Amy Winehouse’s Last Gift to Us & Artist to Watch: Dionne Bromfield

| July 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

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While the death of international recording artist Amy Winehouse came as a shock to many and was a very horrible event, it shined light on one budding rose in her corner. Two days before she was found dead, Winehouse made an appearance on stage at the iTunes Festival in London, but she wasn’t there to perform.

Instead, her cameo was more of a gesture to draw attention to her protégé, 15-year-old Dionne Bromfield.

With the world on edge to see Winehouse’s last moments, the attention from this appearance would soon switch from the deceased singer to the one she called her god-daughter.

“Amy is really protective of me and that’s a good thing because I am only 14,” Bromfield said in an interview last year. “She is like a mother duck with me… We go shopping together and we love watching comedy programmes and she buys great presents. She has a heart of gold… Auntie Amy? She’s Mother Teresa.”

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The British soul singer-songwriter began taking singing seriously at the age of ten when her aunt, who happened to be a professional vocal coach, realized her potential. One year later, she sang for Amy for the first time and in September 2009 Bromfield was the first artist to be signed by Amy Winehouse’s record label, Lioness Records.

By October of that same year Dionne put out her first album, Introducing Dionne Bromfield. The album was a collection of Dionne covering music from classic soul artists and 1960’s girl groups. Dionne explains:

“Mostly I listen to Motown – the music is real and these songs I’ve chosen, I grew up around them. My mum had lots of old Motown LPs, and when you’re brought up listening to something you start singing the way these people are singing. My favourite singer is Marvin Gaye, and Aretha Franklin is amazing as well – she has such a great voice! I also like Ne-Yo much, I like Beyoncé, but I don’t want to go R&B or pop or something like that. I want to keep it soul.”

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Introducing Dionne Bromfield peaked at number 33 on the UK Album Charts and her second album which was released on July 4, 2011 Good For The Soul, debuted at number 53. Although light shed on Dionne stems from an unfortunate event, this is definitely torch passing at its finest.

Doesn’t she sound just like a mini Amy??

Here is the first single off of Bromfield’s second album ,”Yeah Right” feat. Diggy Simmons:


     

Check out her most current single “Foolin'”. To hear the remix which features Young Money’s Lil Twist click here.

Source: yahoomusic

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