Thursday, 3 September 2015

Sherry meets Gregory Porter backstage at V Festival - Newsbeat reports

Gregory Porter's backstage guide

 to V Festival

Gregory Porter on stage
Image captionGregory Porter appears on stage at V Festival (Photo courtesy of V Festival)
He's the man of the moment, featuring on the Disclosure track Holding On.
But before appearing on that single, he was already a well-liked figure in the jazz world, winning a Grammy in 2014 for his third album, Liquid Spirit.
Gregory Porter is no stranger to a festival - he appeared on the West Holts stage at Glastonbury this year.
However this is his first time at V Festival - and he's shared exclusively with Newsbeat, what it's like to be backstage.

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"I've had an amazing time performing and hanging out and meeting some great new people," he says.
"Another dope experience had in the UK."
Conor Maynard and Gregory Porter
Conor Maynard was telling an interviewer that he was a fan of Gregory - minutes later the pair bumped into each other.
Luke Thomas with Gregory Porter holding some food
Performing can be hungry work - luckily Masterchef star Luke Thomas is on hand to provide some much needed sustenance.
Duke Dumont and Gregory Porter
This is where all the artists have their dressing rooms. Behind Gregory and Duke Dumont you can see where Jessie J and Paloma Faith have been getting ready.
Ella Eyre and Gregory Porter
Both Ella Henderson and Gregory have a strong hat game. With her voice, Ella could be "Beyonce's sister," says Gregory.
Ellie Goulding and Gregory Porter
The rain hasn't stopped Ellie Goulding from enjoying V Festival. Earlier she tweeted a message to the crowds thanking them for being "so lovely and fun and smiley".
Sherry Davis and Gregory Porter
Soul singer Sherry Davis was pleased to meet Gregory.
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