SUCH is a Boston born, New York raised, California educated, Chicago groomed independent Soul singer. She is currently riding a wave of excitement created by the release of her newest single, a soulful rendition of Paul McCartney’s ‘Maybe I’m Amazed‘ which has hit the top 10 on Soul music charts in the United Kingdom and Netherlands. Her previous single, ‘Sugar Maple’, peaked at #1 on the UK Soul Charts, the UK Amazon Soul/R&B MP3 Charts and the Independent UK Soul Charts. In the U.S., they’re both in rotation on several radio stations, most notably iHeart Radio, WYBC, Music Choice and Sirius XM’s Heart & Soul.
Such has also had her critically acclaimed acting debut as Celie in the regional premiere of the Color Purple, which earned her a Henry Award for Outstanding Actress In A Musical and Broadway World Awards for Best Actress and Best Acting Debut. She’s since joined the Actor’s Equity Association and has starred in an Emmy-winning NBC Special Feature and national TV commercials. She recently released her second album, ‘Trial And Error‘, on September 9th. It peaked at #46 on iTunes R&B charts and #2 on the Amazon R&B charts in the first week.
Just like her upbringing, Such’s road to music has been a scenic journey. Born to Haitian parents, it started at the age of 15 when she was invited to perform in the Grammy High School Jazz Ensemble for three consecutive years (2000-2002) and recorded a full length album with them each year. She had the privilege to tour LA’s best jazz clubs and venues – The Brown Derby, Spaghettini’s, The Knitting Factory, etc. She attended the Grammy Nominee Party and the Grammy Awards where she met and shared the stage with Erykah Badu, Yolanda Adams, Patrice Rushen, Peter Cincotti, Kurt Elling, Dave Koz, among others.
She spent the next few years leading choirs, praise teams and congregations in worship in Boston, Chicago, and Denver. That led her to work with international recording artist K’naan on the choral orchestration and arrangement of his hit single Wavin’ Flag. After making it through the end of Hollywood Week on American Idol’s 2012 season, she released her first album, Stretch Marks, a record drenched in Soul, R&B, Jazz and Gospel influences that marks the most poignant time of growth in her life. Such had her first nationwide tour during the winter of 2012, which took her to fabled venues in Chicago, New York City, Vegas, LA, Miami, Raleigh and Boston.
As a performer, Such has enough energy to power a small city, captivating and winning over audiences in renowned venues across the U.S., U.K, France, Japan and the Netherlands. As a songwriter, she’s a natural-born storyteller, weaving lyrical tapestry that captures the imagination and touches the soul. She connects emotionally as both through melodies that soar, woven in her clear and soulful voice, demanding that we all dream of a better world.
– About Stretch Marks
Such released her first full-length album, Stretch Marks, on May 5, 2012. She sets out to give new meaning to the term by encouraging her listeners to view life’s heartaches, tests and trials as growth, to harness the strength gained from these battles and to wear the resulting scars with pride. “Life is beautiful, not pretty. What makes it worth living are those things that push, stretch us beyond our limits.”
From the easy, laid back neo-soul vibes of “Mesmerized” to the rhythms of “Innocence Lost” to the hip-hop/spoken word title track, Such is able to tug at the heart strings and easily make the case that there is in fact beauty in imperfection.
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