Gretchen Parlato interview

Multi-award winning Jazz vocalist Gretchen Parlato has performed on some of the world’s most famous stages as a soloist and collaborating with jazz greats such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding. Since winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition in 2004 Parlato has established herself as one of the most inventive of […]

Rumer, on her own terms

Rumer’s sudden rise to fame is the stuff of music fairy tales. At the age of 30, and after years of struggling to make ends meet while pursuing a singing career, she was signed to a record label. Her debut album, Seasons of My Soul, was released in 2010 and sold more than a million copies. […]

Ramzi, fusion is king

Ramzi is a man of many talents and influences. Born in London and raised in Lagos and Lebanon, he is a multi-instrumentalist who sings, writes, performs and produces. A true a citizen of the world, Ramzi has performed in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. He’s shared the stage with Amy Winehouse, Flo Rida and […]

Rhythm is my life, Shlomo

Rhythm is my life, Shlomo

Shlomo is a world champion beatboxer who has won global acclaim and worked with some of the music industry’s biggest names. As well as performing at venues and festivals across the world, he has moved into composing, formed the Vocal Orchestra and started a charity which helps young people learn the art of beatboxing. He […]

Firing up, Frances

Name and location? Sophie Frances Cooke, London. Profession? Artist/singer and songwriter. First instrument? Violin (piano now). First song you penned? Unbreakable when I was 13. Age you realised you wanted to be an artist? 18, previously just wanted to be a songwriter. What did your parents say about that? Very encouraging, if a little nervous […]

India Martinez (Spain)

To start our new World Music segment, Laura Salesa interviews a successful young flamenco singer/songwriter who has reached new generations of music lovers from all backgrounds with her powerful yet sweet voice. India Martinez was only eleven years old when she started singing in flamenco groups around her native Andalusia under the alias “La Niña […]

Wendy Moten, The singer’s singer

Known for her powerful vocals and stylistic versatility, Grammy-nominated, Wendy Moten, is the “singer’s singer”. Her vocal range and professional credit list are equally as vast. When it comes to vocal style there does not seem to be a genre she cannot handle whether it’s gospel, blues, R&B, jazz, rock, pop, Latin or country. Her […]

Developing artist Dominic Dunn

Dominic Dunn’s punchy, exciting songs show maturity far beyond his years.  The 17 year old from Liverpool, UK is a hardworking musician whose extensive gigging has garnered interest from many. His recent successes include playing at the Liverpool Music Awards, Threshold, Liverpool Sound City and the London Paralympics. He has shared stages with Miles Hunt […]