Sun-drenched music for the soul.

Me and My Friends play soulful, poignant music with a beat: a unique blend of Afrobeat grooves with deliciously rich harmonies, languidly graceful cello and playfully funky clarinet, all tied together by the hauntingly elegant voice of singer and guitarist Nick Rasle.

Over the past decade Me and My Friends have toured across Europe, gaining support from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Cerys Matthews, FiP, Soundway Records and Quantic. Their whirlwind live shows are dedicated to creating the warmth and connection that all humans crave, with a penchant for tearing up their own tracks with explosive dynamism and spontaneity.

New album Before I Saw The Sea represents an audacious development in the band’s signature sound. Intimate and reflective, it is an immersive set of nighttime meditations conceived during lockdown, its laidback grooves combining bittersweet nostalgia with hypnotic rhythmic interplay. This is a record made to accompany journeys when none could be made, as we awaited the parting of the stormy clouds.

Dates & Times

Last session: Fri 24 Mar 2023 at 8:30 PM - This event has now passed
The Box @ The Met
£16 (inc fees)

Unallocated seating.

Covid Safety at The Met

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Reviews

“A sublime fusion that combines pastoral dreaminess with the heat of highlife and Afrobeat sounds”

Songlines

“Such interesting influences… beautiful”

Cerys Matthews, 6Music

“They’ve got joy written through them, like a stick of Blackpool rock!”

Alex Lester, BBC Radio 2.

“A life-affirming sound”

Loose Ends, BBC Radio 4.

“An amazing live show!”

Will Holland (Quantic).

Me and My Friends

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