Florelie Escano

Florelie Escano

BandWorldReggae

Florelie is a Soul singer and songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. She has the vocal ability to match successful major artists such as Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera and Amy Winehouse. Listen to "Soulsearch" to hear Florelie demonstrate this, effortlessly.

Biography

Florelie is a Filipino-born Soul singer and songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. Growing up to the sounds of music legends such as Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin, it is only natural that she is making music filled with Soul.

It all started when a friend encouraged her to take singing lessons from The Jaansz School of Singing. She took the advice and not long after, the founder of the school, David Jaansz, noticed her natural vocal ability and range. He took her on as one of his students and introduced her to his industry contacts, as well as advising her to write her own songs. This led Florelie to start working with different musicians and build contacts which eventually got her gigs all over the country as well as an invitation to perform in San Francisco in 2002, at their annual PRIDE March. This festival had established musicians in their roster, including Cyndi Lauper.

More doors opened for Florelie as she diligently built her network. She has performed at Melbourne's R&B club circuit as well as being the lead singer in a number of funk/soul bands. She has performed at major venues such as The Crown Casino Showroom, The Metro, The Next Blue nightclub, Mercury Lounge, Club Odeon, Sheraton Towers, Hyatt Hotel, just to name a few.

As soon as Florelie was ready to hit the studio and record her debut EP in 2007, she met UK Hiphop/Reggae Artist and Producer, Wayne "Lotek" Bennet who was touring Australia at the time. She toured with his band as the singer which saw them performing at the Springseven Festival in Graz, Austria.

Florelie is now recording her debut album and will be performing extensively throughout Australia, with her local band, The Dreamchasers, as well as internationally (Europe and Japan) with Lotek.

Discography

I'm Leaving (by DJ Bonez ft Florelie Escano) - available on iTunes

Set List

1. Time
2. Don't Be Alarmed
3. Soul Searching
4. The Liberating Kind
5. Woman Scorned
6. Since You've Been Gone (Aretha Franklin cover)
7. Only Thing That Could Save You
8. Music Goes On
9. It's Alright
10. I Won't Say Goodbye