Episode 01

An Evening With Rueben James

An Evening with Reuben James is the first episode in the ‘We Are Listening’ series that celebrates
and explains Nordoff Robbins core values.

The improvisation and flow of Reubens performance encompasses the celebration of sounds, uniting
everything and everyone in the room. Not bound by structure, the freedom aligns with the structure
of music therapy sessions. In this case, a real showing of profound beauty.

One of the industry’s most hotly tipped singers and songwriters to watch, Rueben James, performed
with a spectacular 10-piece jazz band and some very special guests, livestreamed from Lafayette in
London on 22 April.

One of his special guests was Nego True. Nego True is fast becoming one of the UK’s most respected
and highly sought-after poets, bringing to light various issues and emotions we aren’t ‘allowed to
talk about’. Check out Nego’s ‘We Are Listening’ poem below.

About Rueben James

Fast-emerging British singer, songwriter and pianist Reuben James’ virtuoso jazz techniques and soulful voice have led him to be widely regarded as one of the most exciting and creatively assured artists to have emerged in recent years. Best known for his ongoing collaborations with Sam Smith, James has written for and performed with an array of international star acts including the likes of Joni Mitchell, John Legend, Little Mix and Disclosure amongst many others.