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Lobero Live presents

Corinne Bailey Rae

Special guest star Jensen McRae
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Lobero Theatre

About the Event

From Leeds, England, singer/songwriter/musician Corinne Bailey Rae shot to stardom with her self-titled #1 UK debut album in 2006, featuring the global hits “Put Your Records On” and “Like A Star.”

Bailey Rae has received two GRAMMY® Awards, two MOBOS, alongside multiple nominations, including BRIT and BET Awards. She was awarded her first GRAMMY® in 2008 for Album of The Year when featured on Herbie Hancock’s River: The Joni Letters. Her second album, The Sea (2010) was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize. The subsequent EP Is This Love garnered a GRAMMY® for Best R&B Performance.

Bailey Rae returned in 2016 with “boundary-defying, epic music” (NPR) for her third studio album, The Heart Speaks In Whispers, also declared “the best R&B of 2016” (The Guardian). The album featured the stunning “Green Aphrodisiac” named “10 best R&B songs of 2016” (Billboard) and selected by President Obama for his summer playlist. The new songs soared in her live performances as Bailey Rae embarked on a Worldwide tour, including festivals and a special guest appearance for Stevie Wonder’s BST Hyde Park London concert. Touring highlights from 2017 include: New Orleans Jazz Fest, Playboy Jazz Fest (Hollywood Bowl), Singapore Jazz Fest, and Glastonbury.

Bailey Rae has recently composed music for film and television, including the theme to Stan Lee’s Lucky Man (SKY1). She recorded “The Scientist” for Universal Pictures’ Fifty Shades Darker opening title and soundtrack, which charted globally. This year, she performed a duet with Richard Hawley in eOne’s BIFA nominated film for Best Music, Funny Cow, starring Maxine Peake and Paddy Considine. “Cult Brit musician Richard Hawley…gets to sing a lovely duet with Corinne Bailey Rae that is one of the film’s highlights” (Hollywood Reporter).

Bailey Rae continues to collaborate and perform with artists across musical genres, including Mary J Blige, Al Green, Herbie Hancock, KING, Paul McCartney, Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Questlove, Salaam Rami, RZA, Tyler The Creator, Paul Weller, Stevie Wonder, Tracey Thorn, Logic, Mick Jenkins, and many more!

Corinne played select shows this year, including California Soul Gala with the LA Philharmonic + Chris Martin at Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, OnBlackheath Festival, and Billboard Live (Osaka & Tokyo, Japan).

 

Jensen McRae is a “wordgirl”. “Everything I do is about, and in service of, words and stories”, explains the 23-year-old LA Native. As a bi-racial, black and Jewish woman growing up in predominantly white spaces, McRae’s music explores all aspects of identity from race and gender to issues of depression and unrequited love. Inspired by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Alicia Keys, and James Taylor, McRae started her musical journey writing in her bedroom, to then playing the local songwriting circuit in Los Angeles. Attending Grammy Camp as a high schooler, McRae received a full-ride scholarship to USC Thornton School of Music where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Popular Music in 2019. While finishing her senior year, her unique voice and songwriting caught the attention of her soon-to-be manager, who connected the young artist with Grammy award-winning producer Rahki (Eminem, Kendrick Lamar). The two were in the studio weekly working on her debut album, due out in fall of 2021.

In late 2019, she went on to release her first single, “White Boy,” recounting her struggles with racial microaggressions. The following year she released “Wolves,” a stripped-down song that weaves together vivid vignettes about sexual assault. In early 2021, McRae took to Twitter to post a short video clip performing“a preemptive cover” of a song inspired by Phoebe Bridgers that acquired over 2.5 M views and even caught the attention of Bridgers herself. Due to the wide attention and praise, the short clip was later released as a single titled “Immune”. She has earned praise from Wonderland, Vulture, Fader, was named NPR Slingshot’s 2021 Artists To Watch, and KCRW’s favorite new artists of 2020 and is just getting started. McRae released her debut EP in June of 2021, which peaked at #2 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter charts just under Joni Mitchell.

 

Current Covid-19 Guidelines:

In an effort to create the safest possible environment for our guests, all attendees (including children 5 years old and younger) must show proof of vaccination OR supply a negative Covid-19 medical test result (taken within 72 hours prior to each event), before entering the Lobero (over-the-counter tests will not be accepted). Masks are no longer required indoors for vaccinated individuals, but are recommended. Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals. The Lobero staff and ushers have all been fully vaccinated. Adults must show photo ID.

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Ticket Information

$121 - VIP

(VIP ticket includes premier seating and a pre-show reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres)

$75 - Section A

$59 - Section B

(Ticket prices include a per ticket Lobero Facility Fee; other fees may also apply.)

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This event is presented by Lobero Live