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Charismatic vocalist, songwriter, “choir mistress from hell”, whose soulful voice was featured with The Guest Stars and Emma Peel Fan Club. Drawing on personal reworkings of a wide range of material from Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday and Chet Baker as well as her own songs, Laka D is a gifted singer whose voice really connects with the emotional centre of a song - a set of soul, gospel and blues inspired songs.
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Jazz guitarist and regular presenter of Radio 3's 'Jazz Notes', Deirdre Cartwright also co-runs with Alison Rayner her club, Blow The Fuse, at The Vortex. 'Soft, lyrical and heartfelt combination of contemporary jazz and urban music' -The Guardian.
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Jazz bassist and co-host of Blow The Fuse with Deirdre Cartwright at the Vortex Jazz Club.
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The Laka D All Stars, Josefina Cupido