Honne and Tiggs Da Author
Our fourth PRS Presents event took place on Thursday 21 April 2016 at our HQ in King's Cross and featured live sets from the fantastic Honne and Tiggs Da Author.
About the artists
本音 : one’s true feelings and desires
HONNE take heavy influence from the late 70s/early 80s soul and funk together with crooning, contemporary electro-R&B like James Blake or Frank Ocean. ‘Warm On A Cold Night’ introduced a sound which has become instantly-identifiable as HONNE’s. In Andy Clutterbuck, the band have a singer of remarkable depth, whose emotional restraint and veneer of self-control would mirror the keep-calm-and-carry-on attitude underlining their snapshots of modern romance.
Over 20 million Spotify streams, several Hype Machine number 1s and sell-out worldwide tours later, HONNE are writing songs which feel both quintessentially of the moment yet charmingly gentleman-like in their worldview.
Tiggs Da Author
Born and raised in Tanzania before moving to London at the age of eight, Tiggs Da Author is a particularly individual proposition. As influenced by obscure 60s documentaries as he is by east African Jazz, Grime MC Dizzee Rascal and classic Motown acts, the 25 year-old multi-faceted rapper, singer, songwriter and producer is truly one of a kind.
Tiggs’ entire artistry is deeply personal, often political and infused with a sharp sense of humour. His intuitive sound manages to be both throwback and futuristic, nodding towards the old school, yet very much forward thinking in both sentiment and execution. From sweet soft skanks to yearning lullabies via rapidfire narratives and the occasional African inflection, his unconventional artistry is a refreshing, unique addition to the ever growing wealth of young British talent.