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Sounds Like: Dusty Springfield, Stevie Nicks, Chaka Khan, Etta James, Ronnie Spector
Manager: Robmont Music Promotions
Bio: With a voice and classic writing style reminiscent of torch singers past, Kareña can belt out those blues or sizzle with smoky jazz vocals.
Hailing from the north of England originally, Kareña came up through the big band scene there before embarking on what became an international music career ...See Full Bio
“Last night featured two artists who deserve to be up there in the lists but owing to the parlous state of the music business today aren’t receiving the plaudits they deserve. Karena K is a small lady with a huge voice and she kicked off playing sax while her band steamed into ‘Let My Baby Ride’. When she started singing she suddenly seemed a lot taller – no small voice this one. She has grit as well as soul in her voice and the feel of Joe Cocker at his best but she also has delicacy in the vocals as well. The set featured a stirring ‘Battered And Blue’ but the real highlights were all drawn from her Northern Soul roots – a knockout ‘Tainted Love’ shorn of all the Soft Cell angularity and a version of ‘The Letter’ that was all about Joe Cocker’s style but still kept the truth and feeling of hope in the Boxtops version. The set was well received and it was easy to see why she has been shortlisted for awards in poll after poll. (Review of 100 Club Gig)”