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 32)
Origin London / Coventry,
United Kingdom
Instruments Vocals
Electronic production
Years active 2009–present
Labels Play It Again Sam
Brownswood Recordings
Website ghostpoet.co.uk

Obaro Ejimiwe (18 January 1983) is a British vocalist and musician better known by his stage name Ghostpoet. His first album, Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam, was shortlisted for the 2011 Mercury Prize. He released his most recent album, Shedding Skin, in 2015.

Biography[edit]

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)[13]
  • "Cash and Carry Me Home" (January 2011)
  • "Meltdown" (April 2013)
  • "Off Peak Dreams" (February 2015)

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. ^ "UK Singles Chart 17.09.2011" (TXT). Zobbel.de. Retrieved 2015-04-06. 
  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 - Shedding Skin (full album stream)". Albumstreams.com. 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2015-04-06. 
  12. ^ "Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2015-03-08. 
  13. ^ "Ghostpoet - Survive It (Official Video) - YouTube". Youtube. 31 March 2011. 

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