Bristol, United Kingdom
Collette Warren is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Birmingham, with influences from Motown, jazz, reggae and soul, funk, 90′s R&B and disco. She has been singing from a very young age, thanks to growing up in a musical family.
In 2007 she moved to London to follow her long-held dream of becoming an artist, and was quickly noticed by MC Tali, who asked her to join her live jazz band as a backing singer. This was an amazing experience, giving her the confidence she needed and allowing her the opportunity to play such legendary venues as Ronnie Scott’s and the Jazz Café. She continued working closely with Tali until 2011, performing at Sun & Bass and a major festival in New Zealand. Since then, she has now made a respected name for herself as a solo artist in the drum & bass scene, performing all over the world and having written and recorded for many of the drum & bass scene’s leading producers.
Artists she has worked with so far include DJ Marky, Calibre, Skeptical, FD, Emperor & Riya, Quadrant, Iris & Kidhops, Ink, The Insiders, Ben Soundscape, Break, Utah Jazz, Random Movement, Klute, Philth, Facing Jinx, Mr Joseph, L-Side, Bachelors of Science & Lurch. And has had releases on labels such as Soul:r, Exit Records, Innerground, Commercial Suicide, V Recordings, Spearhead, CIA Deepkut, Intrigue and many more.. One of her most recognizable tracks is the massive ‘Desire’ with Skeptical, which was released on Soul:R in 2014. And in November 2018 she released her first solo EP ‘Hidden Lines’ on Innerground records which reached number 5 in the Beatport charts.
In more recent times, now residing in Bristol, she has put together a 6 piece live drum & bass band featuring some of drum & bass’s newest talents, Lurch, Ben Soundscape & Octopi. Together they have transformed Collette’s drum & bass songs into full on live versions and have also collaborated on writing brand new music together! Expect Funk, Soul, Jazz and of course Drum & Bass! But also pure vibes & energy!