Little wonder they won last year’s Mercury Prize: Ezra Collective’s raw energy and joy — not to mention bassist TJ Koleoso’s two-step — are an irresistible proposition. The five musicians met as teens on south London’s music education programme Tomorrow’s Warriors, a name that proved prophetic when they won the 2023 Mercury for their jazz and Afrobeat-inspired second album, Where I’m Meant To Be. On stage, they’re life-affirming: it’s clear exactly where we’re meant to be when they perform.

Country: UK