Derailed from her original plan to become a mortician and join the family business, Alli Starr became a singer/songwriter, entertaining audiences world-wide, supporting artists such as Tank, Ro James, Mya, Marsha Ambrosius, Lyfe Jennings, Avant, Phil Perry, Tony Terry and Ronnie Laws. She has also headlined at international venues in several countries including China, Brazil, Korea and London. She was based in Japan for two years where she chose to remain following the tragic Fukushima disaster and earthquake in 2011. She has also performed with Barbara Streisand at the MGM Grand, Matt Goss and Bros.
Alli has the presence of a veteran vocalist, carrying herself with poise and professionalism rarely seen in someone her age, even before a note is lifted. Audiences are surprised by her calibre of vocals and range. She brings to each performance the classic style of the great singers who lead the way.
The 2019 BMA (Black Music Awards) Winner of “Best Female Jazz Vocalist Performer” for Las Vegas, will release the second single “Like The Sunshine (live)” from her critically acclaimed album HeritageBlue, ahead of her forthcoming appearance as part of the inaugural virtual CaliZona Vegas Festival, which will be available for streaming via Amazon Fire and Roku.
I was initially going to have Bruises by singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi as this month’s favourite song, but after seeing the immense popularity of his latest release Before You Go (especially in the US), I thought its only fitting to choose this one instead.
If you are familiar with new music, you will have heard of Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi who is a rising star on the music scene since 2017. He has raw, emotive vocals and his debut album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent has received rave reviews and appreciation worldwide.
Call Me Unique is a talented Birmingham based singer / songwriter & guitarist. Her music is influenced by jazz, soul and jazz scat-singing. Merging sounds of Ed Sheeran, Lauryn Hill, Ella Fitzgerald & Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopez.
I recently subscribed to the Calm app for my meditation practice. Previously, I had been using the free Insight Timer app for basic meditation practice, but realised that I wanted something a bit more beneficial and consistent. After discovering the daily calm meditations from the Calm YouTube channel, (and liking all of them), I decided to give the app a go.
There are many mindfulness and meditation apps out there and it is almost like a minefield when trying to find the right app for you. I really enjoy the aesthetic, and fluidity of the Calm app, which is why it has become my go-to for meditation.