R & She is the most hotly attended roadblock R&B and hip-hop party London has to offer. The gays (and girls) are Crazy In Love with it!
Sing-along R&B and hip-hop hits from your favourite divas, mixing the newest bangers from Rihanna and Beyonce with the golden sounds of Toni Braxton, TLC and Aaliyah. Time Out agrees, having continually placed R & She at the top of their recommended nights out. R & She was born out of a shared love for the genre by DJs Neil Prince, David Oh and QBoy, a love that is more than reciprocated by the party’s ever growing fanbase.
The last 5 years have been incredibly successful for R & She, from supporting none other than 90’s R&B legends 'En Vogue' at The Mighty Hoop-La Festival 2016, to hosting the best and busiest room at London’s Winter Pride. For the 4th birthday, R & She welcomed UK R&B girl group ‘M.O’ to play a special guest DJ set to an ecstatic crowd. It was a case Destiny Fullfilled for the 5th birthday celebrations, when R & She packed out London's super club, Heaven to capacity.
R & She’s popularity has also spread to Berlin, immediately establishing itself as a Very Necessary fixture of the local nightlife scene. Taking place at Kreuzberg’s ‘St Georg’, R & She regularly collaborate with hot Berlin DJ talent, including queer hip-hop party, 'Berries'.
R & She additionally host free summer terrace parties each year at Old Street’s ‘The Magic Roundabout’, filling the outdoor venue from AM to PM with a mega-karaoke crowd of R & She lovers.
The R & She team are no strangers to the festival circuit, playing much talked about sets at Glastonbury Festival (Block9), The Secret Garden Party, and Summer Rites, not to mention a roof raising set on the Southbank for BFI Flare.
R & She is a firm club and festival favourite enjoyed by a loyal crowd who know how to Get Ur Freak On and Boogie 2Nite - No Scrubs, just Hot Boyz and Hollaback Girls that Dip It Low, All Night Long!
R & She is the brainchild of Neil Prince, a London based DJ with a biblical knowledge of pop. Alongside David Oh, he is one of the key promoters and DJs at London's poptastic party ‘Songs Of Praise’. His love of old school R&B led to the creation of R & She, alongside David Oh and fellow DJ/performer QBoy.
Neil's residencies also include ‘Camp Attack!’ at Heaven, 'Blocheads' at East Bloc, ‘PUMP' at Dalston Superstore, 'The Grand' in Clapham, and 'The Prince Farah Show' at Magic Roundabout. Throw into the mix guest slots at Love International Festival, Guilty Pleasures and Ace Hotel Shoreditch. Current corporate clients include Sony PlayStation, TalkTalk, ITV, Heals, and National Portrait Gallery.
QBoy was the UK’s first queer hip-hop artist and has become synonymous with all things ‘gay rap’ since his 2004 debut CD ‘Even The Women Like Him’. Before that he was one of the promoters and DJs behind the UK’s first gay hip-hop party ‘Pac-Man’ in Brighton then London and was the editor of revolutionary site gayhiphop.com. Featured in every bit of cool media possible, QBoy toured the globe, supported Boy George & Lily Allen LIVE and launched and ran Europe’s first ever LGBT hip-hop festival ‘PeaceOUT UK’.
In 2007 he presented he powerful Channel 4 documentary ‘Coming Out To Class’ highlighting homophobia & LGBT bullying in schools. He also produced a documentary for BBC 1Xtra about iconic queens of rap, Salt-N-Pepa – and has worked with R & She favourites Princess Superstar, Queen Pen, Terri Walker, and interviewed EVE, Blu Cantrell, Nicole Wray & Mica Paris and was the official DJ picked by Queerty & American Pavilion for their renowned Cannes Film Festival party. QBoy’s obsession with female rappers and R&B artists more than qualifies him for the task of being part of team ‘R & She’. Presently he is a resident DJ at Heaven’s G-A-Y R&B room every Friday and his most recent music release was his new 5 video visual E.P. ‘QING’ which includes ‘DragOn’, 'Pop Muzik' and ‘Show Me Your Deck’.
David Oh is a successful promoter and DJ, promoting the East London parties ‘Songs of Praise’ at East Bloc, and ‘Another Night’ and ‘R & She’. As well as DJing at all his nights, he has also guested at various legendary club nights such as ‘Dirtbox’, ‘Popstarz’, ‘Dish’, ‘Hot Boy Dancing Spot’, ‘Dick and Fanny’ amongst others, and has also brought his DJ skills to various music industry launch parties and festivals.
His day job sees him work as a senior creative at Ninja Tune prior to that, BMG Chrysalis and
Universal, overseeing all creative pitching and working closely with the advertising industry for their music needs. He has worked across every media on global campaigns including Nokia and Samsung and pitching and licensing music into numerous computer games such as ‘Little Big Planet’, ‘Grand Theft Auto’, ‘Formula 1’, and ‘SingStar’.