Estée Blu

Award: Do it Differently Fund

Year: 2019

Genre: R&B/Jazz

Location: London

Website: www.esteeblu.com

Hailing from Hendon in North-West London, Estée Blu first picked up the microphone at the age of six, as a member of the children's Gospel Choir at her church in Kilburn. Her musical vocabulary includes Jazz, Neo-Soul and RnB as a child of the nineties. Estée Blu's value system and lyrics, champion authenticity and imagination through Rhythm and Blues.

On 3 November 2017, Estée Blu presented her debut single 'All'. The Singer-songwriter teamed up with Berlin producer El Vincento and Anish Bhatt (MTA Records) to create a nostalgic sound that embraces her Jazz, Neo-soul and R&B influences. 

"Impossibly smooth R&B, peppered with tinkling Jazz pianos and Blu's indomitable personality"- Thomas Smith, NME
"This song is beautiful"- Julie Adenuga, Beats 1 Radio

Since supporting British modern country duo, Ward Thomas in December 2016, the songstress has since gone on to support the likes of iconic Senegalese dance-band, Orchestra Baobab at their sold out London show, as part of 'In The Round', and a spot on the 'Roundhouse Rising' line up in early 2017. In the summer, she also took over MAC Cosmetics' flagship store, in Carnaby Street for a Roundhouse live Session, followed by 'An Evening with Estée Blu', an intimate listening party and gig hosted at Thingy Studios. In December 2017 Estée Blu was awarded the first ever artist development fund from the MOBO awards and Help Musicians UK . 2018 kicked off with a feature on NME.com, as part of NME Emerging’s top pick of the week, comparing Blu to the likes of her contemporaries SZA and Solange. This was shortly followed by a live So Far Sounds session filmed across the iconic City Hall venue. She has since performed at NME’s Soho Music Month showcase , been playlisted on COLORS Berlin, shortlisted at AfroPunk’s battle of the bands and made the top 11 of the MOBO Unsung 2018 list. Estée Blu is now recording, co-producing and readying her first EP project, which displays some of most personal and experimental work to date.
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