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Celestine

Celestine

Appearing on Sunday at 5pm on the Main Stage

 


 

Performing at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues (Royal Albert Hall – Cancer Research, Dominion Theatre, London – Royal Variety Performance and The Grosvenor House Hotel, London – Rainbow Trust Ball, Celestine has honed her craft as a musical performer and dancer supporting and gracing the same stages of some of the biggest names in music (Pee Wee Ellis, Millie Jackson, Mica Paris, Sade, Dame Shirley Bassey, Lionel Richie).

 

Her voice is so personal and unique; it cannot be compared to another artist both past and present. Live performances are full of musical conversation through intrepid improvisation and scatting solo’s. Tasteful melismatic and syllabic singing enables Celestine to cross musical genres with flair, conveying power and mysticism, showcasing integrity and unlocking the emotion of every song.

 

Appearing most recently on the acclaimed BBC1 show, The Voice UK 2014, Celestine wowed the judges/coaches and audience with her powerful vocals and dynamic stage presence leading to a coveted spot on Sir Tom Jones' Team.

 

With her debut album ‘Secret Side’ under her belt, 2013 brought progression and saw Celestine bring together some of the top musicians the UK has to offer, and combine the talents she is most passionate about into a new project, Celestine's Native Synergy. A unique project of original music compositions fusing Soul, Funk, Gospel, Jazz/Blues with Traditional African Rhythms/Songs, and accompanying dance pieces influenced by Traditional African Dance.

 

In 2013 Celestine also collaborated with Andy Compton (from The Rurals) to create the beautiful song 'Kiss From Above' for his 'Ubuntu' album.

 

Celestine again collaborated in the studio with Andy in 2014/2015, Recording vocals for the COMPTON 'Bristol Boogie' album, and Andy Compton's Sowetan Onesteps, Breaking into the South African market.

 

2016 will see new music and live performances brought to audiences that translate the true unique character and vibrancy of this project.

 

Imagine a mix of Nina Simone’s stage presence, Millie Jackson’s forthright humour, Marvin Gaye’s grace and smooth disposition and Angelique Kidjo’s effervescent dynamism; you’re close to defining the kind of performer Celestine is.  

 

Kiss From Above - Andy Compton feat. Celestine https://youtu.be/Dupb2C-O8Lc

I Belong - Andy Compton’s Sowetan Onesteps feat. Celestine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi-_juOOWgA

Sunshine Through The Rain - COMPTON feat. Celestine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUnGWCik18Y

True Love (Don’t Come Cheap) - COMPTON feat. Celestine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0LXljQUIgw

The Last Boogie - COMPTON feat. Celestine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckWV9qtgLb0

 

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