Ghostpoet kicks off PRS Presents 2016


Ghostpoet, Andrew Ashong and Dr Meaker were among the acts performing at the first PRS Presents gig of at the collecting society’s Streatham offices.

MP Chukka Umunna was of attendance, where he introduced his old friend and first act of the evening, the soul and jazz-inspired sounds of Andrew Ashong.

Only the second in its series, the PRS Presents gigs take place every two months – giving industry, fans and the local community an opportunity to connect with live music and the amazing talent that fall under PRS for Music’s membership.

Chukka Umunna, Streatham MP, said: ‘It’s great to be back at PRS for Music, I am so proud to have PRS in Streatham. It’s fitting because we are an immensely creative, energetic musical part of London. There are so many music legends that you can associate with our area.’

Ghostpoet said: ‘It was a true pleasure to play for PRS Presents, it’s the least I could do for all the great support I’ve been given. Was a great atmosphere and fun was had, great times, mate great times.’

Robert Ashcroft, PRS for Music chief executive, added: ‘What a great night for our first PRS Presents gig in Streatham, filled with simply outstanding music. We are extremely fortunate to be able to host these performances on our doorstep, especially in an area that continues to be recognised as a thriving cultural hub for live music.’

The next PRS Presents gig will be held at PRS for Music’s King’s Cross HQ in April.