Ghostpoet

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Ghostpoet
GhostPoet live at Musica Festival 2011, Sydney, Australia.jpg
Ghostpoet performing live at Musica Festival 2011, Sydney, Australia
Background information
Birth name Obaro Ejimiwe
Born (1983-01-18) 18 January 1983 (age 31)
Origin London / Coventry,
United Kingdom
Instruments Vocals
Electronic production
Years active 2009–present
Labels Play It Again Sam
Brownswood Recordings
Website ghostpoet.co.uk

Ghostpoet (born Obaro Ejimiwe, 18 January 1983) is a British vocalist and musician. In June 2010, Ghostpoet released his first EP The Sound Of Strangers on Brownswood Recordings and was later featured in The Guardian’s “New Band Of The Day”.[1]

Ghostpoet's first single "Cash & Carry Me Home" was released on 24 January 2011, followed by the debut album on 7 February 2011, Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam. His single "Survive It" was launched in Rough Trade East Record store, on London's Brick Lane on 9 May 2011.[2][3]

In 2011, he supported Metronomy[4] and Jamie Woon[5] in their tours and performed at Glastonbury, Sónar, Latitude, Secret Garden Party and Bestival among others.

Ghostpoet was among the nominees for the 2011 Mercury Prize.[6] The winner of the prize, PJ Harvey, was announced on 6 September 2011.

Ghostpoet's second album Some Say I So I Say Light was released on 6 May 2013. The album was preceded by the single "Msi Musmid", made available as a free download from SoundCloud in late February. Ghostpoet premiered "Meltdown",[7] the first single taken from his second album, on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show on 20 March 2013.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Liiines (September 2011)
  • Survive It (May 2011)[11]
  • Cash and Carry Me Home (January 2011)
  • Meltdown (April 2013)

EPs[edit]

  • The Sound Of Strangers (1 June 2010)

Remixes[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lester, Paul (2 June 2010). "New band of the day 799: Ghostpoet". Guardian.co.uk. 
  2. ^ "Disorder magazine Ghostpoet Interview at Rough Trade East Album Launch". Journalist Jameela Oberman. 16 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Kennedy, Adam (2 February 2011). "An early contender for 2011's finest out-of-leftfield long-players". BBC Music. 
  4. ^ "Ghostpoet unveils new single and support slot with Metronomy". Blindfun. 12 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Jamie Woon/Ghostpoet". Soundlab. 22 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize Announced". Mercury Prize. 19 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Ghostpoet - Meltdown (Zane Lowe Radio 1 Rip)". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  8. ^ http://zobbel.de/cluk/110917cluk.txt
  9. ^ "UK Albums Top 75 - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  10. ^ "Official Record Store Albums Top 40 - 8th June 2013 The UK Charts | Top 40". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  11. ^ "Ghostpoet - Survive It (Official Video) - YouTube". Youtube. 31 March 2011. 

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