Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Cover Girl Is a Star

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Cover Girl Is a Star

Article excerpt

Byline: DAVID SMYTH

POP Joss Stone Ronnie Scott's, W1 David Smyth LONDON was introduced to Joss Stone last night.

We are going to get on famously.

Unusually for a British singer, Stone has been successfully making a name for herself in the US before attempting to woo her homeland. According to MTV, Americans have been lapping up the sounds of the girl from "the little English town of Devon". Even more unusually, she sings like a 20-stone, black-soul mama, but is white, flab-free and just 16 years old.

She appeared here at a small, short showcase for the British music industry so that the fuss can begin in the week her debut album, The Soul Sessions, is given a low-key release prior to a bigger push in February. "Hiya," was all she said before draping her warm, mature and, yes, soulful vocals over The Chokin' Kind, the first of an impeccably chosen set of covers.

A fast-buck obsessive such as Simon Cowell could have had Stone on Saturday television by now, crooning syrupy versions of boringly obvious soul hits. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.