Friday, 31 July 2009

Black Star: Finley Quaye

I first spied the gorgeous Finley Quaye many, many moons ago at the MOBOs -when his single 'Sunday Shining' was riding high in the charts. His positive, rooty, poptastic, sexy, skunking, reggae sound, -was a 'breath-of-fresh-air'. Finley was born with music in his blood; -in Edinburgh to an English mother [she died of a drugs overdose when Finlay was ten years old] and Nii Lante Augustus Kwamlah Quaye aka Cab Kaye; [the brother of noted guitarist, Caleb Quaye and jazz musician Terri Quaye]. He reached the UK Top 20 twice with "Sunday Shining", and "Even After All' -and went on to support/tour with soul legend, James Brown and worked with the likes of; Osibisa, Iggy Pop, Buju Banton, his cousin Tricky [yes the trickster is a quarter Ghanaian] and -many more. Currently living and working on a new album in Berlin, -and about to embark on a tour, -our Finley is most definitely back on the radar and I look forward to much, much more from this talented singer. For more information about Finley and his up coming tour dates -please visit: and

1 comment:

  1. I absolutly love finley, he is gorge and his voice is soooo unique x