PLAYED ON: Tuesday 10 October 2017



Gig info

Photos by Robert Stainforth and Maggie Koo




These times are just for guidance and are subject to change, KOKO cannot be held responsible for changes to these showtimes so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Please note, this event is 14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)

Zak Abel is important. As important as pop music can be. Zak makes music that matters. It’s instinctual and it’s unforced but it’s immediately, tacitly impactful. It’s music that somehow stretches beyond the confines of mere melody and words and becomes something that people can feel, that they can touch. It’s a very rare ability to have, but Zak Abel has it. Whether writing over Afro-house or high-life, soulful electronica or stripped back piano, the 22-year-old’s considered compositions are bound by a sense of introspection, empathy and optimism. Having experienced tough times – and triumphs – in his own life, for Zak, making music is about a genuine desire to create moments that people can really, deeply, relate to. And they have.

Through his initial work with credible composers such as Eg White, Joker, Bondax, Kaytranada, Wookie and Gorgon City, Zak has built up a loyal and engaged fanbase that includes over three million plays on Soundcloud, two #1s on Hypemachine and extensive support from Julie Adenuga and Zane Lowe (Beats1), Radio 1’s Mistajam and Annie Mac as well as i-D and Noisey. Zak recently played two sold-out headline dates at London’s Scala, to over 1600 people.

Please note, you may be required to have your ID scanned at the front door. For more information, please click here.


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