Graduating from London’s most demanding performing arts school — the streets, as a busker — singer-songwriter Ese Okorodudu (vocals, guitar) is backed by the incendiary Vooduu People, being ex-Noisette Pharoah Russell (drums) and Basile Petite (bass).
Born and raised in South London, Ese has seen it all, done most of it, and is no stage school product but the real, streetwise thing.
A fiery, sensitive, poetic yet wildly entertaining songwriter, she is also what the legendary hip hop engineer/producer/beatmaster Jay Burnett (Beastie Boys, Run DMC, LL Cool J, Afrika Bambaataa etc etc) describes as “the best natural singer I’ve heard in 30 years”.
She and her band are inspired by a range of legends from Jimi Hendrix to Amy Winehouse, Skunk Anansie to Erykah Badu.
A killer live act, they are signed to Quadrafon and will be recording their debut album in Spring with Jay Burnett.
[live video link here: https://vimeo.com/200260447/7473e04d05]