Charlene Samms is a London born and based Neo-Soul/RnB/Soulful House vocalist who was engaging in her passion of singing from the tender age of 3 years old.
Her parents placed Charlene in stage school very shortly after, which sparked the talent, finesse and sincerity that is Charlene Samms’ trademark today.
Writing almost exclusively from personal experience, Charlene Samms exudes honesty and true heartfelt emotion through both her singing and her lyrics. Her delivery also falls into this exact grain – no nonsense and direct, but with the grace of a poet.
Charlene gathers her influences from many genres but considers Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse to be her ‘lyrical legends’. These influences are not difficult to detect when listening to Charlene Samms, although her end result is refreshingly unique and personal.
In her intermediate musical career, Charlene became an experienced backing vocalist, having worked with artists including DaPaul, Drizabone Soul Family, Lifford Shillingford and LyricL. Charlene also performed as a member of Soul tribute band called ‘SugaSoulSistrin’ and Gospel vocal group, ‘Ellensi’.
Charlene first came to the public’s attention as a solo artist with her debut Soulful House single alongside London/Bristol based production duo Circle of Funk, called ‘Free To Fly’ which received huge critical acclaim in the underground House world. This was followed shortly after with their follow-up single, ‘Challenge’ (both available to buy now).
Charlene Samms is currently working on new solo and collaborative music with multi-talented Soulful House/Soul/Hip Hop brothers, AUDIODOPE, releasing their first double A side single on Timeless People Records, called JUST BE/EVERYTHING IS CHANGING (available to buy now). The song ‘Just Be’ was also featured on Audiodope’s debut album, ’50-50/360’ also available to buy now.
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