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Getting soulful with Sofar Sounds artists Bare Jams

At The Collective, we know the wonderful ways music can create an experience and help people connect. That’s why we’re thrilled to partner with Sofar Sounds, in order to host intimate music gigs performed by London’s most talented musicians and artists – right here at home. Over the past year, Sofar Sounds has housed their secret gigs within our walls, bringing talent and togetherness to our members and Londoners that love music. We got to know Bare Jams, a group of guys with a soul sound that strummed and sang at our recent Sofar gig at The Collective Old Oak.

Music lover, analyst to our CEO Reza and part-time DJ Charlie Gayner couldn’t wait to chat tunes with Bare Jams:

Tell us about yourselves and the band. How would you describe your sound?

Bare Jams: Just a group of best mates having fun and making music… We would describe our sound as a soulful blend of reggae and dub, with an obvious poppy glaze. We try and tailor our songs for the wider audience.

Good vibes and bags of energy.

Why do you think Sofar Sounds is so effective in creating community? 

Sofar Sounds creates a community between music lovers. No smoke and mirrors, just ears and tunes… Everyone comes together for the same reason and there is this real family vibe in the room every time we’ve been to a session.

It’s the perfect way to bridge the gap between artists and their audience. We think its one of the best ways of finding up and coming talent!

If you could collaborate with any musician who would it be? 

Fat Freddy’s Drop, as they’re a band that we all collectively listen to and take influence from.

Also, working with a voice like Charlotte Dos Santos would be amazing, as I feel we could cross genres and create something magical.

What’s your favourite London venue? 

The Jazz Cafe, it’s a great little venue. Cosy with a great vibe.

Okay, desert island discs: you’ve got 1 track. Which would it be? 

One track between the whole band?! Wow that is tough.

Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues

Which upcoming bands should we be programming to play at The Collective? 

Up and coming artists to book could be HO – FU, Ash Walker, Yaz Ahmed and Kiwano.


Don’t miss the next Sofar Sounds gig this Saturday, 20 April in London. For your chance to win free tickets, enter our Instagram giveaway!