ALAMEDA (acoustic) - out 9 December 2019
All sales and download proceeds from Alameda (acoustic) will be donated to Caring in Bristol, a charity working to help people experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable people in my old hometown of Bristol.
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"Silky vocals over gritty edges"
Singer songwriter, folk, protest pop, pop-punk
Kate Nash, Lucy Spraggan, Laura Marling
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
As a young child learning cello, piano and later singing, StanLei ('stan-lay') loved her dad’s cassettes of Billie Holliday, the Beach Boys, Queen and the Eagles – and she still loves sad songs and angelic harmonies. Drawing on the folky lyricism of classic rock and vocal yearnings of jazz and blues for her first musical offerings, StanLei is a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Toulouse (France).
She began singing and songwriting at 14, and at 16 was creating vocal choruses for friends making underground UK hip hop and early grime. At 18 she started teaching herself the guitar and moved to her adopted hometown of Bristol, where she sang with various local bands. In 2015 she started 4 years of travelling extensively as a nomadic seasonal worker, developing her songwriting and connecting with new friends and fans from around the world through music.
Her debut EP BASSLESS was recorded with producer and drummer Sam Bradley (Sonic Sculpture Recording, Hawaii). A stripped-down, siren-voiced acoustic offering, featuring acclaimed NYC guitarist Rotem Sivan, BASSLESS was released independently in April 2019.
StanLei moved to the south of France (Toulouse) in 2019. She is currently preparing for her second European tour of 2019 in Belgium and Germany and producing her debut album, with the first single due for release in January 2020.
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