Roxanne Tataei a.k.a Rox is a 21 year old South London singer-songwriter I think we are going to hear a lot from in 2010. I accidently saw her perform at the 2008 North Sea Jazz festival with Mark Ronson where she did a stunning rendition of Amy Winehouse’s Valerie. Even though nobody knew who this young lady was at the time…everybody knew it would be just a matter of time before we would hear from her again. Why?!…Because we didn’t miss Amy that day.
I guess the time is now for Rox. With her latest release My Baby Left Me climbing the charts and an album called Memoirs that will be released in the first quarter of 2010 Rox seems to be unstoppable. The album was partially recorded in New Jersey in April 2009 with Commissioner Gordon (of Lauryn Hill fame) but mainly in London with Jay-Z and Lupe Fiasco producer Al Shux. Her track “I Don’t Believe” is currently being used in an advertising campaign by Rimmel. All of this sounds like a pretty good start to me.
To hear her soulful voice that is sometimes rough around the edges but never out of key…I suggest you check out her Myspace page. If you are a Dutch native and as impressed with her as I am after hearing what she is capable of…. she will be performing at Paradiso on the 10th of May!!
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