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“With the mammoth success of English firebrand Adele, the door is now wide open for British female Jazz singers with soul power in their vocals. Originating from England, this Surrey jazz singer certainly has the singing chops to fill the void in market.” JazzTimes
Linley’s signature contralto voice is sensitive – authentic – soulful – smoky and original. When Linley performs she is in her element, singing soul-inspired, modern jazz, that is not constrained by traditional genre boundaries. Her second album is scheduled for release in 2015 new EP available for free download now Please click here
She is bold and brassy, soft and sassy, hip and husky, Linley’s voice navigates through a range of styles. She is at the centre of this melange, as composer, arranger and conveyor. From the joyously swinging ‘I Saw Him Standing There’ (a brilliantly readapted Beatles tune) to the irresistible ‘A Certain Slant Of Light,’ her honesty shines through, unafraid to bare a little part of herself to each listener.
“A beautiful deep and rich voice.”
Billy Childs Grammy award winner