London based Soul Rock band, Shades of Jade plan to make 2012 the year all about them. After previous success as a solo artist, Jade Barnett fronts London’s hottest new band with an interesting aural mash-up of powerful, soulful vocals mixed with dirty rock guitars.
Shades of Jade recorded their debut EP, ‘Her Soul’ at Artspace Studios in Brixton, London in November 2011 and have been working hard on their image and building their fan base since. Their EP and internet presence has attracted promoters from all over London who are booking them for gigs all the way into next year. The press have compared Shades of Jade to the likes of Florence + The Machine, Skunk Anansie, Kelly Clarkson and even The XX. ‘Her Soul’ was unofficially launched in December at the XFM Winter Wonderland After Party at Brixton Jamm and Shades of Jade are currently feverishly promoting and gigging the EP across the UK.
With an arsenal of indie-soul songs, the group are set to storm through London town and progress quickly on to dominating the UK over the Spring. ‘Her Soul’ merges tones and fragments from Blues, Soul and Jazz music and infuses it all with lashings of powerful indie heartbeats, with breathtaking melodies that are sure to tantalise everyone’s ear drums.
Shades of Jade have a plethora of gigs lined up, so make sure you catch them live.
What the Press are Saying:
AltSounds — “In just five songs Shade of Jade manage to do what many most bands still haven’t done off the back of two or three albums; prove their credentials to the world and get you really excited about the diversity and creativity in music away from the mainstream.”