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Jessie Reyez announces one-off London show (2017)

Jessie Reyez

Story by Jack Foley

TORONTO-based singer and songwriter Jessie Reyez has announced a one-off London headline show for Thursday, November 16 at Omeara.

This will be the last chance to see the rising star in the UK this year. Tickets are on sale now.

Jessie has had one hell of a year, with the release of her debut EP, Kiddo, dropping in April to widespread acclaim.

She first broke out last summer with her track Figures, a pared-back acoustic number accompanied by an emotional video. The track quickly exploded online and thrust Reyez into the spotlight – to date the video has been viewed over 10 million times on YouTube and the track peaked at number 21 on the Billboard Top 100, with over 20 million Spotify streams and counting.

With her short film Gatekeeper and song of the same name, she exposed industry sexism and predatory misogynists, receiving widespread coverage from media including Noisey, Complex, Pigeons and Planes, W Magazine, Jezebel and more.

Her single Shutter Island reached the B-list on BBC 1Xtra and the claustrophobic video has amassed over 3.5 million views.