- 02 Feb 23
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Signed to Soft Boy Records alongside Kojaque, Brien and Kean Kavanagh, the French-born, Belfast-based singer-songwriter is a gem waiting to be discovered. Célia was raised by musical parents on a mixture of soul, jazz and folk, and began playing in bands in her early teens. Subsequently, she found her sound in a mesh of R&B, trip-hop and soul. Alongside her own material, she has also worked with Gaptoof on ‘Forget U’, and Kojaque on his critically acclaimed debut album Town’s Dead, adding vocals to ‘Sex & Drugs’.
Hear: Célia’s debut EP Cécé.
Watch: Tiab’s video for ‘Creamy’ – originally penned as an ode to pints of stout in Cork pubs
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