SongVault Artist Profile
Midlands, United Kingdom
Soul / Fusion
In the 21st Century, everything old is new again…especially to impressionable young ears rediscovering the joys of Sixties-style soul and R&B and updating those classic sounds for their own generation. One of the brightest new contenders on the scene is Fabienne Holloway, who at the tender age of 13 in 2005 wowed the judges at the Stafford Borough Council “Raw Talent” competition, coming away the winner and gaining valuable studio time.
At the same time she started a whirlwind survey of classic soul and R&B icons, ranging from Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and Sarah Vaughn to more modern purveyors like Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and the Roots. Shortly thereafter she was signed to Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam and played some gigs in New York City, but she’s now a free agent again--one with valuable experience and stints in Miami and Los Angeles, working with some of the top names in the business and turn her dreams into reality.
“Music wasn't something I was born into, just something I luckily found--and now something which influences and revolves around everything I do,” says Fabienne. “A few hands-up haven't been given without a few knock-backs, but worth it? Hell, yes!”
She has recorded a song for the next The Sims video game (EA Games) and had the rare opportunity as an unsigned artist to meet and discuss working with Dianne Warren, one of the best songwriters of our time.