The vocally talented Angie A has written a highly original track that is also finding contemporary relevance in the media today.
‘Essex Girl (Professional)’ is a female empowering track taking influence from reality television show, The Only Way Is Essex, and also from the Dagenham girls of the 60s who went on strike for women’s fair pay. Consequently, Angie is supporting the #IamanEssexGirl campaign to have the term, which has been considered offensive, removed from the dictionary.
As for the track itself, Angie adopts a very upbeat, rhythm and blues style with a classic walking bass line proving that the style of music is hardly dated; Angie is reinventing the genre for a modern audience by making the content of her lyrics so pertinent and up to date.
In the past, Angie has even appeared on Britain’s Got Talent where she received positive comments from acclaimed judges, Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan. In comparison to other artists, Angie is not a million miles away from the likes of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerals or Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues band.
Angie regularly sings swing and jump-jive songs with one of her bands and she originally penned the song as an unofficial Comic Relief anthem. She raised money within her community to fund the recording of the song (plus over £300 for Comic Relief) and with every purchase of the single, 5p will be donated to her chosen charities, The Prince’s trust, The Trussell Trust and Help Musicians UK.
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