J Vessel, at 22 years of age, is an award winning, musical artist from London. He became the youngest ever independent artist to be nominated for a MOBO Award in 2014. His debut album ‘Reflections’ peaked at #2 on the iTunes Christian Albums Chart. That is just a snapshot taken over a few years from the life of the inspirational musician and passionate Arsenal fan.
J Vessel, a Business Enterprise Graduate, has an artistry that is current and relevant to today’s world and consistently at the cutting edge of what will be the future for music. In creating output, he draws from personal experiences and observations he has made living in and around the gritty and fast-paced streets of London.
Courage and boldness not to follow the stereotypical trends of urban music today has led to many doors opening for J Vessel. This has allowed him to share his views on youth culture and society whilst retaining the essential ability to make excellent music. A talent that has been acknowledged not only by his growing legions of fans, but by national broadcast media stations such as BBC, Capital Xtra, Channel 4, TBN, Clash Magazine and Premier Christian Radio who are constantly airing his songs and his story. This has led to him being labelled “the future of urban music” by fans and artists alike.
He has worked with highly acclaimed artists such as Guvna B, Jake Isaac, Joey Vantes, LZ7, and works closely with producer Victizzle who has produced for the likes of Stormzy, Chip and Ms Banks. J Vessel’sstage presence is proven. In addition to performances at The O2 Academies in Islington and Sheffield, thousands in Africa and across Europe, have witnessed his performances along with full band and DJ. He has shared stages with the likes of Dave, Bonkaz, Andy Mineo, Tye Tribbett, Elevation Worship, Hillsong Young & Free and Tauren Wells.
Staying true to his name, Vessel hopes to be a voice of reason and of hope in a society often overwhelmed with the opposite. He wants to use his music to show young people that they too can use their gifts for good and help their communities strive. He aims to inform, inspire and equip young people all over the world to live out their God given purpose on earth and reach their full potential. In a world where most rap music promotes drugs, violence, sex and misogyny, J Vessel hopes to be a beacon of light.