Camera Soul (ITL) - Gwendolyn Collins (USA) - Kenya (USA) - Arthur Miles (USA / ITL)
& Kendall Duffie (USA)
The Soulfully Yours UK Tour featured Chicago’s Queen of NuJazz KENYA, along with the New Jersey Nu Soul of GWENDOLYN COLLINS. Both artists have recently enjoyed number one selling albums in the UK.
Accompanying Kenya was song writing partner, producer and co-performer Kendall Duffie, who along with his brother Kelvis form the talented R&B/Soul Duo Kloud9 (Nashville, USA). The brothers are due to release their new album in 2018.
From Europe Soulfully Yours 2017 was joined by Italy’s number one jazz & funk outfit, CAMERA SOUL led by brothers and veteran composers & arrangers Piero and Pippo Lombardo, and as if that wasn’t enough, the BlueBoy ARTHUR MILES, legendary blues singer captivated UK audiences with his nod towards retro soul!
With the addition of the classy Camera Soul rhythm section, this ensemble of international independent Soul artists created a pot of musical collaborations that delivered on a high class journey across the soul genres, that is ‘Soulfully Yours’.
Camera Soul (ITALY)
Camera Soul are Italy’s premier exponents of jazz & funk and visit the UK for the first time following the recent release of their fourth album ‘Connections’
Led by brothers Piero and Pippo Lombardo, themselves veteran composers & arrangers, Camera Soul is a creative, self contained and powerful jazz-funk ensemble, inspired and influenced by soul, R&B, and jazz-fusion artists. They feature a world-class line up of live performance musicians, fronted by the smoky blues tinged, soulful voice of lead vocalist, Maria Enrica Lotesoriere.
They have released four albums to critical acclaim with a number of singles appearing in the UK Top 10 Soul Charts: ‘Words Don’t Speak’ (2011): ‘Not For Ordinary People’ (2013): ‘Dress Code’ (2015) & the recently released ‘Connections’ (2017).
Gwendolyn Collins (USA)
Gwendolyn Collins made her mark in July 2014 with her debut CD, Storytelling Side I, The Simple Things reaching the number one spot on the UK Soul Charts and the UK Breaking Independent Artists Charts and remained in the chart for over 20 weeks.
She delivers jazzy, funk soul treating her audiences to a effortless blend of genres, infused with her individual style of rich vocals and melodic harmonies.
Gwendolyn has performed across the USA as well as @ the Jazz Cafe, The Hideaway and Mau Mau Club in London, BiZ Art in Paris. She recently completed her latest independent collaboration tune featuring some of the finest singers in the District of Columbia area Nia Simmons and Blez. Ray of Sunshine was released on May 12, 2017 and debuted on the UK Soul Charts @ #8.
Vocalist / songwriter Kenya delivers smooth soulful vocals. Her jazz influence creates music that embodies a contemporary groove and has charted on the US R&B Billboard Chart as well as the Top 10 UK Soul Chart and other European radio charts.
Based in Chicago, Kenya released her debut version of My Own Skin in the UK / Europe on March 15, 2015. The album peaked at #1 on the UK Soul chart for four consecutive weeks (she knocked out Charlie Wilson from the #1 spot). My Own Skin reached #1 on both the Solar Radio Gary Spence Sweet Rhythm chart and the Colourful Radio chart for two consecutive weeks.
Arthur Miles (USA / ITALY)
Arthur Miles was born in Indiana USA but now resides in Italy.
He has performed around the world as a professional musician since he was 14 and has enjoyed success in several musical fields as both a solo singer and as an in demand background vocalist.
He has released 12 solo albums throughout his career as well as providing guest vocals on many other compilation albums. His ‘BlueBoy’ album highlighted his gritty vocals through his interpretation of great Blues songs whilst in the UK in Modern and Northern Soul events, his ‘Helping Hand’ and ‘Trippin On Your Love’ remain in demand in 2017.
Arthur’s forthcoming album, ‘The Language of Love’ will be released to link to this promotional tour.
Keni Stevens (UK)
Joining the Tour at The BBR Big Bash in Lowestoft is Keni Stevens.
Keni is a British born soul singer and best known for his debut 1987 album, ‘Blue Moods’ which sold over 150,000 copies in the UK alone, and over a million worldwide.
He released a further two albums, ‘You’ and ‘Living on the Edge’ and then in May 2017 his current album ‘Out Of The Blue’ went straight to No1 in the UK Soul Charts.
Polygram offered Stevens a £2.5 million recording contract, which he declined feeling it would threaten his independence!
Kendall Duffie (USA)
Joining the Tour to perform with Kenya
Kendall is a Music Producer/Artist/Record Exec/Marketing Exec baesd in Nashville, and along with his twin brother Kelvis make up Kloud 9.
Kendall will be joining the Soulfully Yours Tour on the road and will be linking up with KENYA to perform live on stage as part of the tour!