Ayoe Angelica

Ayoe Angelica

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Danish-Ethiopian female jazz/soul singer Ayoe Angelica, age 21, is a debutant. Ayoe delivers an unheard and exciting combination of soulful vocals, acoustic elements and crunchy electronics, complemented by a touch of lo-fi jazz. Went direct into Itunes Jazzpop charts in France and Germany.

Biography

Ayoe Angelica – I’m Amazed

The Danish-Ethiopian female jazz/soul singer Ayoe Angelica, age 20, has just finished her debut album I'm Amazed.
In co-operation with producer and composer Mads B. B. Krog a.k.a. Plateaux Techniques, Ayoe delivers an unheard and exciting combination of soulful vocals, acoustic elements and crunchy electronics, complemented by a touch of lo-fi jazz.

Ayoe Angelica is one of those young talents you unsuccessfully could travel around the world looking for. And then it turns out that she walks around in Scandinavia in the small country of Denmark. The 20-year-old Danish/Ethiopian singers' debut I’m amazed is an album that sets new standards for what modern pop, jazz/soul can, and wants to do. Ayoe Angelica wants to do quite a lot. Besides presenting us to some of the most intelligent music with hit guarantee heard in a long time, she is also a young woman with great social and human indignation. Ayoe Angelica is determined that 10 percent of the profit from I’m Amazed goes to relieve poor children in her second home country of Ethiopia.

A natural talent
Ayoe Angelica is a natural talent, who started singing before she could speak.
She grew up in the countryside of Denmark, and from her parents she received musical input stretching from Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald to Spice Girls.
To her parents free musical and creative upbringing and large record collection was added singing and music teaching, all though many of her song teachers had to - after first being overwhelmed - recognize that a talent of Ayoe Angelicas calibre was difficult to combine with an ordinary Scandinavian song teaching tradition. In school she became interested in jazz music, formed her own jazz band, while at the same time becoming lead singer in the local big band. This brought her to a traditional Riverboat jazz festival, where she during a jam session met the Danish producer Mads B. B. Krog.
He was completely thrilled by Ayoe Angelicas voice and stage performance and immediately suggested that they worked together.

The meeting
The producer, musician and composer Mads B. B. Krog had, through a 10 year period with more than 100 releases behind him, finally developed his completely personal musical sound and musical language called Plateaux Techniques.
The meeting between them sparkled. Immediately after ending high school Ayoe Angelica left home and moved to Copenhagen. Here she and Mads B.B. Krog began the work on what later would become the album I’m Amazed.

The creation
This is the result. 11 completely irresistible songs that all move around in a musical borderland, one can attempt to characterize as a mixture of crunchy electronics, lo-fi jazz and melodic soul. But one should be careful to label Ayoe Angelica and I’m Amazed with too many designations. Because this is first and last a musical mix of creative genre defining and refreshing character, that leaves one speechless - and you really just have to listen, sense and experience it with an open mind. Ayoe Angelica – I’m Amazed

Lyrics

dr. jekyll

Written By: krog/stavnstrup/larsen

Your character is fading out
The image I had made of you
All colours in your signature
They use to be now they’re all blue

An eye for an eye turn the other cheek
Dr Jekyll what you want from me

Could you really love some one like me
Would you really want someone to be

All colours in your signature
They use to be now they’re all blue

An eye for an eye turn the other cheek
Dr Jekyll what you want from me

Could you really love some one like me
Would you really want someone to be

Discography

Dr. Jekyll - single 2008
I'm Amazed - album 2009
Sugar - single 2009

Set List

Never Drown
Dr. Jekyll
Also On A Tuesday
Left Side
Sugar
Black Coffee
God bless the child
Get A Hold
I Want You
Everybody Loves You
Face With Nobody