Mychelle is a Singer and Song-writer born and raised in Hackney.
She has spent years busking in the London Underground, taking that opportunity to share her original songs to London commuters.
Her music influences include Brit ladies Amy Winehouse, Sade, Corinne Bailey Rae and Lianne La Havas as she blends soul, jazz and hints of indie throughout her music.
Stay tuned as she prepares to release her debut EP.
SDS: How did you find your performance?
Mychelle: I really enjoyed it. It was so nice to be on a stage again! Sadly there was no crowd but it was still a nice atmosphere with the crew around. It beats singing in my bedroom, as that’s all I’ve been doing for the last couple of months. Thank you so much for having me!
SDS: What got you into music?
Mychelle: Growing up, I would often sing with my sisters and my neighbours for fun. When I used to sing with my sisters, we would imitate Destiny’s child, of course! I also formed a band with my neighbours when we were around 11. We even created our own songs together too. In secondary school I started to sing more and by the time I got to college I decided that I wanted to pursue music as a career.
SDS: Who or what are your influences?
Mychelle: I always find this question really hard to answer because I am genuinely influenced by many different types of music. A lot of the time it’s actually the sounds used in a song or the melodies of the instruments that actually inspire me. When writing, I find that I am influenced by the movies/ series I watch and their stories.
SDS: We saw that you did a track with Idris Elba! How was that and how did it come about?
Mychelle: Aww! Honestly, I still can’t believe that this happened! This actually came about because the lady who runs his label spotted me busking and reached out to me on Instagram. After meeting up with her a few times, they invited me to be a part of the song. Yeah, It was such a blessing and I feel honoured to have been given that opportunity.
SDS: What’s the craziest thing someone has thrown in your case while busking?
Mychelle: Oooo...I feel like there has probably been something crazier but what comes to mind is a cigarette. This has happened on multiple occasions and I have never actually smoked before so I always found it funny when someone tipped me with a cigarette. Actually, an African Lady gave me Puff Puff and Jollof rice once. I wouldn’t say it was crazy but it was definitely memorable and very generous of her. :)
SDS: Do you have any releases coming soon?
Mychelle: I don’t have an exact date or anything but there is definitely something in the pipeline and I can’t wait to share it! It’s been a long time coming. :)