Singer (contralto)

Roslin Russell

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Singer (contralto)
Roslin Russell is a jazz, blues, soul and funk singer with a wide and rich vocal range - influences are diverse & open to any collaboration!

From a very young age Roslin developed her love for singing while performing in choirs and musicals at school - she also took up the piano, guitar and alto sax. Inspired by her dad's music collection and skiffle past (he played the washboard for Les Hobeaux at the 2i's Coffee Bar, birthplace of Rock'n Roll, in 1950s Soho London), her love of jazz started in her early teens, listening to Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Miles Davis among many others..... She regularly performs in Cambridge at the 12a Club and she's also performed at [email protected]'s, Clare Jazz, The Tram Depot, The Earl Of Beaconsfield (blues jams), Bar Baroosh, The Carpenter Arms, The Arts Picturehouse, CB2, Hot Numbers Coffee and the Relevant Record Cafe. Influences and music that she likes are quite diverse! Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Etta Jones, Etta James, Amy Winehouse..... Esbjorn Svensson Trio, The The Bad Plus, Cinematic Orchestra, Portico Quartet..... Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Gil Scott Heron, James Mason, Prince, Brand...... Gang Starr, Jamiroquai, Orgone, D'Angelo, Jose James, Richard Spavern, Esperanza Spalding, Eric Harland, Snarky Puppy, Robert Glasper, Kendrick Lamar .... Sonic Youth, Swervedriver, Slowdive, Cocteau Twins, Massive Attack, Orbital, Aphex Twin, Feist, Sia, Jeff Buckley, Portishead, Radiohead, Muse, Elastica, Bjork, PJ Harvey, Daughter, Alt-J, Rudimental, Hozier, Nick Mulvey.......the list goes on and on and on!!!!!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Pop, Funk, R&B, Soul
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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