RALEIGH WILL RELEASE HIS BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘THE GREATEST’ THIS MARCH
“Jacob ‘Raleigh Ritchie’ Anderson might be the best young RnB singer-songwriter in Britain” – The Telegraph
“A soulful pop singer and an unsullied warrior, Raleigh Ritchie is a young Londoner to watch” – i-D
“Raleigh Ritchie is British entertainment’s new renaissance man” – Esquire
“Ritchie’s debut album will be sensational” – Sunday Times Culture
“Bright, charming, and downright sweet” – Pitchfork
On January 18 the remarkable Raleigh Ritchie will join forces with hip hop legends RUN-DMC for a special one off show in London, as Vodafone begins celebrations of 30 years since the first mobile call was made in the UK. Also celebrating their own 30 year landmark, RUN-DMC will be performing their first UK gig in 12 years featuring some of their greatest hits, from ‘Walk This Way’ to ‘It’s Like That’. Raleigh Ritchie will provide the support as well as collaborating live with the trio on one of their iconic tracks.
Raleigh said, “RUN-DMC are heroes of mine. Truly. They were one of the first acts to show us that it was cool to mix genres and step outside of the box, whilst remaining honest and speaking truth. That means an awful lot to me personally, so to now be sharing a stage with them is a very surreal and exciting thing. A true honour. I will remember this night for the rest of my life.”
The show will be live-streamed over Vodafone’s 4G network, enabling anyone in the UK to watch it for free on the Vodafone UK YouTube page. A Vodafone app, called ‘Power To’, will also allow the gig to be viewed live on smartphones. Tickets to attend the gig can be won by visiting Vodafone’s and the artists’ social media channels – www.facebook.com/RaleighRitchie
Raleigh enjoyed a hugely successful 2014: his debut single ‘Stronger Than Ever’ picked up massive amounts of airplay as it hit the Radio 1 A list and was later given preferential treatment by Lily Allen in the Live Lounge. Two EPs and a Mixtape (in collaboration with The Internet), support slots with Kendrick Lamar and Angel Haze, and a exciting summer full of festival appearances (Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Wireless, Boardmasters, The Great Escape) all cumulated in Ritchie’s first ever debut tour.
2015, and Raleigh has hit the ground running. Currently exhibited at the Mead Carney gallery in London, Ritchie is featured alongside David Gandy in a series of cinematic photographs shot by BAFTA photographer Rich Hardcastle. Entitled ‘Mr Detective Man’ the exhibition runs from January 6 – 11, exploring poignant and familiar tropes of the crime thriller and the police procedure (http://www.meadcarney.com/).
Named as one of Amazon’s New For 2015 earlier this month, Raleigh will release his brand new single ‘The Greatest’ in March with his debut album due this year.
For further information on Vodafone’s 30 year celebrations: