Bee Bakare is a Nigeria-born British soul singer-songwriter.
A charismatic live performer with a deeply-rich warm tone and catchy songs. Blowing away audiences with that big voice and smile, she is gaining momentum with a wealth of over 300 live performances since 2016 ranging from intimate shows to festivals and concert venues in the UK to other cities in Europe & Africa. Passionate about connecting with people through music, her songs have achieved and continue to achieve local and international radio play including BBC, Premier & Crossrhythms.
With her song 'Brighter', Bee Bakare became one of three winners in the Future music UK songwriting contest 2016/2017. She also attained the No1 spot on UK R&b/Soul Charts on Reverbnation for 12weeks in Sept 2016 and remains in the Top 10 (July 2017).
Singing and writing from a young age, she cites her songwriting in the early years as poems and simply as a way of "working out emotions". Growing up listening to R&b, gospel and female soul singers such as Lauryn Hill, Tracy Chapman and India Arie, she describes these as her main influences that later inspired her to "play guitar and get on the streets busking" whilst she holds the queens of Soul pop, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey responsible for her impressive vocal range.
Hailing from Bath, UK and despite originally pursuing a different career path in the medical industry, she is currently active on London’s buzzing live music scene playing regularly at venues as the legendary Troubadour and Ronnie Scott’s, as a solo acoustic act as well as with her Band.
More than a singer-songwriter, she is also the Creator & Compère of Soul Stripped Sessions, a new & known live music event in London's soul scene and advocating fairness & support for young female independent artists.
In her own words, “to be able to say someday that my music has reached the world and positively touched peoples lives would be the dream come true”.
With upbeat, yet vulnerable and heart-felt songs that take you on an emotional journey, Bee Bakare has just released her long-awaited EP 'Brighter'. Available now in stores. Visit the Official site.
“Bee Bakare began playing at a small Soho club the audience was utterly transfixed. Her richly textured vocals, catchy hooks and fizzing musicality immediately set this young acoustic soul pop singer-songwriter apart” -Cultural Highlights 2016 (Huffington post)
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