SHINGAI REVEALS VIDEO FOR DEBUT SOLO SINGLE ‘COMING HOME’

TAKEN FROM FORTHCOMING EP ‘ANCIENT FUTURES’

HEADLINE SHOW AT THE JAZZ CAFE ON APRIL 17

Shingai

Shingai, legendary front woman and bassist from the Noisettes ignites a new chapter

with her debut solo EP, ‘Ancient Futures'.

The EP finds Shingai at the vanguard of a new era of pop. Live instruments

 and future forward programming sit comfortably beside the melodies 

and rhythms inspired by her Southern African heritage. With an 

effervescent soundscape, the record is fearlessly infused with a soulful 

yet  boisterous energy, making the music electrifying and compelling.

 Distinguished for her memorising and dramatic performances, be prepared 

to be taken on a sonic odyssey.

Gaining notoriety through her band The Noisettes, Shingai went on to sell over a

million albums worldwide and they are still a treasured household name. “What’s The

Time Mr Wolf” was a critically acclaimed record whilst “Wild Young Hearts” went

platinum. They have sold out tours and headlined legendary festivals across four

continents, playing in over 30 countries to date and were dubbed the “Best live band

in Britain” by The Guardian.

Striking out as a solo artist, she’s no stranger to collaboration having worked with a

range of artists counting Paul McCartney, Will.i.am, Dave Okumu, Annie Lennox,

Mick Jones, RZA and Giorgio Moroder. Her eclecticism is an unrivalled spectrum,

producing dancefloor classics such as ‘Hey Hey’ (Dennis Ferrer) and ‘We Just Don’t

Care’ with ShyFX.

Recently she has diversified her career by lending her skills to acting. Landing a lead

role in British Indie Film ‘Faces’ directed by Joseph Adesunloye which premiered at

the Durban Film Festival and will be due for general release in late 2018. A

testament to her dynamic presence on screen we will see her play the iconic warrior

Queen Hatshepsut in the first all-black cast Hollywood blockbuster set for release in

2019, ‘Protector Of The Gods’ the Egyptian trilogy charting the empires’ most

powerful female Pharaohs. Alongside a golden list of executive producers including

Rhonda Ross and Prince Jackson.

Shingai’s highly anticipated release as an independent artist, ‘Ancient Futures’ will

be released Spring/Summer 2019. The first single ‘Coming Home’ was inspired by

Thomas Mapfumo’s classic hit ‘Shumba’ and represents the journey of Zimbabwean

music, whose legacy she is taking into the future. Fans will be taken on a cinematic

journey with a music video written, co-directed and conceptualised by Shingai. Shot

on location in Zimbabwe it will showcase the rarely depicted vibrancy of Zim’s capital

(Harare), Domboshawa, creatives and people. With the behind the scenes of the

video captured on film as part of the BBC’2 series ‘Africa with Ade Adepitan’, in the

last of the four episodes.

A local hero to Deptford Shingai is also an ambassador for Second Wave Youth Arts

and the Midi Music Company, where you can find her immortalised on a celebratory

mural on their wall on Watson Street. A “living, breathing, manifestation of Rock &

Roll” according to Rolling Stone, Shingai’s performances are pure artistry.


Shingai, legendary front woman and bassist from the Noisettes ignites a new chapter

with her debut solo EP, ‘Ancient Futures'.

The EP finds Shingai at the vanguard of a new era of pop. Live instruments and

future forward programming sit comfortably beside the melodies and

rhythms inspired by her Southern African heritage. With an effervescent

soundscape, the record is fearlessly infused with a soulful yet boisterous

energy, making the music electrifying and compelling. Distinguished for her

memorising and dramatic performances, be prepared to be taken on a sonic

odyssey.

Gaining notoriety through her band The Noisettes, Shingai went on to sell over a

million albums worldwide and they are still a treasured household name. “What’s The

Time Mr Wolf” was a critically acclaimed record whilst “Wild Young Hearts” went

platinum. They have sold out tours and headlined legendary festivals across four

continents, playing in over 30 countries to date and were dubbed the “Best live band

in Britain” by The Guardian.

Striking out as a solo artist, she’s no stranger to collaboration having worked with a

range of artists counting Paul McCartney, Will.i.am, Dave Okumu, Annie Lennox,

Mick Jones, RZA and Giorgio Moroder. Her eclecticism is an unrivalled spectrum,

producing dancefloor classics such as ‘Hey Hey’ (Dennis Ferrer) and ‘We Just Don’t

Care’ with ShyFX.

Recently she has diversified her career by lending her skills to acting. Landing a lead

role in British Indie Film ‘Faces’ directed by Joseph Adesunloye which premiered at

the Durban Film Festival and will be due for general release in late 2018. A

testament to her dynamic presence on screen we will see her play the iconic warrior

Queen Hatshepsut in the first all-black cast Hollywood blockbuster set for release in

2019, ‘Protector Of The Gods’ the Egyptian trilogy charting the empires’ most

powerful female Pharaohs. Alongside a golden list of executive producers including

Rhonda Ross and Prince Jackson.

Shingai’s highly anticipated release as an independent artist, ‘Ancient Futures’ will

be released Spring/Summer 2019. The first single ‘Coming Home’ was inspired by

Thomas Mapfumo’s classic hit ‘Shumba’ and represents the journey of Zimbabwean

music, whose legacy she is taking into the future. Fans will be taken on a cinematic

journey with a music video written, co-directed and conceptualised by Shingai. Shot

on location in Zimbabwe it will showcase the rarely depicted vibrancy of Zim’s capital

(Harare), Domboshawa, creatives and people. With the behind the scenes of the

video captured on film as part of the BBC’2 series ‘Africa with Ade Adepitan’, in the

last of the four episodes.

A local hero to Deptford Shingai is also an ambassador for Second Wave Youth Arts

and the Midi Music Company, where you can find her immortalised on a celebratory

mural on their wall on Watson Street. A “living, breathing, manifestation of Rock &

Roll” according to Rolling Stone, Shingai’s performances are pure artistry.

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