Diplomats of Sound is a creative & independent booking agency, driven by a desire to push the boundaries of new music and trusted to provide music with passion & integrity. We work on interesting and unique musical projects with bespoke strategies & solutions covering artist representation, event production, event programming and talent buying.
We are honoured to be working exclusively in Europe with four times Grammy Nominated Freddy Cole. With his warm, velvety sound, singer and pianist Freddy Cole has earned a reputation as an urbane performer whose music is the epitome of straight-ahead jazz and R&B. Initially breaking through with his 1953 hit “Whispering Grass,” Cole drew … Continue reading Freddy Cole
Sista Nancy is known to the world as the first female dancehall DJ and was described as being a “dominating female voice for over two decades” on the dancehall scene. Sista Nancy’s 1982 hit Bam Bam is arguably the most sampled and remixed Reggae track of all time and celebrated it’s 35th anniversary in 2017. Sista Nancy has … Continue reading Sister Nancy
Buena Vista Social Club™ Diva celebrates her music and life with a very special worldwide tour which will include some exceptional invited guests. The great Cuban diva and artistic ambassador of her country wants to celebrate with a grand fiesta which represents the impressive sweep of her award winning career – on every stop meeting … Continue reading Omara Portuondo
An “understated, compelling testament to the power and dexterity of the human voice.” -Pitchfork, May 2018 Madison McFerrin is a singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY. In December 2016, her solo debut EP, Finding Foundations: Vol. I, introduced her soulful take on a cappella to the world. Critics and crowds quickly took note. Leading up to … Continue reading Madison McFerrin
Sometimes in improvised music there can be a distance between listener and players, a sense you’re sitting back and admiring their interplay and abstraction – but with Szun Waves’ second album, you’re right in there with them, inside the playing, experiencing the absolute joy the three musicians feel as they circle around each other, exploring … Continue reading Szun Waves
Conservatoire Folk Ensemble
The UK’s biggest folk band, The Conservatoire Folk Ensemble, are back for their now legendary annual tour. “Truly the most joyous noise I have ever heard and re-affirming my faith in the potential of the human race.” Jon Bens The band’s touring line-up features a stage-challenging 50 members. Among them are 15 horns, four cellos, … Continue reading Conservatoire Folk Ensemble
“This Generation Rules the nation with version” The year was 1982 and with these triumphant words, five school kids from Birmingham named Dennis, Michael, Kelvin, Patrick and Junior launched themselves on an unsuspecting public and into pop and reggae history as ‘Pass the Dutchie’ surged to number 1 in the UK within two weeks of … Continue reading Musical Youth
THE UNMASTER Entirely self-produced, part-recorded at pioneering culture hub the Total Refreshment Centre (Jazz Re:freshed, We Out Here) and steeped in the vibrant London experimental music scene in which Dizraeli moves, The Unmaster was mixed by Dilip Harris (King Krule, Mount Kimbie) and features heavy synth work from Danalogue (The Comet Is Coming) as well as … Continue reading Dizraeli
‘Kadija Kamara has soul’ ~ CLASH “a funkier version of St. Vincent or a younger version of Lenny Kravitz” ~ The Revue Based in London, Kadija Kamara is a singer songwriter who best describes her sound as ‘Alt Soul’. With a love of 60’s and 70’s analogue sounds, Kadija combines her affinity for retro soul … Continue reading Kadija Kamara
Spiritual jazz is a tradition that’s leaden with its own traditions, histories and stories. Maisha carve out out their own style through that weight of expectation: they take stock of that history, channelling the greats like Pharoah Sanders, while filtering their own influences – which range from jazz to Afrobeat – through every part of … Continue reading Maisha
LayFullstop is a female hip hop / soul artist from Manchester, by way of Birmingham. Now seen as one of Manchester’s own, Lay now sits comfortably alongside well-established acts like ‘Children Of Zeus’ and ‘The Mouse Outfit’. After the release of her mixtape ‘Colour Reaction’, LayFullstop also featured on the Children Of Zeus album ‘Travel … Continue reading LayFullStop
Jurassic 5’s Soup Presents: Fullee Love Collective
Hip-hop legend Soup from Jurassic 5 aka Fullee Love is a gold selling artist. Now with his own full live band (Fullee Love Collective) he’s bringing an edgier soul-funk hip-hop sound. Performing his own original soul-funk, R&B focussed songs with an injection of hip-hop, along with performing Jurassic 5’s favourite hit tracks (including What’s Golden, … Continue reading Jurassic 5’s Soup Presents: Fullee Love Collective
Amy True is a member of the People’s Army Movement and formerly of Caxton Press during their zenith, she has also collaborated with the likes of Akala, Benjamin Zephaniah and the Revolutionary Minds, Natty, Shabaka Hutchings and Nubya Garcia to name a few. Now with her own band in support, Amy True is ready to … Continue reading Amy True
Theon Cross is a London based Tuba player and composer and is one of the key components of the city’s thriving young jazz scene. He has made a name for himself for providing his own unique brand of swaggering Tuba Bass in jazz and various other styles of music. Most significantly in the award winning four-piece Sons … Continue reading Theon Cross
Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu
Afrik Bawantu is a 10-piece orchestra producing African rhythm-driven, dance inducing fusion with traditional roots, formed by Ghanaian vocalist and djembe drummer Afla Sackey. Afrik Bawantu’s original compositions blend highlife from West African percussion and more funk,rock genres, enhancing the cross-cultural collaboration. The uplifting rhythm section in harmony with roaring brass accompanied by high-powered bass … Continue reading Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu
Time for T.
TIME FOR T began carving their unique sound in the musical centrifuge that is Brighton, southern England in 2013. However, Brighton was just the meeting point for a band comprised of many different nationalities and musical influences. Portuguese, English, Spanish and Swiss natives all come together within this group, a defining factor of why their … Continue reading Time for T.