I grew up listening to soul, Motown, reggae and all that stuff. I used to be well into musical theatre and that’s what introduced me to jazz. Training in theatre got me listening to Cole Porter and Gershwin, songs that I recognised from singers like Ella and Billie. I gave up on the theatre thing when I realised that I was less interested in the dance routines and more interested in the Ray Charles tunes they were dancing to. That's when I started gigging and writing my own songs.
Since then I’ve released three EP’s, all have had airplay on BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing and local BBC Radio shows such as Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Kent, plus a tonne of online radio stations. And so far I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing people. My first EP 'The Girl' featured Dave Swift (Jools Holland R&B Orchestra) on bass and my second EP 'El Reco' featured some toasting from Neville Staple (The Specials). Now, my latest EP ‘Go Funk Yourself’ was produced by Mo Pleasure (Earth, Wind & Fire) and features John Waugh on saxophone (The 1975), which ain’t too bad for a Loughton girl.
I’ve been lucky enough to perform at some badass venues too, such as Cafe De Paris, Upstairs at Ronnie Scotts, Quaglinos, The Bulls Head - Barnes, The Dublin Castle, Half Moon Putney and a recent spot at my local Brentwood Festival. I’m always out and about in Essex and London, gigging regularly in Shoreditch and Soho. TV appearances include London Live and Vintage TV Christmas Sessions which was pretty cool.
Anyways that’s enough for now, self-promoting has never been my forté. Check out my stuff yourself and let me know what you think. Hope to catch you at a gig sometime soon x