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Thursday, July 31, 2008

New On The Music Scene: Bridgette Amofah



Bridgette Amofah, is one of the most exciting and original new artists to emerge in the music scene today. Influenced and inspired by such diverse names such as Minnie Ripperton, Feist, The Beatles and Burt Bacharach, you can hear the elements of folk, indie, soul and pop weave in and out of her unique songwriting and stand out voice.

Following her completion of a degree in music, the last couple of years has seen Bridgette touring, performing and writing with with Oi Va Voi. This has taken her across the globe from New York to Moscow, playing to audiences of 20,000 people, rocking sell-out shows at The Scala and Camden’s KOKO, as well as key radio performances on Jonathan Ross’s BBC Radio 2 show and Jon Kennedy (XFM) to name a few.


2007 saw Bridgette working with the legendary French artist Sebastien Tellier, cult indie band The Earlies and in demand producer Dan Carey. She also features on two tracks from the Part Time Heroes debut album released mid 2008. In the meanwhile she has been playing venues across London and the UK with her own band and not one to rest at this point she is also currently appearing in the critically acclaimed show ‘Masque Of The Red Death’.

Her style and demeanor is elegant yet grounded in the daily grind, dry as a sloe gin; a quintessential British eccentric. She was recently featured in The Times as a voice to listen out for in 2008, as Times journalist Phoebe Greenwood described her... “she somehow manages to marry Bill Withers with Dido and sounds great”. This year sees a big turning point in her career, writing her debut solo album, and releasing her first single. Learn more about Bridgette at www.myspace.com/bridgettesmusic

(Photo Credits: Lola 'The Magnificent' Peach)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love Love Love Bridgette! She is my favourite live performer and her songs are so inspiring. Love Her!

naijabella said...

I LOVE THIS GIRL!!! Her style, her swagger, oh my goodness, I could go on and on. MIMI, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE INTERVIEW HER.