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Pre-MOBO Awards: Boisdale, Canary Wharf, London 20/11/17

Pre-MOBO awards 2017 at Boisdale, London 21/11/17
Pre-MOBO awards 2017 at Boisdale, London 21/11/17 Craig David wins Best Soul-R&B act at Pre-MOBO awards 2017 @bluesandsoul.com Moses Boyd wins Best Jazz act at Pre-MOBO awards 2017 @bluesandsoul.com Volney Morgan & New-Ye win Best Gospel act at Pre-MOBO's 2017 @bluesandsoul.com The Floacist performing at the Pre-MOBO awards 2017 @bluesandsoul.com Zara Mcfarlane performs at Pre-MOBO awards 2017 @bluesandsoul.com Chris Eubank JR. presents the award for Best R&B-Soul act at Pre-MOBO awards 2017 @bluesands Natty performs at Pre-MOBO awards 2017 @bluesandsoul.com YolanDa Brown and China Moses present the PreMOBO Awards @bluesandsoul.com YolanDa Brown and Tony Tixier at Pre-MOBO awards 2017 @bluesandsoul.com Manuscript perform at the Pre-MOBO awards 2017 @bluesandsoul.com Cherri V performing at Pre-MOBO awards 2017 @bluesandsoul.com Triple O performing at the Pre-MOBO awards 2017 @bluesandsoul.com Rachel Kerr performs at the Pre-MOBO award 2017 @bluesandsoul.com MiC Lowery perform at the Pre-MOBO awards 2017 @bluesandsoul.com Josh Daniel performing at Pre-MOBO awards 2017 @bluesandsoul.com Noel Robinson performs at the Pre-MOBO awards 2017 @bluesandsoul.com B Postive Choir perform at the Pre-MOBO awards 2017 @bluesandsoul.com YolanDa Brown and Tony Tixier at Pre-MOBO awards 2017 @bluesandsoul.com

Hosted by UK Jazz saxophonist YolanDa Brown and US Jazz/R&B/Soul singer/songwriter, China Moses. The 3rd Pre-MOBO awards show, this year held at Boisdale in London’s Canary Wharf, had a decent array of talent performing and showcasing their wares to great effect.

There were awards on the night for best Gospel, Jazz and R&B/Soul act. I wish the latter wasn’t a combined (genres) award because there are enough R&B and Soul artists to grace a separate list of standout, award worthy talent but as current trend would have it, this wasn't to be the case...maybe next year, ay?

Well done to all those who won and of course, all the nominees for just being nominated - a feat in its self. It’s a shame these awards - especially Jazz, since it is so prevalent at the moment - weren’t given at the ‘mainstream’ awards ceremony in Leeds but I suppose if they were, I wouldn’t be saying thank you for the invite! Lol.

Lastly, I want to big up MOBO for its give blood “B Positive” campaign - it’s great to see an awards ceremony’s influence being put to such good use - lets hope it encourages more BAME blood donations. Now, that is worth singing about!

2017 Pre-MOBO AWARD WINNERS:
JAZZ: MOSES BOYD
R&B/SOUL: CRAIG DAVID
BEST GOSPEL: VOLNEY MORGAN & NEW-YE

PERFORMERS ON THE NIGHT:
NATTY
ZARA MCFARLANE
FLOACIST
CHERRI V
TRIPLE O
RACHEL KERR
KIKO BUN
NOEL ROBINSON
JOSH DANIEL
TONY TIXIER
MANUSCRIPT
MIC LOWRY
B POSITIVE CHOIR

22nd MOBO awards takes place at the First Direct Arena, Leeds on November 29.

WEBSITE mobo.com

TWITTER @MOBOAwards

PHOTOS: LEE TYLER
Words LEE TYLER

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