Sabatta is a rock group based in Elephant and Castle, South London led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Yinka Oyewole. Yinka calls Sabatta’s particular blend of rock, Grunge Soul – some have described the sound as something akin to a mix of classic acts Sly and the Family Stone and the Stooges. The music reflects not only Yinka’s mixed influences and environment but also Yinka’s diverse heritage and background. Yinka is the son of Nigerian immigrants, he was born in Barking, brought up in Romford, moved with his mother as a child to the north of Scotland and has been South London since his latter teen years when he began staying with his elder brother in Peckham.

Sabatta released the album ‘Middle Of The Night‘ October 2015. The first single from the album ‘Politician (I’m Not A)‘ was featured on BBC 6 Music, the BBC Introducing Mixtape and BBC London Radio.

Sabatta have toured in the UK, US and Europe and played alongside artists including Peter Doherty, Slaves to Gravity, Saul Williams, Zoe Kravitz, and Janelle Monae appearing festivals like the AfroPunk Festival in New York , USA and Les Printemps Des Nef in Nantes, France. In 2012 after critically acclaimed albums Emperor’s New Clothes and Sabatta, Yinka branched out with solo material: the ‘South London- Brooklyn‘ EP and then 2014’s solo album ‘Whirlwind Since The Day‘. In 2014 he returned to Sabatta with the ‘Know My Name‘ EP before the band returned with last year’s album Middle Of the Night mentioned above.

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Yinka has been acting since 2010 has appeared in Film, TV and hit music Videos with the likes of Kevin Bacon, Ashley Waters and James Arthur and is due to be seen in 2016 in the hard-hitting film ‘A Moving Image’ which tackles the thorny and current issue of gentrification. Yinka is also a broadcaster and episodes from his podcasts and radio shows (including his acclaimed Resonance 104.4FM show ‘Yinka and the ID’) can be heard on this site.


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