Wretch 32 performs as lead singer of a band of Nashville musicians for one-off Jack Rocks show

On 14th April, music fans were treated to a world first as award-winning Grime artist Wretch 32 was joined on stage by an all new band of musicians flown over from Nashville, Tennessee, especially for the night.

Jack Daniel’s hosted a one-off Jack Rocks gig last night at Nambucca, London, fronted by Wretch 32 and musicians from Nashville, Tennessee. They created a live mash up of UK hip hop and the Nashville sound.

The one-off Jack Rocks gig, curated by Jack Daniel’s, culminated in some of Wretch’s biggest hits being given a touch of the Nashville sound. The show truly celebrated the craftsmanship of two contrasting styles as they came together, having had just three days to rehearse. The intimate and unique night was hosted at one of North London’s most celebrated music venues, Nambucca.

Jack Daniel’s hosted a one-off Jack Rocks gig last night at Nambucca, London, fronted by Wretch 32 and musicians from Nashville, Tennessee. They created a live mash up of UK hip hop and the Nashville sound.

Wretch collaborated with bassist Owen Biddle, known for his work with popular band The Roots, Joe Pisapia, former guitarist for k.d. lang, and Dom Billett, drummer of US rock band of Toy Soldiers. The set list for the show included hits such as Don’t Go, 6 Words, Traktor, and Nothing Will amongst others.

With the ability to create an epic live set with musicians from another continent in only three days, Wretch once again showed his colours as one of the UK’s most talented artists. He is often regarded as the country’s most prominent wordsmith and this link up with musical associates from across the pond will only serve to increase his fanbase further.

Jack Daniel’s hosted a one-off Jack Rocks gig last night at Nambucca, London, fronted by Wretch 32 and musicians from Nashville, Tennessee. They created a live mash up of UK hip hop and the Nashville sound.

With his ‘Young Fire, Old Flame’ live show alongside Avelino coming up shortly, make sure you’re following Wretch 32 on Twitter to stay up to date with all the latest news and info direct from the man himself.

Matt Tarr
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Matt Tarr

Matt Tarr

Urban Music Editor
With grime and hip hop being major influences on him growing up in South East London, Matt's passion is urban music but over the years he has gathered a hugely diverse taste, ranging from Wiley to The Smiths by way of Machine Head, that has made him a very open minded individual.
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