Corinne Bailey Rae
Corinne Bailey Rae was born and raised in Leeds, England the oldest of three daughters to a West Indian father and a Yorkshire mother. At school, she studied classical violin, but any ambitions to take this to a higher level were quickly scotched when a Led Zeppelin adoration took hold. By the time EMI signed her in the spring of last year, she had 10 years of experience tucked neatly under her belt, knew exactly what she wanted and just how to get it. "I love classic songs: because they are so pure and succinct. That's what I tried to do with my own songs. They are short and sweet, to the point. I like the idea of leaving people wanting more, not less, you know?" In Corinne's own words her new cd is, "a little bit of everything: it's chilled out, acoustic, kooky, atmospheric and soulful."