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The background: His voice is richly textured and full of gravitas; a deep baritone that rumbles and reverberates, an instrument of both power and vulnerability. As it rings out effortlessly across East London’s sold-out Wilton Hall, you can feel the crowd hold its breath. Between songs, the cheers are as hearty and excitable as the most loyal of fanbases: exceptional, given the bare handful of songs Kwabs has released to date. But then, he is an artist with exceptional potential.

Hometown: London, England.
The Truth:
 When Kwabs sings, soul pours out.
The buzz: After uploading his debut offering to SoundCloud, it received 10,000 streams during its first 24 hours online.
What to buy: The “Wrong or Right” EP!
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