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Bare Knuckle Soul are a collection of poets, musicians and singers who met through the Sheffield music scene in 2002. They began work on a project rooted in and informed by the history of Groundbreaking black music, from Billie Holiday to Curtis Mayfield through The Specials and Fela Kuti ending somewhere around , D’Angelo, Soul II Soul and Outkast.
Working out of a converted cutlery works in the steel city during the long hot summers without air-con, and the cold, dark winters without heating, Bare Knuckle Soul have fought through 4 years of tumult both in and out of the studio to finally deliver their brand of raw soul born from their British, African, and Jamaican experience.
Their first ep is now available on i tunes... the collective have already been picked up by the radar of Trevor Nelson, Giles Peterson and Ras Kwami.