2018 album also available in CD
L.A. Salami (Lookman Adekunle Salami) is a singer/songwriter from London, England known for crafting magnetic blues-rock songs with a postmodern twist announces his second album ‘The City Of Bookmakers’, released through Sunday Best Recordings. A prolific writer, there have been two previous EPs and last year’s debut album ‘Dancing With Bad Grammar’, whilst also confirming a number of albums are already finished. The album’s lead track ‘Generation L(ost)’ highlights the album’s pervasive strands of social, political and human polemic.
His love for music began when he first heard Bob Dylan on the radio, subsequently leading him to explore more blues and folk music and inspiring him to write his own songs; unfortunately, however, he could not afford his own instrument and wasn't introduced to one until he was given a guitar for his 21st birthday. After three months of soul-searching, tapping into different creative avenues, and sleeping rough, Salami eventually had his first few songs written and set out to land some gigs. Success soon came knocking after relentless gigging, starting with a tour support slot for Lianne La Havas in 2012. He went on to release his second effort, the Prelude EP, in 2014, and spent the following year recording his debut full-length effort, ‘Dancing with Bad Grammar’, with prestigious producer Matt Ingram (Paloma Faith, Tom Odell) at the renowned Urchin Studios in London.
Recorded in Berlin with Robbie Moore, ‘The City Of Bookmakers’ presents Salami’s inimitable adeptness at painting an aural picture, one that is pertinent to the times - alluding to those in control, be it in London or further afield who are able to gamble wit