Songbird Angela Ricci has more than paid her dues on the route to her commercial success. From well-received viral videos to performing with the likes of Gary Barlow, Kelis, Rita Ora and currently fronting The Brand New Heavies, Angela continues to display her musical prowess.
Her diverse influences, some of which include Nina Simone and Ray Charles, are reflected in her jazz and blues sound, still situated wholly in the 21st century. This, she says, is something she exudes aiming to position the nostalgic genres into today’s day and age by adding a fresh pop spin.
“Musically, I’ve found that some of the best songs are the least complicated,” she says of the inspiration behind her offerings. “I write about everyday emotions and situations that may sometimes appear to be light and playful, but I aim for them to still hold a deeper message and sentiment.”
Having graduated from Goldsmiths University with a Drama and Theatre Arts degree, and previously a student of the Conservatoire of Verona (Italy), Angela has since collaborated with producers and musicians from across Europe, and performed at renowned events and venues including Africa Fashion Week, London’s legendary Jazz Cafe, Brussels Jazz Marathon and the Jazz Club of Turin.
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