Ever since, I was never really one to follow the crowd - not even a crowd of 4 older siblings. I grew up a creative loner, knitting by the pond at school lunchtime, by 6 years old designing futuristic cars in profile – stuff like that. Inspired by wonderment, simplicity, intricacy, grandeur. Saw Daddy traveling the world and decided I’d do it myself one day. Lucky for me I discovered a gift had been left under my pillow - a voice. I didn’t know it would be the voice not only of my music, but of my struggles, love, anger, pain, joy and dreams. Eventually when I started to reveal it, people got it. Usher got it: ‘I shed a tear – you moved me’ he told me after hearing me sing. Speechless. Turns out at the time I wasn’t great at articulating my feelings, so, God must have known when He chose my gift.
When the cross roads between music and fashion design came, guess what? Yeah Daddy, now I’m flying over the world too (wink ;D)Since then, so much has happened. Wow. I put the obstacles aside when on stage, cos it’s my podium, my spot. Be aware when I’m up there I may flip it like Yoda (Gemini, I is…) don’t be scurrred though, just join in! I love sharing my stories and melodies and energy. My desire is to connect with people and it’s a desire driven by the heart. And, my need for a stOoPid-heavy beat.
Other than that, I guess you might be interested to know that I’ve worked with Jennifer Lopez, Lisa Stansfield, Joy Denalane, Usher, Westlife, Sway, Tweet, Dwele, Bilal, Daniel and Natasha Bedingfield, Bugz In The Attic, Bryan Ferry, Infinite, DMX, Estelle, Angie Stone, Gabrielle, Grundy for Pop Idol, Carlsberg for Saatchi... etc, etc.
AND WE GRIND ON.