Bio


Adesuwa

Dynamic Soul Jazz RnB vocalist Adesuwa Obasekiu was born and raised in Swindon and London. She started to develop her awesome talent for song writing and poetry at the early age of 14 with her mothers encouragment .After studying at the London College of Fashion, in 1989 Adesuwa followed in the footsteps of many highly successful artists and completed a two years performing arts course at W.A.C. Weekend Arts and a Dance Foundation course at Kensington and Chelsea College. She also studied singing for three years with top UK session singer Roy Hamilton,. Her greatest influences are Michael Jackson,  Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Anita Baker, Whitney Houston, Nina Simone and the great Billie Holiday.

In 1992 she joined an acappella group called Innervision, performing at several major venues such as Hackney Empire, Chats Palace, and many other London clubs. After three years the group had performed on The Royal Variety Show with such names as Cilla Black, and the London Gospel Choir.Coming from a Christian background Adesuwa trained and performed with her local gospel Choir, across England and at the London Gospel Awards in 1995. After working four years with Innervision it was time for her to move on. Adesuwa wanted to work with somone who had the same commitment and inspiration as she did for producing and writing songs. She met the acclaimed bass player Hugh Bullen who was playing at a popular club with his band The Rain Dogs in June 1996. Hugh invited Adesuwa on stage to sing and after the show, he asked if she would like to join the band which was renamed Phinx.

Adesuwa and Hugh

After a year playing the London circuit and performing across England the band recorded their first album called “Free Your Spirit”. The first single from the album also called “Free Your Spirit” and was promoted by Promobeat in 1999. Promo Beat being an independent label did well in the DJ chart returns across England reaching the top ten above world acclaimed artists. A video was filmed for the single and was nominated for an award organised by Macintosh computers in Paris. A television cable company which promotes new talent, broadcasted the “Free Your Spirit” video.Adesuwa and her Band have an awesome new Album waiting for release, which was written and produced by Hugh Bullen and Adesuwa Obaseki. At present the band performs regularly at festivals, Jazz clubs, Hotels, Private Functions across the U.K. and the continent.

For several years the Adesuwa band has been performing to crowds across the U.K and abroad at various jazz clubs, private co-operate functions and festivals. The rich mixture of cultural influences in terms of sound and style of music is reflected on stage that captivates the audience and have them moving all night long. The social positive messages which is predominant in their songs, with the Gospel messages has helped the band reach out to a wider audience and beyond.   The superb musicianship and the fusion of different musical styles of jazz, R&B, Afro beats and dance is also captured in the production of their contemporary gospel album.The album has been produced by Hugh Bullen and co produced by Adesuwa Obaseki-Bullen through their production company 7 World Music. The album was also written by Adesuwa and the truly multi-talented bass player, Hugh Bullen whose vocals also features on several tracks. The unique melodic style of soulful dynamic vocals and rap is delivered by Adesuwa with passion and attitude and is complimented with sweet harmonic harmonies.