As a teen Qhairo had started writing songs of his own, inspired by the Reggae of his youth, the R&B from his brothers bootleg CD’s and the vocals of American musicians like Usher and Lauryn Hill. In his spare time he would spend afternoons and evenings at a youth club in Stratford called Urban Development where he learnt to write and record songs, first by penning vocals for local MCs and rappers. Eventually he progressed to songs of his own, some of which would win local competitions and were played on cult Pirate radio station Rinse FM.
In 2020 Qhairo released his debut EP titled '60FOOTNOIR' . The songs are a candid and angsty reflection of the confusion he felt growing up, a brutally honest insight into a man, now 27, looking into his blackness, his queerness and his wider identity.
Qhairo lays his truth bare. His music is a bristling listen, a cocktail of adolescent angst and longing that cannot be pinned to genre. It’s set Qhairo up for an exciting career.