Northern UK dance producer Bisou presents his first track in the form of ‘Ain’t Got Nobody’. The song is out now on new label LPP and features the vocals of Kelli-Leigh. The track was selected by Mistajam as his Inbox Fresh Selection on BBC 1Xtra, is now on regular rotation on his show and was also recently included on Radio 1’s Dance Anthems show.
Whether it’s getting her Whitney Houston on for Duke Dumont & Jax Jones’ global Grammy nominated anthem, ‘I Got U’, or coming like Toni Braxton for Second City’s club smash ‘I Wanna Feel’,
Kelli-Leigh’s vocal usually hits the spot. Both no.1 singles in the UK and across Europe (‘I Got U’ also topping the Billboard Dance Chart), she went on to join Duke Dumont’s first European tour,
which included the ILoveTechno festival, playing the main stage at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball and performing for Fearne Cotton on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. A performance in the window of
Topshop to launch Kate Moss’ new collection also proved popular as the sounds of ‘I Got U’ with Duke’s live band apparently brought the Oxford Circus crowds to a standstill.
Having since lent her voice to Ferreck Dawn & Redondo’s ‘Love Too Deep’, Duke Dumont’s ‘The Giver (Reprise)’ & ‘Melt’, Low Steppa’s club charger ‘So Real’ (previously no.1 on Music Week’s
Cool Cuts chart), and Ministry of Sound signing A Minor’s ‘Be Mine’, it’s fair to say she’s possibly fast becoming the go-to-girl for vocal house.
Kelli-Leigh spends her days in her south London studio where she’s been writing with an array of talent including MK, Jax Jones, DJ SKT, Ferreck Dawn, Low Steppa, Michael Calfan and more. She
also has two co-writes also on Duke Dumont’s forthcoming album and previously toured with Adele on her ’21’ album (and performed alongside at The Grammy’s, The Oscars & The Brit Awards), as
well as lending her BV’s on tours for Leona Lewis and Jessie J.
Other behind the scenes work has included vocal arrangements for Rita Ora while an earlier collaboration with Bingo Players on ‘Cry (Just A Little)’ back in 2011 has wracked up an impressive 17
million video plays on YouTube.
As 2016 shapes up to be a busy one, Kelli is still finding time to build up her musical repertoire, recording demos on a vintage set up, capturing the emotion the technology and sonics of decades ago allowed.