SOUL STRIPPED SESSIONS is a one-of-a-kind live music experience, featuring the finest hand-picked female soulful singer-songwriters. With influences as Lauryn Hill, Tracy Chapman, India Arie, Lianne la Havas, Corinne Bailey Rae, Erykah Badu, Amy Winehouse etc. The sell-out monthly event rated 5* by audiences for the atmosphere, hosting and consistently high quality of music, brings these impressive artists, performing original songs and covering one by a female soulful artist you know & love.
An eclectic mix of soulful styles! Bursting with individuality, each with her own unique voice, stage persona and songwriting style, Soul Stripped Sessions presents an international line up…
Featuring LORIA BOBAN, BEE BAKARE, ROBIN and MELISSA BELL. Stick around after the show for a special feature where the girls perform together!
Loria Boban is pioneering a new-wave “funky-soul,” a sound that can best be described as a fusion of funk, soul, R’n’B, rock and rap. Her raw, lyrical-heavy music has been compared to the unorthodox style that made Prince, Erykah Badu, and Alicia Keys timeless artists.
Deeply heart-felt lyrics and a soulful pop powerhouse. Bee Bakare’s music hopes to spread a message of being brave and following your dreams. The Nigeria-Born British singer-songwriter has recently won a Future music Songwriting award and performed at Buckingham palace. She is currently on tour performing debut Album ‘Wild Things’.
Spanish singer-songwriter Patri Riquelme (ROBIN) began playing the acoustic guitar at the age of 15, finding inspiration in powerful women as Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill and Etta James. Though originally starting out in the duo called “She Robin”, the solo artist loves to mix Spanish and English in all her songs.
Following a career defining moment with a cut on Avril Lavigne’s single “Tell Me It’s Over”, Toronto-bred London-based singer/songwriter Melissa Bel is quickly becoming a sought-after songwriter. A kind of soul-infused pop. Her recent single “If She Hadn’t Lied” reached #10 on the iTunes Canada Singer/Songwriter chart.