Kano took over Newham Leisure Centre for his #WrayResidency


Having already shut down Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool and off the back of a performance at the Royal Albert Hall, Kano returned to his hometown of Newham for a special performance.


Backed by Jamaican rum company Wray & Nephew, Newham Leisure centre was transformed into an intimate venue capping at 400 people. The evening was their first of their Wray Residency series of the year and what a evening it was. With everyone merry on rum cocktails, Kano took to the stage to perform tracks from his latest album 'Hoodies All Summer', with the odd track from 'Made In The Manor' thrown in for good measure. A classic which has never been performed before also mad the set list, 'Layer Cake'.


Backed with a full band and live choir, special guests D Double E and Ghetts joined KA on stage for a rendition of 'Class of Deja', much to the delight of the fans.

Whilst playing to thousands must be great, this small, but personal gig had a different feel. As if it meant more to Kano. The Newham artist mentioned briefly about doing PE in the same hall back in his school days. It was a reflective time, something the fans inside will have embedded in their minds for a long time to come too.

Don't forget to stream/download 'Hoodies All Summer' here, plus check out Kano talking about the evening beforehand in an interview with SK Vibemaker for Rinse FM below.