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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.
As CEO of “CMU Events Ltd” Unique hosts & curates a weekly event at Hockley Social Club, Birmingham titled: “The Unique Experience”.
" I feel like I strongly represent the kind of person that finds it hard to fit in. The "rebel", the "indifferent"...
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.
That's why I truly enjoy creating honest and emotional music. I've enjoyed so many years of putting both passions together through my work with Red Earth Collective, Time To Change and many more.
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.