Lulu James (3rd Culture Kid) was born in Tanzania and raised there until she reached the age of 6. You can see a scar on her nose from when she ran headfirst into an industrial coffee bean hulling machine whilst desperately trying to evade the wrath of her beloved Mother.
She landed in Newcastle without a word of English or a thick enough coat, swapping Kilimanjaro for South Shields. A turbulent childhood followed, and by 16, Lulu was on her own.
But then, her voice came to the rescue. Lulu has been busy in the lab for the last 8 months undergoing a full rebrand. After going back to Africa, to reconnect with her family, her roots and the music, she’s back with a fresh new sound to bridge the two worlds.
Now, 26, her music is a patchwork of stories woven from the many lives she’s already lived, told with an unabashed honesty that is visceral.
Her atmospheric vocals and powerful performances have taken Lulu around the world.
She has toured many countries, playing world renowned stages from Glastonbury, WOMAD, Coachella, Red Rocks and Londons O2 arena. She continues to impress with her choice of collaborations, keeping relevance both on and off the dance floor, working with world leading DJs/Producers, Gorgon City, Jon Hopkins, Kidnap Kid and Lane 8, just to name a few.
Lulu James has always received massive support from the Guardian, Fader, Notion, and many more platforms as she lays out her past, present and future.
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