BIMM Institute Birmingham student SIPHO. performs on Later… with Jools Holland

18 October, 2021

We love seeing our students succeed and SIPHO. keeps doing just that. He’s recently signed with independent record label Dirty Hit Records and has now performed on Later… with Jools Holland. This feat is not readily achievable for even the most accomplished artists.

During the episode, Jools chatted to music legend Sir Elton John ahead of his new album The Lockdown Sessions, which sees him team up with the great and good of popular music, including Dua Lipa, Charlie Puth and Stevie Wonder. As well as disclosing his songwriting secrets and where he keeps his record collection, Elton also delves into the Later… archive to choose some of his favourite performances from the likes of Christine and the Queens to Glen Campbell.

SIPHO.’s Performance

There are always new performances from around the UK on the show. This week, it was a debut performance from Birmingham-raised, Zimbabwe-born SIPHO. He performed a track from his debut EP “And God Said…”, showcasing his self-described sound of ‘industrial soul’.

The multi-instrumentalist and multi-faceted musician is only 21 but has been making music since he was a child. His recently signing with Dirty Hit and subsequent album, AND GOD SAID…, has led to growing industry interest around SIPHO.

One of his highest streamed songs, BODIES, containing a recognisable flip of Monsta Boy’s garage banger ‘I’m Sorry’ has also garnered an amazing 100,000 on YouTube.

Watch the inspiring performance of ALMOST LOS from Later On Jools Holland below:


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