Johari isn’t short of competition being a Northern UK artist, yet with his latest EP, he’s created a sound that is incomparable to any of the iconic sounds that have come from these parts, as a Mancunian, that’s not something I say lightly.
Being a Blues-Rock Soul Artist, he has a lot to live up to in the instrumental department, yet he absolutely knocks it out of the park in the first track on his EP ‘The Losing Game’, the empyreal riff unravels to leave you in pure, undulated audio bliss. The up and coming artist takes his inspiration from artists such as John Mayer & The Eagles to create his own mesmerizingly notable sound with the help from an array of blinding talent from professional session musicians. Every note that makes up Johari’s EP is faultless, it’s got everything a Northern Soul aficionado could hope for and more, from soaring harmonies to stomach churning hooks that will leave you hooked on his sound.
Johari’s EP is now available to listen to on Spotify:
Review by Amelia Vandergast