Hailing from Hendon in North-West London, Estée Blu first picked up the microphone at the tender age of six, as a member of the children's Gospel Choir at her church in Kilburn. Her musical vocabulary includes Jazz, Neo-Soul and RnB as a child of the nineties. Estée Blu's value system and lyrics, champion authenticity and imagination through Rhythm and Blues. In August 2015 she was chosen by Sennheiser UK as the winner of 'Westfield Presents Artist of the Month', with a performance streamed live on KISS FM. Now a proud Roundhouse Resident Artist, the London Singer-Songwriter Estée Blu is amongst the new wave of indie British Soul singers, holding her own weight and bringing her own style to Contemporary RnB.
On 3 November 2017, Estée Blu presented her debut single 'All'. The Singer-songwriter teamed up with Berlin producer El Vincento and Anish Bhatt (MTA Records) to create a nostalgic sound that embraces her Jazz, Neo-soul and R&B influences. Delivered with sultry jazz vocals as she harmoniously recalls a former love affair. Her lyrics tie seamlessly with the poignant composition, with enough bass and feel good groove to leave you wanting more.
"Impossibly smooth R&B, peppered with tinkling Jazz pianos and Blu's indomitable personality"- Thomas Smith, NME
"This song is beautiful"- Julie Adenuga, Beats 1 Radio
"'All' a mellow groove with nuances of Jazz, Neo-soul and R&B influences[...]The future is bright for this vivacious and skillful rising artist!" - The Singersroom
Since supporting British modern country duo, Ward Thomas in December 2016, the songstress has since gone on to support the likes of iconic Senegalese dance-band, Orchestra Baobab at their sold out London show, as part of 'In The Round', and a spot on the 'Roundhouse Rising' line up in early 2017. In the summer she also took over MAC Cosmetics' flagship London store, in Carnaby Street for a Roundhouse live Session, followed by 'An Evening with Estée Blu', an intimate listening party and gig hosted at Thingy Studios in Hackney. Her debut single was premiered on Julie Adenuga's Beats 1 Radio show and n December 2017 Estée Blu was awarded the first ever artist development fund from the MOBO awards and Help Musicians UK . 2018 kicked off with a feature on NME.com, as part of NME Emerging’s top pick of the week, comparing Blu to the likes of her contemporaries SZA and Solange. This was shortly followed by a live So Far Sounds session filmed across the iconic City Hall venue. She has since performed at NME’s Soho Music Month showcase , been playlisted on COLORS Berlin, shortlisted at AfroPunk’s battle of the bands and made the top 11 of the MOBO Unsung 2018 list. Estée Blu is now recording, co-producing and readying her first EP project, which displays some of most personal and experimental work to date. Drawing from a wide musical palette of Soul, R&B, Hip Hop, Gospel and Jazz, this looks to be an incredibly exciting project for the London singer.