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Waliyah
CONTACT

SEEKING

Background Singer, Piano, Keyboard, Violin, Other Percussion, Drums, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar.

ABOUT

Singer songwriter in my mid 20s. Dedicated to improving my craft and
musicianshop by jamming and working with as many musicians as possible.
I don't have to make it big, i'm passionate about music, however i am ambitious
and if being trying to be succesful means being able to work on music full time then cool!
If you mixed Jill Scott with Sade and India Arie and added a little Beyonce glamour
and commercial R&B vibe with Lady Gaga's poptastic appeal, you'd get the right idea.
I also cover soul and jazz classics. I want to grow and develop and work with musicians
on an adhoc basis at first and if possible as a regular band or for paid session work or
for psecific gigs. I have industry contacts so can hopefully get good oppurtunities.

Screen name:
waliyah
Member since:
Mar 09 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
1
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Age:
36 years

Influences

Stevie Wonder, Prince, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Alicia keys, janet jackson, Bob Dylan, Carole king, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, Etta James, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Billie Holliday, Edith Piaff, Ophra Haza, Sade, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Kate bush, Queen, The Beatles, Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion, Donna Summer, Bob Marley, Miriam Makeba, Zap Mama, Angelique Kidjo, The Bee gees, Fleetwood Mac, Simon and Garfunkel, Minnie Ripperton, Cranberries, muse, Jeff Buckley, Norah Jones, Diana krill, U2, Coldplay, Josephine Baker, Mariah, Whitney, Janet Jackson, Tracey Chapman, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Depeche Mode, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Donny Hathaway, Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan, all artists on Motown ( Diana Ross, the Supremes, The Shirelles, Martha and the Vandellas, The Jackson 5 etc), Stax, Chess and Decca records. Amy Winehouse, Adele, Lauryn Hill, Norah Jones, Erykah Badu, Jazmine Sullivan, Amel Larrieux, Goapele, Jill Scott, India Arie, Bats for Lashes, Florence and the Machine, La Roux, Natasha Bedingfield, Keri hyson, Angie Stone, Corrine Bailey Rae, Jennifer Hudson, Bic Runga, Thea Gilmore, most hip-hop,soft rock, Indie. Travis, Snow Patrol, Kings of Leon,the killers, the yeah yeah yeahs, Aaliyah (RIP), Brandy, Monica, Lady Gaga,Beyonce.

Producers are equally important, I'm a fan of lots of people from Quincy Jones, Jimmy Iovine, Brian Eno down to Timbaland , Danja, Greg Kurstin, Mark Ronson and Polow da don, will mention those at a later time.

Members Of Band

Waliyah and also Producers, Session singers that alternate.

EQUIPMENT

Rehearsal rooms, and songs written and recorded already by Waliyah