June 04, 2020

news: new single from emma johnson's gravy boat feat nishla smith // artwork by dougie harley

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June 04, 2020

review: emma johnson's gravy boat 'where were you hiding' // hot lunch music

"if you’re in the mood for something whimsical, organic and yet vivid you’ll definitely fall in love with “where were you hiding? (feat. nishla smith) by emma johnson’s gravy boat..."

June 04, 2020

review: emma johnson's 'where were you hiding' // york calling

"it feels as if nishla’s soft vocals are used as an instrument in their own right, sharing the limelight with emma’s saxophone and interludes of electric guitar..."

June 04, 2020

review: emma johnson's gravy boat 'where were you hiding' feat. nishla smith // hrmny

"featuring gorgeous guest vocals from nishla smith, the single channel’s norah jones’ energy..." 

May 17, 2020

news: nishla smith + tom harris at manchester jazz festival 2020

"mjf 2020 jazz unlocked full line-up revealed..."

May 05, 2020

news: northern line showcase online // jazzwise

"four days of jazz performances from new talents from the north of england take place online..."

April 15, 2020

news: micro commisions to form greater manchester’s COVID-19 cultural archive // gmca

"stockport-based animator and visual artist luca shaw, added: “my commission involves magnifying the intimate domestic rituals that have become centre stage during this lockdown. I intend to explore it through experimental animation and work in conjunction with musician nishla smith, who has also been selected. both of our projects look at ritual, repetition and minimalism - as life is so reduced and stripped back right now."

March 13, 2020

news: nishla smith quintet to support nikki iles at middlesbrough town hall // bebop spoke here

"support comes from manchester-based rising star nishla smith whose live sets are noted for their incredible variety..."

March 10, 2020

review: 'what happened to agnes' @ interplay theatre // the reviews hub

"smith’s is a compulsive and compelling performance carrying the audience with her every moment of the way..."

February 15, 2020

interview: 'what happened to agnes' // the jazz podcast

"we chat to nishla about the amazing year her project has had..."

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tour artwork by luca shaw.