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Following the release of her debut single Let The Game Begin, soul and Jazz influenced Helena Jesele returns with a sensual summery single- Sun Is Rising.
With accolades including a Blues and Soul magazine review and a live session with The Telegraph online, Jesele’s candid song-writing and sleek sound continue to captivate, whatever the weather.
Manchester born, Dublin raised Jesele has already worked with some Ivy league music makers for her forthcoming album, including coveted producer Paul O’Duffy who hasn’t worked with a UK songstress since Amy Winehouse, for whom he co-wrote Wake Up Alone from the multi platinum selling Back To Black album.
Truth and Soul, the Brooklyn New York based producers whose soulful gritty sound most recently took Aloe Blacc to mainstream success, boast most of the production credits of Helena’s music.
With a vintage 1960’s tinge to her sound and look, 6 foot tall, 80’s born Jesele grew up in a typically musical Irish family listening to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and Frank Sinatra.
When she began singing at the tender age of 5, it was a natural progression that the Great American Songbook became her staple vocal expression at school performances throughout her teenage years.
After studying Art History at University, Helena worked as a fine art dealer during the day, but it was obvious her true love was her evening exploits; becoming a Jazz singer by night at famous London clubs such as Ronnie Scott’s, LaPigalle and Cafe Royale.
With her passion for art both visually and aurally, Jesele’s vivid approach to music is evident, offering rich imagery and thoughtful narrative alongside honest and penetrating music.
Jesele’s single Sun Is Rising is due out on 20th August and also available on retro yellow vinyl format.