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Gidea Park rapper ‘humbled’ by opportunity to perform to thousands at Havering Show this weekend

PUBLISHED: 13:30 25 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:24 25 August 2017

Shaun Bales aka Absonetti, a singer and rapper, has attracted more than 5,000 views for his latest video on YouTube. Picture: Shaun Bales

Shaun Bales aka Absonetti, a singer and rapper, has attracted more than 5,000 views for his latest video on YouTube. Picture: Shaun Bales

Shaun Bales

An up and coming rapper is looking forward to taking the stage in front of thousands of Havering residents this week when he plays the Havering Show.

Shaun Bales, of Durham Avenue, Gidea Park – who goes by the name Absonetti – released his surprise hit All Of The Time in July, and is now preparing to take the show in Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch, by storm this weekend.

He said: “There are something like 50,000 people there across the two days, so it’s a really great chance and I’m really, really looking forward to it.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity.”

The 27-year-old will be taking to the event’s main stage at 12.50pm on Sunday, and he told the Recorder he felt incredibly grateful to have been considered as a potential act for the main stage.

He said:“It’s truly humbling to be given such a good opportunity to go out there and have people hear my music.

“It’s a really big show and as long as the weather is all right it will be a really good day – hopefully when I’m on stage people like what they hear.”

Absonetti’s debut mixtape, The A Wave, is available for free online at mediafire.com, and the music video for All Of The Time has racked up thousands of views on YouTube.

He added: “The feedback on the single’s been really good so far, it’s a bit of a summer anthem so it will be good to perform it on stage.”

And there are a number of other new experiences Absonetti will be enjoying in the run-up to his big performance on Sunday.

Anyone interested to learn more about him can hear him interviewed live on air on Time 107.5FM the day before.

“I’m on Time FM on Saturday to talk about the show and what I do, which is a nice surprise,” he told the Recorder.

“I didn’t know anything about it but the organisers of the show told me I had a chance to go on, talk about the single and preview some of the songs I’ll be playing on stage during the weekend, so I thought it would be fun.”

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