Roots Manuva at The Royal Albert Hall

Soundcrash Presents


at the Royal Albert Hall

“It’s a distinctly British sound: Triana’s strong, understated vocals recall the husky tones of Amy Winehouse”  The Guardian “Often eccentric, never boorish, Roots remains our most original rapper
Evening Standard ★ ★ ★ ★ 

‘Always going to deliver a great live show – Hidden Orchestra are one of the most consistent avant-garde live acts in the UK.’ AAA Music

‘South London producer Henry Wu combines soulful beats, live vocals and worldly influences that have come to characterise the 22a family he is also apart of’ Stamp The Wax   

Soundcrash presents its first mini-festival at the Royal Albert Hall, bringing you a historic evening of game-changing sights and sounds in the world’s greatest venue.

2016 represented a true return to form for a name in music that needs little introduction – Roots Manuva. He heads up the bill at the Royal Albert Hall with a rare and special performance in addition to unmissable sets from the spectacular Hidden Orchestra and spine-tingling Andreya Triana, with one of the freshest DJ talents in Henry Wu filling in the gaps. This almighty line-up brings a variety of exceptional and genre defying sounds and styles to London’s greatest space.

Rodney Smith AKA Roots Manuva is coming to the end of his biggest year to date, after bringing out the LP that everyone has waited for featuring some of his most groundbreaking tunes. Described as one of the most influential men in British music history, his performances are always special.

Known for their exciting and experimental live shows, Hidden Orchestra are set to play a new and very exclusive and special AV show. Lead by multi Edinburgh Based, talented musician Joe Acheson, Hidden Orchestra’s performances are known for their high energy, genre mixing qualities, fitting the Albert Hall acoustics and stage effortlessly.

One of the UK’s most distinctive singers, Andreya Triana, joins this unmissable line up. With a string of sell out shows across Europe alongside collaborations with huge artists such as Flying Lotus and Bonobo, Anderya’s soulful voice is comparable to some of the all time greats. Releasing two forward thinking albums alongside many singles, this London based singer-songwriter is no doubt a strong voice in modern soul. 

Bringing fresh beats and nu soul sound to the lineup is Henry Wu. With releases on EGLO and Rhythm Section, alongside a strong fan base including the likes of Gilles Peterson, Bonobo and Mary Anne Hobbs, Henry Wu will be spinning tunes in between shows with a variety of beats, house and soul.


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