The next British Invasion has arrived with unique Jazz-Pop Singer/Songwriter Lucinda Belle. After several years of wooing the United Kingdom, releasing her first album with Island Records she is now coming to the USA to launch her second album and collaborate with the musical community here. Bringing the elegance of old school classic Hollywood with smoky jazz-noir rhythms ala Amy Winehouse meets Peggy Lee but with a modern and upbeat twist, Jazz Harp! .
Considered a child prodigy at the harp, it was expected that Lucinda would continue on to have a successful career in classical music. Instead, she absorbed influences from countless types of music, from classical to jazz, pop to hip hop, blues to reggae, and created a sound that is entirely her own. She was running a successful laundry business in London when Decca Records first approached her with a record deal. Belle sold the laundry, and chased her dream. That dream has recently brought her to the shores of California and in October Lucinda released her EP entitled Urban Lullabies, a collection of covers featuring re-imaginings of classics by Nirvana, T.I., John Mayer and Paolo Nutini.
Lucinda's music will transport you to a seductive and anachronistic world where jazz, soul, gypsy jazz, blues, and reggae meld together creating her unique eclectic sound.
Lucinda has worked with a myriad of iconic musicians throughout her career. A select cross-section of her studio and stage collaborations include Annie Lennox, The Pet Shop Boys, Robbie Williams, Natalie Cole, Rufus Wainwright, Yes, Seal, Grace Jones, and Jamiroquai. Other collaborations with producers include Raphael Saadiq, Mark Batson (Beyoncé), The Bullits featuring Jay Electronica, Jay Z, and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Her energy and skill as an entertainer has earned her awards which include an Oscar nomination in 2015 for Best Song with "Going Nowhere" in the film For No Good Reason (Johnny Depp). She also landed a role performing as 'Dixie Darling' with the Punch Drunk Theatre Company in their world-renowned immersion play The Drowned Man, as well as making cameo appearances in the New York production of Sleep No More.
Lucinda is one of those timeless rebels, unafraid to challenge the boundaries of what is possible; unashamedly paving the way through her artistry with an authentic connection to all she does. Her music and is truly like no one else you've ever seen or heard.
In the coming year, Lucinda will be releasing her album Think Big : Like Me which reaffirms her unique perspective of what can be done with the harp. She is also working on new collaborations (surprises) to be released later in the year... and is sharing more of her story and approach by giving Keynotes.