This December The Shankly Hotel is set to launch their new 600 capacity Underground basement club, with the legendary ‘Godfather Of Grime’, Wiley heading to the venue.
Set to be one of the events of the year, Rakeem Abiru Presents Wiley offers party goers a unique opportunity to experience the new venue with a top headliner and the best local urban artists.
The iconic hotel is converting the basement of its underground carpark into a new industrial venue and the opening night is one for the diary indeed! From 7pm until late, Underground will be showcasing the best urban artists in the region alongside multi award winning grime pioneer, Wiley, and special guest SBK!
On the night, party-goers can be the first to experience Liverpool’s coolest new club whilst enjoying the very best local talent and a big hitting headliner! The enigmatic ‘Godfather Of Grime’ is both a controversial figure and a musical genius and comes to Liverpool for the first time in many years to put the new venue firmly on the map as one of the places to be in the city!
Event organiser Rakeem Abiru, one of Merseyside’s most talented urban artists, said:
“We’re really excited to be hosting the first ever event at this cool new basement venue! The Shankly is a renowned venue in the city so to be partnering with them and showcasing Underground is a real pleasure.”
He continued: “Our region has so many talented urban artists so it’s great to showcase them alongside a top headliner — it’s a nice mix of local talent and a top headliner. Wiley is an absolute legend of grime, a true pioneer, so to have him in Liverpool for this very special launch night is fantastic. It’ll be amazing!”
During the event, the audience can expect over 20 local urban artists — with UK rap, grime, afro beats and R n B artists, DJs and MCs on show — followed by a headlining set from the legendary Wiley plus special guest SBK. There’ll be a top sound system and lighting, with a full a full bar set up in the underground carpark.
Included in the line up is the multi-award winning duet, SORELLE — who have recently supported Kano. A collaboration between sisters Tabitha Jade (The Pop Princess Of Liverpool) and the super talented Eliza Mai, SORELLE (meaning Sister in Italian) have been lauded by the likes of BBC Introducing, Kiss FM, BBC1 Extra and Capital Radio.
SORELLE have established themselves as one of the most exciting prospects for MOBO in the City. Pre-covid, the sisters were both individually forging successful careers as soloists but during lock downs, they worked together for the first time creatively and out of that process SORELLE was born. With their love for RnB melodies and a groove, it’s easy to see why their live shows are so revered.
The Underground launch event is the first of many exciting events to be held in the basement of The Shankly Hotel’s carpark. Going forward, expect big events featuring top artists and DJs — from house and techno to urban and hip hop — adding to the hotel’s already vibrant offering of a restaurant, bar, roof terrace and events space.
Rakeem Lewis Abiru Presents Wiley is coming to The Shankly Hotel on Saturday 11th December 2021 from 7pm until late — featuring the region’s most talented urban artists and with Wiley and special gusts SBK headlining. Tickets are from £35 and can be purchased via Skiddle.
Rakeem Lewis Abiru Presents Wiley / Underground, The Shankly Hotel, 60 Victoria Street, Liverpool, L1 6JD / Sat 11th Dec, 7pm — late.