With her forthcoming debut album to promote and a band compised of some of the finest young musicians in the North of England, there are many reasons to want to see Nishla Smith live right now. But the main reason, of course, is the songs and how she sings them. With a lightness of touch in her writing, the ability to create ballads that have the same presence as standards, and a use of language that’s all her own, it’s easy to see why she has been gathering a whole slew of enthusiastic reviews.
‘Up’ is her latest single and comes with this charming video.
Nishla Smith and her quintet will be playing Scarborough Jazz Club on Wednesday 27th October.