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This FRIDAY I'M IN LOVE! My band RAKA was invited to play at Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival at Southbank Centre on Friday 15th at 5:30pm - at Friday Tonic: I'm in Love ❤️ Queen Elizabeth Hall. What an enormous privilege to be in one pot with bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Manic Street Preachers, Suzanne Vega, The Cure, Placebo, Jónsi and many more.

Robert Smith curates the UK’s longest-running artist-curated music festival in its 25th year. Smith is the lead singer and principal songwriter of The Cure, and its only constant member since the group formed in 1978.

One of popular music’s defining bands, The Cure took the ‘alternative rock’ genre mainstream around the world and garnered numerous awards including a Brit Award for Best British Band, an MTV Icon Award, a Q Inspiration Award and NME’s Godlike Genius Award. Smith has also been presented with an Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement.


A lovely article about my musical journey and 120-minute playlist I created for New Model Radio. It is a musical journey around the world with artists who influenced me on my singing path.


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