Mpho is playing at Mercy Nightclub in Norwich on Sunday 12th July supporting Neyo.
MPHO is a British talent like no other. A genre-defying singer, songwriter and producer, she has enormous global crossover pop potential. Already a name to drop amongst people in the know, MPHO is set to be one of the most exciting names of 2009.
Her debut single on Parlophone/Wall of Sound, ‘Box N Locks’ is produced by acclaimed maestro, Switch. The track samples the legendary guitar hook from the Martha and the Muffins new wave hit, ‘Echo Beach’.
MPHO was born in apartheid South Africa and raised in a racially mixed family of musicians and political activists in Brixton. Her life story is as colourful as her music, but the overriding theme of both has been MPHO’s determination to find her own space, to define herself on her own terms.
So right from the release of her first single she’s wasting no time in blowing apart some of the stereotypes she’s found most restrictive. On ‘Box N Locks’ MPHO kicks against the boxes people put her in, and the locks they tried to use to keep the lid on her talent.