B4A set to release 12 track album summer of 2017
Beauty For Ashes are a UK gospel, neo-soul band pioneering a sound that is often neglected in UK music. Also known as B4A the outfit is lead by producer AKA and vocalist/songwriter April-Soul. Their music is all about deep groove and meaningful lyrics. Based in Newcatsle Upon Tyne, their style is giving new life to and old genre, Northern Soul. This is a new niche, Northern Neo-Soul. AKA & April-Soul have spent the last decade developing an original sound from their blend of chill-hop, gospel, soul-jazz.
Inspired and influenced by, J Dilla, Stevie Wonder, Zero7, E.S.T, Snarky Puppy, Corrine Bailey Ray, Kirk Franklin, Kwabs, Erykah Badu, Bonobo, Nao, Alicia Keys, Jarred Lawson, Bobby Mcferrin, Beady Belle, Robert Glasper, Lisa McClendon, and many more soulful artists. Defining the North’s Neo-Soul with their debut album. To get a flavour imagine Erykah Badu cut with E.S.T, Snarky Puppy, Dwayne Tryumf, and J-Dilla. The Scene, Newcastle upon Tyne’s famous Tyne Bridge. Guest DJ and master of ceremonies Jesus Christ.