Don’t let her delicate voice trick you, Nadia Sheikh definitely knows how to rock out. On her way to make a mark on the British music scene, Nadia is one to watch.
The London based artist combines indie, rock and pop with folky and jazzy vocals creating a characteristic and unique sound that she showcases in her original songs. Quirky melodies and catchy choruses with incredibly insightful lyrics – not representative of your average 21 year-old.
With an impressive cultural background, the half British, half Spanish artist has the power to captivate you with her haunting voice. “Nadia’s voice sets the audience into motion, with exciting vocal riffs and impressive range that shows depth and maturity” – LIVAMP, 2015.
Since wowing a panel of judges formed by EMI representatives at Mad Sound Project only aged 14, Nadia has come a long way. Winning the public prize at this contest gave her the opportunity of recording some of her own songs with Grammy Award winning producer and engineer Nigel Walker (Paul Mccartney, Elton John, Jeff Beck, el Canto del Loco…) and encouraged her to continue writing and performing.
2013 saw the release of her debut EP “50 feet” again produced by Nigel Walker. The six original songs had a great welcoming from Spanish and British press and public, with blogs such as Backseat Mafia covering the release: “…there’s plenty to enjoy about her songwriting in 50 Feet, and her smokey vocal, which hints towards a folkier, indie-r Joss Stone, is lovely.”.
After a short trip to London in which Nadia immersed herself in the capital’s live music circuit, she fell in love with the city and decided to move to the capital. She has since performed in some of the city’s top venues such as the Borderline, Proud Camden, the Amersham Arms, the Bedford, Upstairs at the Garage, the Water Rats…as well as landing a slot to support the Dire Straits Experience, leadered by Chris White of the Dire Straits.
At the end of last year the songstress gathered a group of like-minded young musicians that regularly perform with her. They are drummer George Gardiner, bassist Rowan Davies and guitarist George Capon.
The past two years have seen a new project flourish in which Nadia has teamed up with producer Danny Schogger (Sam Brown, Paul Young…) and Linda Taylor (Chris Rea, the Art of Noise…) with whom she has been working on refining and developing her sound.
With the release of three new singles in the last six months, ’No.24’, ‘Redemption’ and now ‘Flip The Coin’, she is bound to make some noise. Make sure to keep an eye on Nadia, she’s coming to stay!
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