American word-of-mouth sensations Nahko and Medicine For The People are returning to the UK in January with a five-date stint, including a hugely anticipated show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire.
The band played their first-ever UK shows this summer, including two jam-packed nights at Bush Hall in London. The demand was such that after the first show sold out in under an hour, the second show was added, which sold out shortly thereafter, alongside a third date in Manchester.
Nahko reflects, “When we made our debut in the UK in August, we were quite surprised by the amount of love and excitement that greeted us. To return, just months later, my gut tells me there are even more countries and communities that have been patiently waiting to receive our music. Whether discovered via social media or passed on by word of mouth, the movement for the Medicine Tribe grows faster than we can show up! So…here we come. Get ready for the vibe, tribe.”
With a fervent and passionate audience of devotees hanging on their every word, Nahko and Medicine For The People play the following shows in the UK & Europe.
January 20th – Brighton, Concorde II
January 21st – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
January 22nd – Manchester, Academy II
January 23rd – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
January 24th – Bristol, The Fleece
Nahko and Medicine For The People return to the US after these shows to record their brand new album, with Grammy Award winning producer Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Flogging Molly), due for a spring 2016 release via Side One Dummy.
Nahko and Medicine for the People already have a Top Ten hit to their name in both the Billboard Top Alternative Albums and Top Heatseekers charts. As well as garnering a rabid following across the globe, the band’s profile has also exploded online, amassing over 150,000 Facebook fans and millions of video views.
Nahko, an Oregon-born citizen in service to the planet, is descended from a mixture of Puerto Rican, Native American, and Filipino bloodlines. Disillusioned by the world around him and inspired by vagabond, Americana musicians and storytellers like Conor Oberst and Bob Dylan, Nahko left home as a teenager in search of adventure and self-discovery. Armed with stories, a guitar, and a fierce set of ideals, he set out to bridge the cultural gaps dividing his own psyche.
His self-branded ‘Real Talk Music’ is a tribal/folk take on rootsy American pop, serving as a beautiful and uplifting exercise in connecting the mind, body and soul. Lyrically exploring meditative, spiritual and political themes such as indigenous youth freedom, sustainability, healthy living and direct action, Nahko describes his music as a mix of hip‐hop and folk rock with a world message.