Call Me Unique is a singer / songwriter heavily influenced by jazz, soul and the forgotten art of jazz scat-singing. Combining these elements with modern rap, beautiful melodies and soulful, thought-provoking lyrics, delivered by a voice of breathtaking beauty over her subtle guitar arrangements, her sound truly is “unique”. Described as merging the sounds of Ed Sheeran “loop pedal style” and Ella Fitzgerald inspired scatting – clever hints of idols Lisa Lopes, Lauren Hill and Ella Fitzgerald, her shows always leave her audiences wanting more.
One thing is for sure, “she makes her mark in music MORE than JUST the treble clef on her cheek.”
Born in Manchester and raised in Handsworth, Birmingham. Call Me Unique aka “Callmeunique” has sung from a very young age but picked up the guitar at 16 years old. Ever since has been travelling around Europe often solo but occasionally backed by full band. Renowned for her love of scatting and impromptu performances, whether it be a bus shelter or a stadium of 1000’s, she has always aimed to portray an honest and heartfelt performance to any willing crowd. “Call Me Unique” has had the opportunity to play at such well known UK festivals as Glastonbury 2013 and even European Festival’s such as NewSkoolRules 2015 (Hip Hop Fest in Rotterdam) and Music Camp 2013, supporting Polish superstar Bednarek. From this to regular touring in and around Hungary as guest vocalist on stages with Budapest favourites: “Amoeba Band” / “Soulclap Budapest” and many more, 2015 saw Call Me Unique reach many stretches of Europe for many a musical collaborations, appearances and adventures.
The “Genting Arena” (formally titled the “LG Arena”) in Birmingham have had Call Me Unique as one of their regular’s, opening the Genting Forum’s for international artists such as: Rihanna, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Jessie J and many more!
Alongside being heavily backed by the support of BBC 1XTRA’s DJ Target and the 1xtra team as “1 to Watch” she has been BBC 1xtra playlisted as TRACK OF THE WEEK with her signature single: “The Wife” by BBC INTRODUCING. Then following the BBC 1xtra playlisted single collaborative track “Time To Love” by Monkeyneck feat. Call Me Unique (Nov 2015)