Sampha & Kelsey Lu 

Johnny Brenda's | 10/23/2016 | Photos & Words by Rocco Avallone

After making numerous appearances with artists like SBTRKT, Frank Ocean, Kanye West and Drake, we've been looking forward to seeing UK singer Sampha shine on his own. On a recent tour date at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, he did not disappoint, playing new songs from his upcoming debut full length album as well as some of his most popular early releases. Opener Kelsey Lu used her powerful, yet delicate voice, cello and loop pedals to silence and captivate a packed house. Despite a short set, we were treated to more when she played with Sampha's band.