The power of playing sports: singer Kemani Anderson and saxophonist Callum Connell first met aged seven, while playing football in a suburb of Manchester. Years later they ran into each other again during music lessons at school. They seemed destined to make beautiful music together. In rehearsal rooms and small venues, the duo kept working on their sound into the small hours of the night. They also started to assemble other top musicians. This was the beginning of Secret Night Gang who made their debut last year with a self-titled album that already has a very mature sound. The warm mix of gospel, R&B, soul jazz, and more, appealed to fans and music critics alike, with a special mention for Anderson, who effortlessly switches from compelling soul ballads to sunny, up-tempo funk. He has already been compared with Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, and Stevie Wonder by the British podcast Jazz Revelations.