Bashiyra – Independent


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Brand new soulful full length sophomore album from this ultra talented UK artist – co-produced by Herb Middleton.

Soulful, mesmerising and smooth are just a few of the words that describe her inimitable voice.
With a repertoire spanning neo-soul, jazz, classic soul, soulful house, dance and reggae, BASHIYRA has an ability to captivate, move and entertain diverse audiences. The greatest example of this capability was her rousing performance at The Opening Ceremony of The London 2012 Paralympic Games and a subsequent personal thank you letter from the then, UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

The highly anticipated sophomore album project ‘INDEPENDENT’ released July 27th 2018 has attracted international radio support, acclaimed reviews and is supported by a corporate clothing sponsorship deal with Eric Clapton/Cordings of Piccadilly

BASHIYRA established her career working as a backing vocalist for artists ranging from the iconic Queen and Michael Bolton, to the legendary Patti Labelle and Diana Ross.

Stylistic versatility whilst maintaining consistent standards is just one of the many things that distinguishes the talent that is BASHIYRA .2009 saw the release of her refreshing debut album, ‘Thought You Knew’, a balanced mix of neo-soul, jazz and dance harnessed by her rich, soulful and emotive voice. This successful self-release led to BASHIYRA receiving “The Soul Baby Live Award 2011” and in the same year, Black Women in the Arts awarded her “The Nina Simone Award” for
her outstanding work in the area of jazz, an award also acknowledged and endorsed by the official legacy estate of Dr Nina Simone.

‘One Shot At Love’ (released in 2013 on Expansion Records) topped The UK Soul Charts at #5
and includes shared song-writing contributions with Amar Naik and David Nathan (founder of, music historian, billboard contributor and global authority on soul music).

‘INDEPENDENT’ the new album extends production credits to BASHIYRA, Herb Middleton, whose production discography includes Teddy Pendergrass, Mary J Blige and Phyllis Hyman and PE Productions (LA Reid). BASHIYRA writes with Crystal Johnson (who has written for Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Anthony Hamilton and Angie Stone) and Richard Rudolph (who co-wrote the Minnie Riperton classic Lovin’ You).



Track Listing

Disc 1

No. Track Preview
01. Delightful Listen
02. Sailing Listen
03. Mountain Listen
04. Mystified Listen
05. Mother Earth Listen
06. Just Can't Be Wrong Listen
07. Loneliness Won't Leave Me Listen
08. Independent
09. Piano In The Dark
10. Loving Free Listen
11. I Should Be Dancing Listen
12. You Know How To Love Me Listen
13. Want Chu' Back Listen
14. You Haven't Seen Nothing Yet Listen
15. Life's So Fun Listen
16. Don't Give Up Listen
17. It's Working Out Listen

Additional information

input date 20th July 2018





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