Gregory Porter Announces ‘Still Rising’ for November 5

Still Rising is an exquisite selection box of musical delights. The first disc includes five brand-new tracks, two new arrangements and nine of Porter’s most loved global tracks. The second disc features breath-taking covers and duets, boasting songs with Paloma FaithMobyJamie Cullum, Jeff Goldblum, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. New song and first single from the album Dry Bones’, written & produced by Troy Miller is out now.

Of the collection, Porter says: “This is my music up until now, but it’s not a ‘Greatest Hits’. They often come at the end of someone’s career, and I still feel new and young in mine. I have much more to say. There is always something in an artist’s career that people don’t know about; I wanted to bring it to their attention. The album title echoes my last one, All Rise, because I am reiterating something evident in my music and the new songs here – this upward-looking optimism about life and love. It’s an unfinished story for me, both musically and personally. And I’m still learning how to do this. Still rising.”


Over the past decade, Gregory Porter has taken the world by storm, bringing contemporary Jazz to the masses. Collecting numerous accolades and acknowledgements, including two Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album. He is a well-loved favourite on TV shows such as Graham NortonJools HollandStrictly Come Dancing and was the first celebrity to sing on CBeebies Bedtime Stories!


In 2019 the singer launched and hosted his own podcast, ‘The Hang’, which has amassed two successful series to date and played host to a range of celebrity guests. Earlier this year, Porter released ‘The PorterHouse with Gregory Porter’ Presented by Citi, a six-episode cooking series in which the singer shares recipes inspired by his local community, culinary experiences on tour and his own family cooking traditions.


A seasoned performer, Porter has performed for The Queen on multiple occasions, singing Amazing Grace at the Royal Albert Hall, performing at the 70th Anniversary VE Day celebrations and the iconic Pyramid stage at Glastonbury. A global phenomenon, he consistently sells out venues worldwide. This year, after a long break due to the covid-19 pandemic, Gregory Porter is back in the UK with four performances across 3 dates at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall on 13th, 14th & 16th October 2021. Returning in May 2022 for a wider UK Tour. Further details below, tickets available here.

Gregory Porter’s ‘Still Rising’ will be released on Friday 5th November, pre-order here.


CD 1

01 – Hey Laura

02 – Liquid Spirit

03 – Revival

04 – Illusion

05 – 1960 What?

06 – L.O.V.E

07 – Holding On

08 – Concorde

09 – If Love Is Overrated

10 – I Will

11 – Real Good Hands

12 – My Babe

13 – Bad Girl Love

14 – No Love Dying

15 – Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?

16 – Dry Bones

17- Love Runs Deeper

18 – It’s Probably Me



01 – Natural Blues (with Moby & Amythyst Kiah)

02 – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (with Jamie Cullum)

03 – Raining in My Heart (with Buddy Holly)

04 – People Will Say We’re in Love (with Ella Fitzgerald)

05 – GrandMas’ Hands (with Ben L’Oncle Soul)

06 – Christmas Prayer (with Paloma Faith)

07 – Insanity (with Lalah Hathaway)

08 – Make Someone Happy (with Jeff Goldblum)

09 – Fly Me To The Moon (with Julie London)

10 – Satiated (with Dianne Reeves)

11 – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (with Renée Fleming)

12 – The Girl From Ipanema (with Nat King Cole)

13 – Water Under Bridges (with Laura Mvula)

14- Right Where you are (with Lizz Wright)

15 – Heart and Soul – (with Yo-Yo Ma & The Silkroad Ensemble, Lisa Fischer)

16 – Making Love (with Trijntje Oosterhuis)




LONDON                                    ROYAL ALBERT HALL                                                13TH, 14TH  , 16THOCT 2021 (2x)

LEEDS                                        FIRST DIRECT ARENA                                           

7TH MAY 2022

MANCHESTER                          AO ARENA                                                                   

8TH MAY 2022

BOURNEMOUTH                     INTERNATIONAL CENTRE                                           10TH MAY 2022

BIRMINGHAM                          RESORTS WORLD ARENA                                         11TH MAY 2022

CARDIFF                                  MOTORPOINT ARENA                                            

13TH MAY 2022

BRIGHTON                                THE BRIGHTON CENTRE                                        

14TH MAY 2022

GLASGOW                                SSE HYDRO                                                               

16TH MAY 2022


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