JP Bimeni & The Black Belts
Amazing backstory to this excellent new voice on the scene
INTRODUCING J.P. BIMENI & THE BLACK BELTS... A ROYAL REFUGEE TURNED SOUL SURVIVOR
“I’m loving his voice...we'd love to have him on BBC Radio 2”
Cerys Matthews (BBC)
"Very few people have a soul story to compare and from all the trauma has emerged one of the very best soul voices i've heard for a very long time" Craig Charles (BBC 6Music)
“Lovely voice and arrangement…this has early Stax/Vault/Atlantic written all over it.The real soul fans will love it” Keb Darge
J.P. Bimeni is the Burundian-born, London based singer with a voice laced with pain, yearning and soul.
A royal refugee turned soul survivor from the country voted the world’s least happy place to live
On his debut album Free Me, Burundian-born JP Bimeni astonishes with a voice that recalls Otis Redding in his prime whilst resonating with the soul of Africa. A refugee who’s been living in London since the early 2000s, Bimeni sings songs of love and loss, hope and fear, with a conviction that comes from the extraordinary experiences life has thrown at him.
J.P. Bimeni is the Burundian-born, London based singer with a voice laced with pain, yearning and soul. His debut single, 'I Miss You' embodies heart-lifting hope that he carries with him having narrowly escaped the Burundian civil war at the end of last century.
Bimeni is paired with the Black Belts, a funk outfit from Spain.
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