Soulful Emma-Louise - S.E.L.
2pm: Important Information about tonight's show - change of billing
We have received the news that SEL has had a minor car accident today - she is safe and well - but will not be able to sing for a few days due to bruising. She sends her deepest apologies and we will announce a new date for her very soon.
Stepping in to serve up the soul and groove at Hideaway tonight, we are delighted to welcome Bashiyra. This multi award winning, chart topping artist's blend of neo soul and jazz vibes is sure to keep things hot in Hideaway tonight, no matter what the weather is doing outside!
And Bashiyra's soul credentials are impeccable with releases on both the NuVybe Records and Expansions labels plus collaborations with Cool Million and providing backing vocals for Patti Labelle and Diana Ross... we're all set for a treat of a show! You can see a video here
S.E.L. - a lady with an unstoppable talent and the burning desire to take British soul music back to its roots, makes her Hideaway debut as she prepares to launch her new solo album.
“Enjoying the breathiness of S.E.L’s vocal… Loving the vibe! It’s necessary for all soul lovers… 'Necessary' sounds like Spring!” Jazzie B OBE
“Soulful Emma-Louise… an incredible voice” Jazz FM
“Phenomenal! Think Corrine Bailey Rae with sizzle” Media2Radio
In 2005 S.E.L began working with the UK’s very own living legend, Jazzie B and the movement that is Soul II Soul, and cites working alongside Jazzie B and the team as ‘an immense education’. From jazz, reggae and pop to classical, soul, RnB and blues, the list of artists S.E.L has worked with reads like a who’s who of world renowned international music: Alicia Keys, Omar, Debbie Harry, Caron Wheeler, Jocelyn Brown, George Nooks, Sanchez, Duncan James, Mica Paris, Carleen Anderson, Charlotte Kelly, Rose Windross, Kym Mazelle… the list goes on.
S.E.L emerged as a solo artist with the release of her acclaimed debut single 'Necessary' which received worldwide radio play and her follow up, 'Daydream', cemented her status.
Now working with producer DJ Spen, S.E.L's 2016 release 'Flowered Tears' quickly became a UK soul anthem, charting at number 2 in the Soul Charts as well as achieving "Track of the Week" status on BBC6 Music and MiSoul.
The collaboration with DJ Spen continues with a new EP released in November 2017 (featuring a stunning cover of Des'ree's 'You Gotta Be') and a new album due for release early 2018.