Laura Mvula at The Tabernacle

If you haven't heard of this lady then rest assured you will soon enough. Her album was released on Monday and she is set to become a huge star. Her mesmerising voice and beguiling appearance hide her rather down to earth personality.

I was very fortunate to attend her album launch on Monday evening at the Tabernacle, a full house that was blown away by her extraordinary voice. The music: a mix of soul, gospel and jazz with a strong African sound is written by Laura herself.  The band, which includes her brother and sister, provides fantastic support to her voice. Despite her ethereal appearance Laura seems very much a family girl and rather bewildered by her success. I hope she keeps this rather humble quality and I look forward to hearing a lot more from her. So go and listen to her music right away!