Artist: Leah Chuwen (aka Leah Renee)
Age: 23
From: Stockport
Specialism: Funky hip-hop vocals with a blues/jazz vibe: strong spirited music that connects to the soul.
Mentor: Francine Luce, voice artist, songwriter and educator
Industry support: Clare Morel, vocalist, choral director and music therapist

Soundcheck challenge: 

I wanted to turn a short improvisation I did when I first began making music into a full-length song. Revisiting the melody really inspired me to appreciate my vocal development and how my style and singing sound has evolved.

I am a big fan of Alfa Mist, who uses instrumentals and drum loops, allowing space for the melody and voice to change through the music.

Improvisation is organic and therefore massively compliments my writing and performance styles, but I needed to grow my confidence in order to fully demonstrate my potential emotional delivery as a vocalist.