MP3 Jackie Rawe - My Truth
A rich soulful voice with elements of soul, jazz, blues, funk and gospel in the music, with uplifting and inspirational lyrics.
11 MP3 Songs in this album (44:52) !
Related styles: JAZZ: Soul-Jazz, BLUES: Soul-Blues
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I started singing at the age of 17 and worked in dance bands for 18 months. Then I got my first tour doing background vocals for Suzi Quartro. We toured Poland and Romania and it was on this tour that I met Jill Saward who introduced me to the guys who formed the band Shakatak . Shortly after the Suzi tour I toured with Sheena Easton in the UK, America, Canada and Japan. After touring with Sheena I started working with Shakatak as a member of the band. At this stage I also had two other projects going on. One was a band called Enigma and we had a top twenty record called "Ain''t No Stopping" and did Top of The Pops, and the other was called Minnie and the Metros, (I was Minnie of course, being only 4'' 10 3/4"). The record was called Charlie''s angel and was released through EMI. Of all three projects Shakatak started to take off big time so I devoted my time to the band. We became famous in England, Japan and Europe. I made three albums with Shakatak as a member of the band: Driving Hard, Nightbirds and Invitations and the later two went Gold. I left after the third album to work freelance but did work with them occasionally on other albums and tours. Straight after Shakatak I toured with Imagination and then Gary Numan. I also recorded one album with Gary, "Machine and Soul". In between the tours which I loved doing I released a solo record. The song was called "I Believe in Dreams" it was first released in 1985 on Fanfare Records, which was run by Simon Cowell. I re-recorded the track with Almighty Records in 1997. I was also featured on some dance tracks with a band called Midnight Sunrise. The tracks were "On The House" and "In At The Deep End". These were released in 1986 on Nightmare Records. In 1987 I recorded a duet with Paul Carrack called" When You Walk in the Room" which was released on Chrysalis. In the 90''s I was featured on and co-wrote a track called "Kingdom of Love" by Massivo, released on Debut. 1986 I started writing my own songs and had my first cover in 1987 with American artist Miki Howard. The song was called "Baby Be Mine" and went to number 5 in the American R&B charts. I then had covers with Kathy Sledge, Jennifer Rush, Ruby Turner, Michelle Gayle and many artists worldwide. In 1993 I had my son Zach and stopped touring to do session work. I have sung on many chart records including Elton John, Celine Dion and Cher, and have been heard on many radio and TV jingles and adverts. In July 2003 I toured with a band called The New London Choral. We recorded a live album in Holland in September 2003 where the band had already been established for 15 years. I continue to do sessions and gigs, the last major artist I worked with was Mike Skinner from The Streets. I was featured on the single “Blinded by The Lights” and have sung on the first three Streets albums.
“I first saw Jackie perform at the “Songwriters” club, and whilst there were some excellent acts playing that night, Jackie shone more brightly bringing the house down with her octane fuelled soulful voice, plus her incredible energy and stage presence. We have since become firm friends and made music together on various projects and yet what never ceases to amaze me about Jackie is her 110% commitment to improving herself and her art.”
Kipper, Record Producer...Sting ”Brand New Day” and “Sacred Love” and Chris Botti “Night Sessions”
"Jackie Rawe has a voice that uplifted me the second I heard it. She invokes spirit and inspires her listeners to connect with the Divne. I can''t possibly recommend her singing enough."
Gary Renard, the best-selling author of "The Disappearance of the Universe."
"Jacqueline''s voice is thrilling, powerful and moving. She sings straight from the soul, from the Essence of Life, and will leave you in joy and bliss."
Brandon Bays, author of "The Journey"
“Once in a while you come across a voice that lingers in the mind and awakens the soul. Jacqueline Rawe has such a voice. A truly gifted performer with the ability to captivate and inspire her audience. She is a STAR!”
Lady Margaret McNair, Executive Director: Citizens Commission on Human Rights U.K.
"Jacqueline Rawe is England’s Aretha. Her amazing voice and her up-lifting songs have the power to transform the toughest heart."
Deva Premal and Miten