Genre: Blues / Pop / Soul
Location UK in the place :), Midlands, UK
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Last Login: 1/30/2012
Member Since 7/18/2007
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Bio.. .... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .... .... In the 21st Century, everything old is new again…especially to impressionable young ears rediscovering the joys of Sixties-style soul and R&B and updating those classic sounds for their own generation. One of the brightest new contenders on the scene is Fabienne Holloway, who at the tender age of 13 in 2005 wowed the judges at the Stafford Borough Council “Raw Talent” competition, coming away the winner and gaining valuable studio time. At the same time she started a whirlwind survey of classic soul and R&B icons, ranging from Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and Sarah Vaughn to more modern purveyors like Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and the Roots. Shortly thereafter she was signed to Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam and played some gigs in New York City, but she’s now a free agent again--one with valuable experience and stints in Miami and Los Angeles, working with some of the top names in the business in the effort to enhance her voice and turn her dreams into reality. “Music wasn't something I was born into, just something I luckily found--and now something which influences and revolves around everything I do,” says Fabienne. “A few hands-up haven't been given without a few knock-backs, but worth it? Hell, yes!”
InfluencesThe whole late 50s 60s soul movement with a fusion of what’s going on today... In no order Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Percy Sledge, James Brown, Janis Joplin, The supremes, Marvin Gaye, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett, Chaka Khan, Sugar Pie Desanto, Corrine Bailey Rae, India Aire, The Beach Boys, The Velvelettes, Slick Rick, De La Soul, Nas, Kanye (But dont worry Im not about to be rappin!) Nina Simone, Donny Hathaway, Beyonce, Lauryn Hill, John Legend, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Beverley Knight, The Roots.
Sounds LikeA throwback! And Fabienne Holloway of course.
6 Songs | Sep 21, 2008