— 18 Jun 2018 by Lauren Furey
This week the mighty CRnB lands at Boxpark Shoreditch for a night of pure RnB karaoke. To get the lowdown on this fun-filled event, we caught up with founder and BeatBox track spinner Nadia Jae.
Tell us who you are and what you do.
My name is Nadia Jae, I'm a DJ, RnB connoisseur and professional radio talker. I'm also one of the Boxpark Croydon DJ residents - oi, oi!
How did the idea for CRnB Karaoke come about?
We started with a few small live shows last year and they did really well, but we had no afterparty. We thought, why not have a fun free event so people who enjoy RnB can sing it, rather than just watch it be performed. We had our first one as our Christmas party and it was a hit so we thought we definitely have to do this again!
What can people expect from your event at Boxpark Shoreditch on 20 June?
Me not being able to stay behind the decks, ha-ha! No, but lots of singing, vibes, good music and an afterparty at The Curtain Hotel just around the corner!
What's your go-to karaoke classic?
Ooh, probably Ja Rule ft Ashanti - Always On Time. It's got melody and rap plus everyone knows that song word for word; ad-libs and all.
What does the rest of 2018 have in store for you?
More events! We have a CRnB live show soon, some festival bookings and I've got a few more things up my sleeve before this year is over; watch this space.
What was the last song you listened to?
I went to a gig last night and Migos were headlining so 'Walk It Like I Talk It' is stuck in my head!
CRnB kicks off from 8pm on Wednesday 20 June at Boxpark Shoreditch. You can follow Nadia Jae on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.