Singer / songwriter & guitarist Call Me Unique infuses the sounds of jazz, soul, futurebeats, and scat-singing. Influenced by the sounds of Lauryn Hill, Ed Sheeran, Ella Fitzgerald & Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes. Renowned for her love of scatting and eclectic performance approach, her vibe truly is "unique".
Born in Manchester and raised in Handsworth, Birmingham, she always portrays an honest and heartfelt performance to any willing crowd. She has been officially highlighted as “Sound of 2019” by BBC West Midlands. She was nominated for best RnB/Soul 2020, nominated and won: Best RnB/Soul Artist 2019 as well as nominated for: Best Music Video 2019 & Best Female 2019 by the Birmingham Music Awards.
Call Me Unique has graced the stages of UK festivals such as Glastonbury, Latitude, Strawberry Fields Festival, Secret Garden Party, Mostly Jazz Fest, Simmer Down, Oxjam and many more within Europe including: Művészetek Volgye Fesztival (Kapolcs, Hungary), JazzPiknik (Paloznak, Hungary), Budapest Essentials and many more.
Readily found touring Europe (Poland, Romania, Hungary, Netherlands etc) through international collaborations, Unique has increased her international presence through working with amazing artists such as Monkeyneck, Adée, Àbáse,
RÓQA & many more.
Currently supported by PRS Foundation "The Open Fund" 2019.
Unique also curates, host & co-ordinates a monthly event held at Mama Roux’s, Birmingham titled: “The Unique Experience”.
" I always seem to represent the kind of person that often finds "to fit in". The "rebel", the "indifferent"... the kind of human that can admit that sometimes it feels hard to stand out in a world that puts so much emphasis on likes and follows and "fans".
I guess that's why being called "Unique" came from more than just a name. It became a way to address the fact what makes us all Unique, makes us all the same...
Music is a great space for talking about tough subjects that I've been honest about experiencing... Things such as mental health are as important as making relatable music.
I hope to break the ice for someone who doesn't yet have the courage to speak out if they're not ok. I guess that's my main mission as an artist, to help someone remember that they aren't alone.