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N'Dea Davenport

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The soulful voice of vocalist/ songwriter/ producer N’Dea Davenport first emerged in 1991 when she became the front woman for the Acid Jazz British funk band, The Brand New Heavies.

But long before worldwide notoriety was present, she fell in love with music, dance, performing and the arts. “I think I got involved in almost everything creatively I could do when I was school, to keep my mind busy to try and stay out of trouble. From sports to theatre, you name it. I probabally did it.” A regular routine of piano and dance studies were the core of her development. Ironic as it is, singing would later be the focus of her affections.

As soon as it was possible to “break out” as she calls it, she left her home town of Atlanta, with little more than 300 dollars on route to Los Angeles with the primary goal of just going somewhere she had never been to alone. Little did she know, that early sense of adventure, would begin a chain-of-events that would change her life forever.

After landing in Los Angeles, she became inspired and apart of the burgeoning underground “club warehouse scene.” Within the flourishing community of artists, fashion designers and musical talents, it was such as celebration of funk, hiphop, rock, punk, graffiti, performance art and everything between. Meeting the late Keith Herring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and the very much alive Fab Five Freddy, was really special.” And after a reluctant impromtu song for Fred, he quickly got word to his dj-club owner friend, that happened to be one-half of the newly formed record label, Delicious Vinyl. Soon after, she found herself recording and planning for her debut CD.

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