Kumi: Love From London

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Her influences are broad – possibly explained by the fact she was born to a Japanese father, an Italian mother and is very much a citizen of the World.

She has a unique and distinctive vocal talent, which can range from intimate and delicate to intense and powerful. She writes her own lyrics and music, using a wide range of standard instruments, and draws on other sounds from everyday life (including empty crisp packets!).

Kumi is a name you’ll be hearing more of, with a bunch of ‘unplugged’ gigs this year featuring herself on vocals, pianos & loop pedal with a cellist and a backing vocalist.

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Alex Kenning

(Love From London is an ongoing series where correspondents Alex Kenning and Izzy Lawrence introduce us to bands generating excitement across the pond.)