8RAY Group is excited to be hosting its first-ever summer showcase event at Henley Royal Regatta on 27 June 2023. The event takes place at the exclusive riverside lounge, The Hidden Garden, located at a prominent position on the historic Regatta course.
On the opening day of the week-long, prestigious regatta in 8RAY’s hometown of Henley-on-Thames, the event will be be masterminded by CEO J.J., showcasing a variety of 8RAY’s talented artists with summer-inspired live performances, champagne and gorgeous food.
To kick off the event is English-born singer-songwriter, Jeyaia. Her early influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill and Etta James, but her music brings a new edge to the soul genre. Hitting the music scene with a bang, Jeyaia’s debut single ‘Rising’ gained remixes from internationally acclaimed producers / DJs, including StoneBridge, The FifthGuys and Going Deeper and reached the Music Week UK Commercial Pop Top 30 Chart, climbing to the top 10 at number 8.
Casa, a unique and vibrant party band, will keep the party going with a DJ Live set of sun-drenched dance tunes. With band members originally hailing from Havana, Casa provides an authentically Latin sound and atmosphere.
Throughout the event, headlining the showcase we have OKIEM and The Infinity Orchestra performing an Ibiza sunset-inspired set. The award-winning pianist and composer has toured on keyboards for many of the biggest artists in the music industry, from Leona Lewis to Tinie Tempah to opening for John Legend & Prince, to most recently touring with Grammy-nominated DJ/Producer Duke Dumont. Prior to that, he toured with and wrote songs for Russian sensation Sergey Lazarev, relocating to Moscow for 3 years.
The Cinelli Brothers will close the showcase with a live performance comprising of the biggest chart classics from every decade with their authentic soul, blues and R&B sounds. In 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 the band was nominated for the UK Blues Awards as “Blues Band Of the Year”, and in September 2022, they won the UK Blues Challenge. In January 2023, the band ranked number 2 at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, USA.
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