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Mr Bruce

United Kingdom

Correspondents MC goes solo

For many years, Mr Bruce has regularly thrilled WOMAD crowds –certainly those regulars at late-night hang-out Molly’s Bar –as the vocal half of hip-hop/swing duo The Correspondents. That he’s now a solo performer is due to tragic circumstances, namely the sudden and horrifically premature death a couple of years agoof his Correspondents partnerTim Cole, aka DJ Chucks. For this new chapter of his musical incarnation (the talented chapis also a celebrated portrait artist), the charismatic Mr Bruce is taking a different direction, one that acknowledges and celebrates his deep love for UK dance music. Accordingly, this box-fresh sound flirts with and absorbs electro-house, garage, jungle and dancehall, all delivered beautifully wrapped withhis trademarkdextrous wordplay andhigh-energy performances. And don’t be surprised if a few judiciously chosen Correspondents tracks slip into this weekend’s set as well.