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Mr Yinka Oyewole

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Drawing equally on late 60’s psychedelia, the avant pop of Bowie, Sly Stone’s, style greasy funk, Fela Kuti, his own Nigerian Heritage and contemporary South London, Yinka Oyewole carves out his own unique musical niche, adapting funk in a similar way to The Black Keys have adapted blues. Packed with insistent grooves, unrelenting hooks and super soulful vocals it’s music to be felt as well as heard.

The last few years have been very busy for Yinka. Fronting Sabatta he has played across the world - a resident at the seminal Shunt in London 2009, the same year he played the Afro Punk Festival in New York alongside Janelle Monae, Zoe Kravitz and Saul Williams. in 2010 he played Les Printemps De Nefs Festvial in Nantes, France. In 2011 Yinka played the Dogstar in Istanbul Turkey and the CMJ Festival in New York at the Shout It Out Load/ Box Of Milk Showcase.

Yinka has also appeared in a number of national (UK)TV ad campaigns - most notably for Argos, Kopparberg Cider, Channel 4’s Evo Music Rooms and McDonald’s National Ad Campaign in 2011 - ‘One Hand Can Do Anything’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynjC7MOCOLA

Check out Yinka playing at Williamsburg Fashion Weekend, February 2012 at Glasslands, Brooklyn:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_S1cHFaHQo

New Clip: intimate version of YInka performing forthcoming track in Brooklyn:
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