Show mit Kamal am 16.05.2022 im Berliner Prachtwerk muss leider aufgrund unvorhersehbarer Umstände verlegt werden. Wir arbeiten bereits intensiv an einem neuen Termin der in Kürze angekündigt werden wird. Tickets behalten ihre Gültigkeit für das neue Datum. Bitte entschuldigt die Unannehmlichkeiten.
Kamal is a 19 year old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Harlesden. Born in London to Caribbean-British parents, he began playing piano at six and writing songs on Ukulele a few years later. Raised around the sounds of Sade, D’Angelo and Erykah Badu, alongside UK Rap from Harlesden’s Church Road and beyond, Kamal’s influences range from the likes of Robert Glasper to Radiohead.
In 2019, he uploaded his first recorded song ‘smilingdownthephone’, to Soundcloud. From there he begun collaborating with producer, J Moon and officially released the debut track as part of the double-A side ‘two missed calls’, alongside ‘decline.’ Balancing recording music, with schoolwork and completing his piano grades, Kamal wrote his follow-up single ‘homebody’ during the winter school break. Centered around the mental state of being a recluse, the release timing proved somewhat serendipitous, dropping one week before lockdown was enforced in the UK and becoming an bittersweet anthem to a collective experience of isolation. Launching alongside a video shot by The Rest (the duo behind slowthai’s visuals) the track was streamed over 1 million times in its first month entering the viral charts in the UK, Canada and Australia and selling out five drops of ‘homebody’ tees throughout the year. Kamal followed up with ‘blue’ just a few months later, a rich R&B offering. The track was streamed over 250,000 times in its first week, once again hitting over 1 million listens in its first month, resonating with the likes of Billie Eilish (‘blue’ occupied the number 1 spot during her takeover of Spotify’s Lorem playlist), and climbing the International and R&B chart in Korea after a slew of local co-signs. In 2021 Kamal had success with his first feature alongside multi award-winning musician, Dave, on his track ‘Mercury.’ After much acclaim, the introspective cut landed Kamal both his first entry in to the UK Top 40, and Radio 1 A List. This was followed up by Kamal’s debut EP ‘war outside’ on June 11th, landing him a nomination for the Ivor Novello Rising Star award. He ended the year with a debut headline show that sold out in a matter of seconds. Having accumulated over 100 million streams, Kamal is currently working on new music to release in 2022.