NEW FAVOURITES CHERRI V ‘BROWN EYED SOUL 1.0’

With three critical acclaimed EPs, a UK top 20 single with Lethal Bizzle, a successful collaboration with Wiley plus millions of views and streams already under her belt, British singer, songwriter and soul songstress Cherri V is a revered musician in her own right and is widely regarded as one of Britain’s best pure vocal talents.
Although Cherri has remained an independent artist, she has cultivated a steady following whilst gaining recognition from the likes of The Telegraph, Yahoo Music, BBC 1Xtra, Capital Xtra, MTV Base, MOBO Awards and BET, all singing her praises.

In what has been an eventful career so far, Cherri V has shared the stage and worked with some of her musical idols, including touring with Eric Benet, who she grew up listening to, opening for Brandy, Floetry and Musiq Soul Child in London, and performing with Teedra Moses in Europe. On top of that, Cherri V has also been embraced by UK veterans such as Jessie J, Donae’o, Terri Walker, and Kim Mazelle, to mention a few.

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The vibrato queen has finally blessed us with her most intimate E.P so far. I feel like Brown Eyed Soul is a re-introduction to Cherri Voncelle for those that have been following her music for years and also a fresh introduction for those that are not familiar with Cherri’s previous music.

I love the upbeat sounds from the various producers such as Beat Freakz, Hannah V and features from  Roxxxvn, Sincerely Wilson to create just good quality music. This E.P doesnt feel like its boxed into labels of genres its just vibes. ‘Situationships’feat Sincerely Wilson is one of my favourites because it’s so relatable for everybody, its full of mood and melodies.  My personal favourite is ‘Leave Me Be’because at the time when I heard it that’s exactly how I felt, I was on going to Ibiza so stressed. Someone was actually “trying my patience.” I just wanted to left alone. On the other hand I really like melody and the bouncy beat of ‘Runaway.’

There is just only 8 tracks filled with meaningful content.

BROWN EYED SOUL 1.0 OUT NOW!!

http://hyperurl.co/CherriVBESVol1

Also Cherri has her 1st headline show coming up 29th May @ The Islington.

Performing and sharing the reasons behind her songs is also an absolute moment for her, and what continues to drive her. Getting feedback that her music has had an emotional effect and connection with listeners, is what encourages Cherri V to keep writing with her heart on her sleeve.

GET YOUR TICKETS

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/cherrivoncelle

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cherrivoncelle/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CherriV/

Words By Vanessa Ryan

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“MANDEM” IN THE WORDS OF JOSS SIMMONS.

Hi Readers.

Thank you for reading the first instalment of Man Dem with Dayo. It sparked more interest to Inspire Mysmile from readers worldwide. If you havent read the interview you can here “MANDEM” GETTING TO KNOW DAYO.

The 2nd instalment comes from Joss Simmons who I’ve known as DJ Simmons from the “house”circuit and we’ve always kept in contact via social media. As the years have passed little did I know that he is also a fantastic ‘manny’ and worked in Child Care. The more Joss spoke out more about his profession it sparked more interest and I guess more clients as they heard about his services and skills  he has with children. Whats more unique is that he is a man in a role that’s usually associated with women. In a sense he is breaking several  stereotypes by encouraging more men in to child care. Joss has also featured on numerous blogs and podcasts and is an ambassador for Free your Mind.

http://www.freeyourmindcic.com/josss-story/

Joss has now established his business “Jossy Care” and still DJs.

Joss…. I’m now 30  years old, but before I reached this milestone one day I found grey hairs in my beard and I just here thinking how and why?

I’ve always had a love for music I have old ears and I’m often caught listening to Gil Scott Heron,Dennis Brown and even Starvue. As a teenager I was fascinated  with UKG and I thought I was the 3rd member of “Heartless Crew”. I was also their biggest fan lol. These 3 guys made me fall in love with UKG and pirate radio but it was my mum and godmother who introduced me to garage, the sounds of Tuff Jam, DJ Spoony and  Todd Edwards etc. This is where my love for music built me up to wanting to become a DJ. Over the years I’ve ventured from UKG on vinyl and grew up on grime then matured to house using CDJS or a laptop.

That’s the sound I now play from the heart. Its taken me to every nightclub in London, as well as Ibiza and has had me organising my own events with other like-minded DJ’s and promoters.  Whilst doing the DJ thing  I also dabbled in retail from working for McDonalds to Harrods, JD Sports, Next and even Tesco’s as well as office work.

I give thanks to my mother for helping me find a career path by showing me an advert for a job in a nursery.

At the time I was volunteering in my little brothers school and nursery before hand. I applied for the role my mum found in the newspaper and got the job on the spot. It’s during my time at that nursery that I found that working with children was for me and god given role. I’ve now been working in childcare for over 10 years and I can honestly say its changed my life and helped me become a loving, patient, grateful and honest soul.

I’ve worked in care homes with teenagers that suffer from mental health as well as ex or repeat offenders. Youth clubs doing mentoring and DJ work shops, managing a nursery as well as being a room leader, a family co-coordinator running mother and baby groups to now owning a small babysitting and nanny service that supplies male and female child carers . Its only at the age of 29 that I was made aware by my GP that I had depression and anxiety due to childhood trauma and self-inflicted things whilst growing up lifestyle, relationships not knowing ones self etc.

Now I’m at a stage of finding coping mechanisms and realising this journey is for me and me alone. But its this new journey that has opened doors for me and I can now say I’m a public speaker on domestic violence and men’s mental health.  And I’m owning it yes Me Joss Aquesi Cambridge – Simmons.

It’s so humbling and admiring to see growth. I also love that he encourages self-love to women as well sharing his day-to-day activities with the children he cares for. I am so glad that I have finally featured Joss on Inspire Mysmile as it been a long time coming.

Listen to Joss on Cut The Chat Podcast: : https://soundcloud.com/cutthechat/ep-67-man-like-joss

For more info about Jossy Care

WEBSITE: jossycare.co.uk

PODCAST: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/tag-me-in-podcast/id1229670541?mt=2&i=1000408408275

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/JossyCare

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/JossyCare2/

FOR MUSIC/EVENTS INFO

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/DjJossSimmons

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/djjosssimmons/

Thank you Joss for sharing your journey, being humble and allowing me to feature your story on here.

Words by Joss Simmons

Edited by Vanessa Ryan

“MANDEM” GETTING TO KNOW DAYO

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Hi Readers.

Its been a little longer than planned since I last posted but I am here now and for the next few weeks into June ahead of Fathers Day I will be featuring a variety of men from different industries in different roles as part of “ManDem” feature. This is just to put the spotlight on guys who are working on projects and also for me personally to reach out to different people who interest me and hopefully to inspire my readers to don’t give up on their dreams, goals and just enjoy life.

I recently did an interview with London-based music producer/DJ Dayo and we spoke about everything from recent performances, his sounds, inspiration and more.  He has worked with “Lady Leshurr, cult act Prophets From Beyond and also DJ’s for G-Shock.” Dayo currently has a new single called ‘Freely’ featuring singer-songwriter Elo Melo. He says.

‘Soul’ is the key ingredient that is sprinkled throughout his EDM and Hiphop/R&B productions.

Hi Dayo how are you doing?  Please could you tell us about yourself to the Inspire readers?

Hi, I’m Dayo.

I was born and raised in London and I’ve been involved in music for a few years now. I’d describe myself as a creative whose main outlet is making dope music.

Recently you performed your new single ‘Freely’ with Elo-Melo at an event how was that and was that the first time you have performed the single?

Yes, it was at an event called The Reveal Lounge.  It was a cool, intimate vibe and a good chance to see the reception to ‘#Freely’ up close and live.  It was actually the first time I’d ever seen Elo-Melo perform myself and she was excellent.  She had the audience up on their feet from start to finish!

Tell us more about Elo-Melo..

Elo-Melo  is a singer-songwriter based in London and Paris.  She has a very soulful tone to her voice which probably stems from her gospel background.  I think she’s one of those people who are really naturally gifted at their craft.  When we recorded ‘#Freely’, she was suffering from a cold and sore throat and still pulled off the performance you hear on the track.  She half wrote and half freestyle the lyrics to the song.  I’m personally excited to hear more from her as she writes songs to inspire others.  We all need a bit of inspiration at times.

Love that

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/misselomelo/

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/freely-feat-elo-melo-single/1343912699?app=music&ign-itsct=1343912699-1343912699&ign-itscg=0176&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

I was listening to your previous productions from 2011 where most of your music is Hip-Hop with hints of Afro pop and EDM and so it seems you like to mix and play with a bit of everything but what Genre or sounds do you prefer?

I predominantly make House music and Hiphop but touch other genres occasionally.  What genre I decide to create is normally based on my mood at the time or what I’ve been listening to the most.  In my music, you’ll often hear various elements such as; Jazz, Funk, Hi-Life and Juju music (the latter is a Yoruba genre pioneered by King Sunny Ade).  I like the 80’s synth, electronic sound too.

Listening to ‘Freely’ I feel like soulful house/ house sounds is your niche, So are you collaborating/working on new singles?

Yeah, I love me some Soulful, Afro House!  It offers a balancing act between doing things from a deeper place, the soul, but then, you can just have a dance.  It’s great music to dance to, which is generally what I want music to make me do when I’m listening to it.

My next single will be somewhat different to the vibe of ‘#Freely’ though.  A bouncy and jazzy Deep House flex with an African influence rhythm-wise.  It will be out in June but I haven’t decided on a title for it yet.  I’ve also collaborated with a singer by the name of Evangeline for a future single that I’m putting the finishing touches to.  It’s called ‘The One’ and is a weird futuristic, left-field, Kate Bush type song!

oooh I will sure will be looking forward to your next singles and I love that you are collaborating with singers as I’m sure there is a need for more vocal tracks and singers in the House scene collectively and it’s always good when producers work with singers and then say 12-18 months later they have their own projects, E.P and opens the doors to more opportunities.

Remember where you heard Elo-Melo and Evangeline first people!! (Laughing)

Any future plans of working with Lady Leshurr again?

Until you asked me this question, I hadn’t really thought about it.  It was great to work with her before and cool to know that the track I made brought out the singer in her.  ‘Do You Miss Me?’ was the first time she sang a hook, R&B style.  I went on to organise the launch of her following ‘Mona Leshurr EP’ which was a crazy fun experience.   Her schedule is mad busy these days so let’s see what the future holds.

Wow you learn something new everyday. The Mona Leshurr EP is big still

Shout out to Lady Leshurr as well definitely the most creative, think out of the box artist and all round grafter and has also put our home city on the map from early.

Who would you love to work with now?

In the EDM arena – I’d love to work with Black Coffee, Laidback Luke (mentored Avicii) and Calvin Harris because he’ll basically guarantee you a number 1 hit.

Otherwise, I’d love to work with The Neptunes – Chad and Pharrell in the same studio!  Missy Elliott would be a dream.  On a more local level, I’d have to say Nao.  Her voice is so nice.  We’d make magic.

Dream high well I say go for it, speaking about Nao she would sound nice on a soulful house track. I would love to know what she is working on at moment.  But you should reach out to her.

(Wild Card question) What inspires your smile?

Good music, good food and good weather.  I’m a simple guy.

What should we look out for from Dayo?

The video for ‘#Freely’ is out in June and it looks great. It features a young, amazing dancer Lauryn Bryan(IG: @Laurynbryan.dance).

You can follow me on the usual socials @dayomuzic, to keep up to date with release dates, DJ gigs and all things in between.

http://smarturl.it/e84ytg#Freely – Link to All Stores

http://smarturl.it/e84ytg/itunes – iTunes

http://smarturl.it/e84ytg/spotify – Spotify

http://smarturl.it/e84ytg/applemusic – Apple Music

http://smarturl.it/e84ytg/tidal – Tidal

http://smarturl.it/e84ytg/deezer – Deezer

http://smarturl.it/e84ytg/amazonmusicbuy – Amazon

http://smarturl.it/e84ytg/googleplay – Google Play

Check out Dayo’s Deep Soulful House Mix

 

Thank you to Dayo for sharing and introducing us to his music it was a plesure.

Look out for the next instalment of ‘ManDem’ which I have been saving for sooo long just waiting for the right time to the next guys story. This one will be special.  I am currently working on a playlist that is solely by male artists so if you would like to featured on the next playlist please email inspiremysmile@icloud.com.

Interview edited by Vanessa Ryan

NEW MUSIC- RICARDO WILLIAMS| LETHAL BIZZLE| MISHA B

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Ricardo Willams has been causing a stir with his track ‘Come Over’ which has been championed on BBC 1xtra  heavily. ‘Come Over’ was also added to the Inspire Mysmile’s Valentines Mix which you can check ot here GIVE ME THE GREEN LIGHT PLAYLIST

Premiered on DJ Ace’s ‘Everything RnB’ show on 1Xtra, Ricardo Williams is back with a remix to his single ‘Come Over’ produced by DG Beats  has teamed up with fellow UK RnB peers J Warner, Jordan King and Mark Asari, the Birmingham based singer says;

“I honestly feel like it’s such a great time for UK RnB right now with so many talented artists in our own backyard. This remix is for the culture. I am a big fan of the 3 of them and the fact that I got them all on the same song is crazy! But it just goes to show, RnB is back and definitely here to stay!”

The remix follows the continued success of the original version which received radio support from BBC 1Xtra, The Beat London, Reprezent Radio, Westside Radio, Pulse88 Radio and more.

2018 is going to be a non-stop year for Ricardo. ‘Come Over’ is the first release from his upcoming EP ‘Intermission’ set to be dropped later in the year. The year will also see him performing live as well as  supporting Faith Evans on her UK tour in April and he will be performing at DJ Ace’s RnB Showcase at Liverpool’s prestigious Sound City Festival in May.

Lyric Video : https://youtu.be/MWsTTC3mMgY

SOCIALS

Instagram – instagram.com/IamRicardoWilliams
Web – www.iamricardowilliams.com
Twitter – twitter.com/iamricardow
Soundcloud – @iamricardowill
Facebook – facebook.com/iamricardowilliams
contact – info@iamricardowilliams.com

LETHAL BIZZLE

Lethal is still on the bubbling vibes with Diztortion as they team up again with the single ‘Flex’ possibly the most feel good tune that makes you want to bubble and flex with the bass. It’s such a TUUUNE!!

FLEX OUT NOW

radi.al/LethalBizzleFlex

SOCIALS:

 https://twitter.com/lethalbizzle

https://facebook.com/lethalbizzlemusic

https://instagram.com/lethalbizzle

Snapchat: Denchchat

https://vine.co/v/OtiXq3UFwhT

MISHA B

Misha B has dropped a new flow called ‘Rosa Parks Flow’ produced by Skripture.

I love Misha B from X Factor days to productions with Mike Delinquent so to hear Misha on a more poetry, soul searching vibe is refreshing and I really like this track.

Let me know what you the readers think?

OUT NOW itunes.apple.com/gb/album/rosa-parks-flow-single/1361601957https://itunes.apple

SOCIALS

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iammishab

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IamMishaB

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iammisha_b/

Look out for this months playlist COMING SOON

https://soundcloud.com/search?q=inspire%20mysmile

Words By Vanessa Ryan

NEW PLAYLIST -WOMENS SPECIAL

Hi readers

I would like to apologise for the lack of posts for womens month. Every year Inspire Mysmile normally has a theme or just blog some inspiring stories however this year due to personal circumstances I havent been able to feature as much as I would have liked to. However I have managed to put together a small all female playlist who have some banging  tunes and I am just totally loving the vibes and appreaciating the beats and vocals from these artists. I really hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.

 

 

CHERRI V FEAT. ROXXANN – “Swimming”

 

 

EGYPT “START OVER”

Egypt Official New Single ‘Start Over’ produced by @Jt_m1 teaser video filmed by Taylor Out Now : https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/sta…

Follow Egypt on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/egyptofficial/

Follow Egypt on Twitter here: http://www.twitter.com/egyptofficial

Check out Egypt’s website here: http://www.egyptofficial.com

 

You can download/buy DBT Remix

https://itunes.apple.com/fi/album/dbt-remix-feat-lady-leshurr-queenie-shystie-stush-little/1355133838

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lioness/

Twitter: @LionessOfficial

Facebook: @LionessOfficial

 

Words By Vanessa Ryan