Described as refreshing, uplifting, with a voice pure and clear as exquisite crystal. Linda will take you into a world of wonder with her own music, or performing covers. Linda has combined her passion as an entertainer and songwriter with a jazz influence. Philosophical musings set to sparkling vocal overtones creates a new type of music that communes with the heart and soul bringing much needed beauty and harmony into the world. How did Linda make the transformation from being a cabaret artist to creating her unique style. It began with her very fascinating journey…..
A Natural Entertainer
Linda’s ability as a singer was apparent in her early years when performing at dancing school in her home town of Manchester. UK. Later she honed her skills at the Royal Northern college. studying classical trumpet and singing. This followed at the jazz summer school with Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine.
They encouraged Linda to write her own music and kind enough to score her very first composition. Linda went on to form a jazz/cabaret act touring with with major TV stars such as Des O Conner. This followed with numerous TV shows and asked to present a radio series with her songs and guests. This was in Malta where Linda was heard singing at the Malta jazz festival alongside Toots Thielesman. Her work continued as a singer aboard Cunard cruise liners and entertaining the troops worldwide. An invitation followed from Prince Charles to sing at his de-mob party in recognition for her good deeds.
However despite the fame and success,
Linda realized that something was missing.
It was time to feed the creative spirit within and fulfill her potential in writing and recording an album. Her dream came true after hearing the songs, a German label released her debut album “Heaven is This”. This followed on several years later with a kaleidoscope of mystical jazz songs inspired from a tour in India. The title “Lady of Light” includes the harpist Hugh Webb from the Philharmonia orchestra.
Recognized as an international artist…
In 2005 Linda took a trip to the States and was discovered by KRML radio singing at a hotel in Monterrey. This soon followed with a concert for Black Hawk records, recorded at the station owned by Clint Eastwood. It was here she met with the finest musicians on the West coast including Brazilian pianist Weber Iago and since played on numerous concerts together.
Back home in the UK Linda Linda teamed up with hit record producer Andy Whitmore to write a jazz/pop album. This being her latest album “Everlasting Circles” also covering an old 70s hit song “Oh Lori” originally by Alessi. The song was heard by a major film producer, now being used as the background music for a French movie. Qui A Envie D’être Aime was released in 2011 and now Linda is currently working on more songs for movies.In 2012 Linda went on tour with her UK Jazzanova band delighting audiences with her beautiful voice and compositions.
2013 brought new horizons for her return to Portugal after playing at several casinos now moving on to recording with international guitarist Anibal Jose Corral.On her return to the UK Linda was asked to present a new radio series in her home town of Telford promoting her own music and interviewing guests diverse as Ken Dodd and leading percussionist Airto Moriera.
Now in 2014 Linda is working on producing a jazz album having written the lyrics for pianist/composer Stuart Goodhew and soon to tour.