The ever beautiful Afrohemaa Shadders (http://www.shadders.net/) sent me a link to 'Rhythmic Soul' diva (Juliyaa’s on-point description of her music) and newcomer -Juliyaa and I’m truly thankful… What’s not to love about this talented musician? Beautiful, gifted and about to blow-up -I’m predicting big things for this sexy songstress… For more information about Juliyaa or to download her latest, ‘The Rhythm’ visit: http://www.juliyaa.com/
Juliyaa is a singer-songwriter ready to burst on to the UK music scene with the release of her first single, 'The Rhythm'.
Born and raised in North London to a Ghanaian mother and a Welsh father, twenty three year old Juliyaa has had a unique musical heritage. She was raised listening to her mother's traditional Ghanaian gospel and hi life, and her father's classic vinyl collection of soul and reggae artists including Al Green, Bob Marley and Toots & The Maytals. At the tender age of seven she began songwriting in church and then in her teens refined her skills as a vocalist on the UK garage scene singing alongside artists including the Heartless Crew and Estelle.
Naturally, her music is a reflection of her rich and varied background. Rooted in African-inspired rhythms, layered with harmonious soul vocals and infused with the high energy of UK urban music, Juliyaa effortlessly combines different musical genres into a sound she calls 'Rhythmic Soul'.
Recently Juliyaa has been showcasing her talents at some of London's most prestigious venues including Camden Proud, Regal Rooms, The Troubadour and The Station Sessions…