Lil Percussion Presents - Beloslava ft. The Floacist
A celebrity in her own country, Bulgarian jazz-pop female singer, Beloslava makes her debut at Hideaway with a stunning set of Jazz, Soul, Latin, Pop and more with a stellar support band.
Maestro Jivko Petroff (Piano & MD)
Nick Pini - Bass
Mussinghi Brian Edwards - Sax
Kevin Robinson - Trumpet
Laurie Lowe - Drums
Lili Ioncheva - Percussion
The Floacist - vocals
Beloslava grew up in an artistic environment developing a drift for constant challenges that lead her as far as Los Angeles, where she obtained a degree in advertising photography. Back in Bulgaria Beloslava soon convinced herself that the most precious thing for her is singing. Soon after she formed her own band Trip, combining life at the club scene with education at the Sofia Music Academy, where she specialized in pop and jazz vocals. Her soft warm voice and soul & jazz preferences became Beloslava’s trade mark. Her debut album Ulitzi was released in 2001. The lead song swiftly invaded Bulgaria’s music charts. Next came Mezhdu Dve Luni composed by Jivko Petrov that became the most played hit by Bulgarian radio stations for 2001. At the end of 2005 Beloslava released her second studio album – Slushai Me. Six years later released her third album Kogato Ima Zashto. Produced and composed by Jivko Petrov, the album was recorded in collaboration with Dimitar Semov, Antony Rikev WahTony and Kalin Velyov, trumpeter Ventsislav Blagoev, saxophonist Vassil Enchev and singers Elena Kokorska and Alexander Slavchev.
After the 2007 split of R&B duo Floetry, spoken word artist and whisper-voiced vocalist Natalie Stewart -- aka the Floacist -- made a handful of guest appearances on recordings by other musicians, including Brian Culbertson's XII. She signed as a solo artist to the Shanachie label, which released her debut album, Floetic Soul, in November 2010. Dominated by seductive ballads featuring Stewart’s trademark breathy whispers, she benefited from collaborations with Musiq Soulchild, Raheem DeVaughn, and Lalah Hathaway, along with production input from J.R. Hutson, Know-I, and Chris "Big Dog" Davis. It scraped the Billboard 200 with a debut at number 195 and reached the Top 20 of the R&B albums chart. Almost exactly two years later, she released Floetry Re:Birth for the same label. It topped out at number 51, R&B. Supported once again by Davis, among others, Stewart returned with Rise of the Phoenix Mermaid in March 2014.