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BBC ASIAN NETWORK SECURES MUSIC FIRSTS FOR UNI TOUR ’07

RnB artist Jay Sean will exclusively perform songs from his new album 'My Own Way' (releasing in late 2007) on BBC Asian Network's Uni Tour '07.

After the success of the 2006 Uni Tour, Asian Network announces another ten date tour which will see its unique sound taken to Universities up and down the UK .

The tour kicks off Friday 28th September at University of Hertfordshire where Jay Sean will headline with support from H.Dhami and Mumzy, Swami and Asian Network DJs Bobby Friction, DJ Kayper and Sonny Ji who will play throughout the tour with appearances also from Panjabi Hit Squad.

Jay Sean had UK Chart success with his debut album, 'Me Against Myself' in 2004 as well as his singles like "Eyes on You" and "Stolen" which reached the Top 10. Jay Sean is also a big hit overseas in India where his first album sold over 2 million copies.

The Kings College date 25th October will see Jay Sean perform a special LIVE album preview.

The Tour will see exclusive plays of much anticipated new material from Raghav who has seen widespread international chart success with Top 10 hits like 'Can't Get Enough' and 'Angel Eyes' as well as female urban artist Hard Kaur who is returning with a new album later this year entitled 'Supawoman'.

Lyrical pioneers Swami will showcase new material including their hit single 'Hey Hey' which is getting major MySpace attention as well as heavy radio play. Their anticipated album 'Equalize' takes influences from North African and French hip-hop to the rap of the American East Coast.

Ones to watch this time around include British Asian Hip Hop acts Sona Family whose music is supported by Radio DJs Bobby Friction and Nihal, Bhangra artist Imran Khan and the Rishi Rich Showcase featuring H.Dhami and Mumzy.
Rishi Rich is a pioneering producer famous for his mix of bhangra, Bollywood and urban beats. He has produced albums on the British-Asian music scene and has also made a mark on the mainstream charts, producing and remixing hits for Madonna, Britney Spears, Mary J Blige and Craig David.

Uni Tour 07 takes in Hertfordshire, Leeds, Middlesex, Surrey, Manchester, London, Leicester, Warwick, Kent and Sheffield. Full details of artists appearing is shown below.

Mark Strippel, BBC Asian Network Head of Music said:
"Asian Network is proud to really support and nurture the British-Asian music scene. Asian Network is where you'll find the hottest DJs and artists and new British Asian material – first.

That's why artists choose to work with us exclusively. We’re especially excited to have the first exclusive access to Jay Sean’s new album".

Bobby Friction, Asian Network's flagship specialist DJ said:
"I'm so revved about the Uni Tour because it's grown substantially this year and we're covering length breadth of UK.

The tour musically is going to be Asian beats heaven, with a mix from the established order dropping exclusives and performing with us, PLUS what's really got me hot under the collar is the new generation of acts who'll be using this tour to break through. British Universities are actually on the cutting edge when it comes to live Asian music and creativity."

TOUR DATES:

UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE, College Lane, Hatfield – LIVE BROADCAST FRICTION & ADIL RAY
Friday 28th Sept
Bobby Friction
DJ Kayper
Sonny Ji
Jay Sean
Rishi Rich presents H.Dhami and Mumzy
Swami
uhsu.herts.ac.uk

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, Lifton Place , Off University Road , Leeds
Tuesday 9th Oct
DJ Kayper
Sonny Ji
Tigerstyle
Sona Family
Surinder Rattan
luuonline.com

MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY UNION, Hendon Bar, London – LIVE BROADCAST FRICTION & ADIL RAY
Friday 12th Oct
Bobby Friction
DJ Kayper
Panjabi Hit Squad
Raghav
Sona Family
Rishi Rich presents H.Dhami & Mumzy
Tru Skool
musu.mdx.ac.uk

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY SU, Union House, Guildford
Thursday 18th Oct
Panjabi Hit Squad
Sonny Ji
Hard Kaur
Sona Family
Rishi Rich presents H.Dhami & Mumzy
ussu.co.uk

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY, Oxford Rd, Manchester
Monday 22nd Oct
DJ Kayper
Sonny Ji
Jay Sean
Rishi Rich presents H.Dhami & Mumzy
Imran Khan
www.mmunion.co.uk

KINGS COLLEGE, MacAdam Building , Surrey Street , London

LIVE BROADCAST FRICTION & NIHAL
Thursday 25th Oct
Bobby Friction
DJ Kayper
Sonny Ji
Jay Sean
Rishi Rich presents H.Dhami & Mumzy
Tigerstyle
The Kalyan
kclsu.org

DE MONTFORT, Newark Close , Leicester
Monday 29th Oct
Panjabi Hit Squad
DJ Kayper
Sonny Ji
Juggy D
Sona Family
Rishi Rich presents H.Dhami & Mumzy
Imran Khan
mydsu.com

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK Gibbet Hill Road , Coventry
Friday 2nd Nov
Bobby Friction
DJ Kayper
Sonny Ji
Jay Sean
Tru Skool
sunion.warwick.ac.uk

KENT Mandela Building , Canterbury
Monday 5th Nov
Panjabi Hit Squad
DJ Kayper
Sona Family
H.Dhami & Mumzy
kentunion.co.uk

UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD SU, Western Bank , Sheffield
Wednesday 7th Nov
Bobby Friction
Sonny Ji
Jay Sean
Hard Kaur
shef.ac.uk/union