Thando has returned to the studio to record some original works and this week releases a brand new single Numb. And she has taken her talent for emotional melodic hooks and tight grooves to the next level in this record.Read More
In the very early days of the conception of Music Love, Shannon Busch AKA Wilsn was top of mind. She is one of Australia's best vocalists and soul artists and is to be celebrated. Wilsn is about to head to SXSW to showcase her soul to the world. Her songs and her voice are breathtakingly fine, and her commitment and dedication to mastering her craft are inspirational. Her EP is called Don't Give It Up. One listen and it quickly becomes apparent that Shannon was born to sing and write soul. Growing up in a musical family, listening to the greats, singing in the church choir, and then going on to study jazz after school have all been steps along Shannon's musical pathway and a great foundation for the music she is making today. Shannon will stay in the States, in Nashville and LA after her SXSW showss - she's just signed a management deal with Seth Friedman (Natasha Bedingfield, Will.I.Am, The Black Eyed Peas, John Legend), a co-publishing deal with labels in Australia and the US and is killing it. Before Shannon leaves, she took some time to chat with Music Love about soul music in Australia and her long list of favourite Australian women in music.Read More
There are so many soul artists in Australia. It's not the most played genre when it comes to radio, but that should change. Listen to Hiatus Kaiyote, Wilsn, Renee Geyer, Thando, Jade Macrae, Kylie Aldist, The Bamboos, Jessica Mauboy, Gabriella Cilmi, Meg Mac, Emma Donavon, Ms Murphy, Vika and Linda Bull, Julie Kerr, and more.Read More
At 22, Thando Sikwila has already adorned festival stages, lit up television screens, and wowed theatre goers with her striking, soulful performances. And with a voice that soars and a songwriting sensibility beyond her years, Thando is just beginning.