Billy Jones Presents: Shura

Nov 6, 2015 • 11:30pm / doors 11pm

Quickly being hailed as one of the break-out new talents of the year, Shura is a singer, producer, remixer and video editor from Shepherds Bush. She was born in Moscow to a Russian actress (who made a cameo in Mission Impossible) and an English documentary filmmaker. Keen to impress her brother, who’d DJ drum-and-bass at the weekends, Shura began building her own songs, immersing herself in the textured sounds of Janet Jackson, Blood Orange, and early-Madonna. Her songwriting found its focus in South America, where Shura worked for a period after her studies – contemplating past relationships, future music, and walking pumas round the Amazon.

Shura’s debut track “Touch” has since gone on to receive over a million hits and praise from the likes of Dev Hynes and Jessie Ware (who Shura recently remixed), whilst the follow-up, “Just Once”, has already reached #1 on Hype Machine, alongside support across Radio 1, 6Music and XFM. Poised for more music and her debut live show later this year, expect “soft, vaguely 70s/80s pop filtered through 90s R&B… Shura is the real deal” (Fader).

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