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Brighton, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

Brighton, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
Band Alternative Singer/Songwriter


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""Who Loves Lives""

"Z-Star is to Norah Jones like parfum is to cologne. It's a question of intensity and the London based soul jazz songwriter has a voice that goes straight to the stomach *****" - Marie Claire, Italy


"Range, power and style, a soul jazz diva to watch out for" - The Guardian, UK

""Illegal Cargo""

"It's also admirably diverse: the epoynomous bookend tracks recall Patti Smith reciting poetry over a Lalo Schifrin film score; "Twisted Cupid" comes on like Sade with cojones, prowling around rainstreaked streets with Varano's sweet keys and Lady Z's guitar for company. Much more than a foil for Lady Z's vocals, "Illegal Cargo" reveals Slow Train Soul as a sleek, turbo-charged, thoroughly contemporary vehicle" - Time Out, UK


"PJ Harvey..Peaches, Morrisette, Z-Star. The women winning over the music scene with their transgressive, sensual energy" - L'Espresso, Italy

""Who Loves Lives""

"An artist at the peak of her powers, a record that could be thought of as the follow up to the famous Strange Fruit" - Tutto, Italy

""Masochists & Martyrs""

"Blown away, it's brilliant, it's the best album I've heard for ages. I love the realness of it, all the different flavours and colours, the musicality and song-craftiness:)
And you, sassy , cheeky , sexy, masterful, free and easy, in your
Something about it reminded me of some of the great albums of the 70s.
It's an instant classic.
Heart, soul, craft, fire, and passion, lightness, darkness, silence and noise, humour and pathos.
This album deserves to be heard!!!!!!!
You are a genius !!!" - Creative Director, Massive Attack (Michael Timothy)


"Her destiny is in the name: star of love and spiritual power, sent to open the hearts of free and sensitive people..chant of joy, freedom and love..." - Vogue Italia


16 Tons EP, Muthastar Records
UK release July 2013

Masochists & Martyrs, Muthastar Records
(Officially released in Italy with A Buzz Supreme, Self Distribution and Exotique - national radio airplay and press reviews / UK and Russia releases in March 2011)

Who Loves Lives: EMI Italy
(Top 20 single success, national radio airplay, MTV Live, Top of the Pops, 8page cover story in Vogue Italia etc.)

Illegal Cargo: Varano Music
Santimanitay: Varano Music
(Tracks featured on Buddha Bar, Nirvana Lounge, Hotel Costes, US HBO TV Series, TV adverts (S.Africa & Russia) / license deals with Quango, Playground Music, Discograf, Wagram, Tommy Boy etc.) / radio airplay across 10 countries




Born in East London to Trindadian parents, Z-Star is a shape-shifting Baroness Samedi morphing into Hendrix and screaming Jay Hawkins via Nina Simone and Joan Armatrading, benevolent and profound, always. "She makes Amy Winehouse seem like Max Bygraves with her shamanic rock" - D.Eales, TimeFM

To quote a fan, “she is the backlash or rather, tsunami against all the mediocre manufactured music that has been sweeping the planet. Simon Cowell is now hiding under his bed”.

A striking individual with a voice in a class of its own, Z-Star’s artistic energy is boundless. A born performer, she has ignited audiences from Radio City Hall (NYC) to The Royal Albert Hall, from Glastonbury to Roskilde to Polish Woodstock, performing throughout Europe, Russia and the US.

She has recorded and supported/performed with many international artists including Terry Callier, Keziah Jones, Richie Havens, George Benson, Max Sedgely, Nigel Kennedy, Meshell D’Degeocello, Mathe Herbert, in addition to dueting with Gabin on their new album “Double Triple” and forming a close friendship with maestro Mauro Pagani, recording & performing regularly together.

As Lady Z, she co-produced two SLOWTRAINSOUL albums with Danish Grammy nominee Morten Varano, achieving over 2m combined compilation sales worldwide. Her music has been featured on US hit series Californication, CSM Miami, Ugly Betty and Six Feet Under.