Ray BLK didn’t a have a formal music education; she learnt it all by watching MTV Base and listening to Missy Elliott, Lil Kim and The Notorious B.I.G. Aged 13, she formed a band (New Found Content) with superstar producer MNEK. Fast forward to 2015, Ray released the song 50/50, which aired on BBC Radio 1Xtra’s playlist. In 2016, Ray self-released her debut mini-album Durt, featuring collaborations with Stormzy, Wretch 32 and SG Lewis.
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She recently topped the BBC Sound of 2017 list – the BBC’s annual poll of music critics and industry reps designed to identify the most promising new artists. In previous years, 50 Cent, Adele, Michael Kiwanuka, Sam Smith, Years&Years and Jack Garrett have all been awarded the same accolade. Her stage surname BLK stands for Building Living Knowing, which she describes as her three main values.
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Tickets are available on-line and the prices start from UAH 360.
Ukrainian on-line radio Aristocrats and Comma online portal are media partners of the event.
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