LaSharVu, Moving up front

Hanging out with LaSharVu is a giggle a minute from start to finish. Really. I find them kicking back in the canteen and generally messing around backstage having sound checked for their guest appearance with Robert Glasper that evening, alongside Laura Mvula, Corinne Bailey Rae and Omar MBE. I pull up a chair and sit […]

Artist FAQ with Jonnie Owen

Hello again! In this issue of iSing we are excited to introduce you to Jonnie Owen, the lead singer of minimalist electronica group Bloodflower. Bloodflower is a collaboration between Jonnie and his long-time friend and producer Tom Manning. The duo entered Monnow Valley Studios (Manic Street Preachers, Spiritualized, Portishead) to work on a few ideas […]

Haula singer/song writer

Born in Africa, raised in Oxford and now based in London, Haula is an emerging singer/songwriter with an expressive and powerful sound while exposing an arresting honesty and deep-seated vulnerability. With her African roots, classical piano training and myriad of disparate musical influences, the classically trained pianist is not your average artist. With a BA […]

Broadway Melodies

“BROADWAY MELODIES” I remember as a child, I used to sit and in awe as singers and actresses danced and pranced their way across the television screen, thinking, “ I want to do that!”! Heck, I still say that! In fact, on one Christmas Eve, in anticipation of our midnight “open-one-gift” tradition, my sister and […]

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey case study

UK based, vocal coach and self confessed vocal nerd, Chris Johnson, does a case study on the biggest selling female artist of all time, Mariah Carey.  If you were to Google “Billboard Hot 100 achievements” you would find Mariah Carey in categories such as: “Most Weeks at Number 1”, “Most Consecutive Number 1 Singles”, “Most […]

Jonas Rendbo -The godfather of Scandinavian Soul

Jonas Rendbo is a  Danish soul/RnB singer-songwriter and  multi-instrumentalist, whose  career  spans  over a  decade,  and  has led  him to  tour across  three continents. I messed  with the charismatic  performer’s schedule to  discuss his past, present, and future. SJR: When I discovered you, I was  intrigued – you were a white guy  making soul music in Scandinavia! […]