Gregory Porter on tour: find out more about his inspirations
Boasting a rich baritone voice, California-born vocalist Gregory Porter gains his inspiration from the roots of African-American music. His phenomenal 2013 release, Liquid Spirit, won a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album and broke streaming listening records. His newest record, Take Me To The Alley, is in much the same vein as that earlier masterwork. Drawing on jazz, gospel and soul but also electronica, Porter’s work reveals his talent for transcending genres.
His poignant compositions echo the recordings of his idols: Nat King Cole, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, Melody Gardot, Jamie Cullum, Disclosure etc.