A string of production sessions throughout summer 2016 saw the fruition of a 5-track EP for Darlington based singer-songwriter Olivia Kate Smith.
Incredibly only aged 12 at the time of recording, you might be surprised when you hear it.
Olivia had written all the lyrics and general structures or these songs herself, and came to me with the idea of transforming them into a fully produced 5 track EP. With a general style in mind, along the lines of Amy Winehouse / Grace / Nina Simone, we embellished the arrangements, added in instruments, and brought together a distinctive pop/funk sound, with her vocals at its heart.
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"Her rich, melodious voice fuses with syncopated guitars, funked out basslines and whirling organs, with grooves that'll make your head bop."
"As she is herself, this song is full of surprises, with treats for the ear throughout. Atop gorgeously groovy vintage Rhodes licks sits her glittering vocal, accompanied by snappy drums, soaring synth riffs, and hooks that’ll be stuck in your head for days."