@ Vortex Outdoors, Gillett Square
28 September 2008
Click an image to enlarge.
“My parents have occasionally suggested I should get
a normal job, but I cannot imagine doing anything other than singing…
it’s the only thing that really turns me on…!”
Imaani has performed worldwide on television, in the studio, and
live - with such luminaries as Jocelyn Brown, Gloria Gaynor, Incognito,
Betty Wright, Mica Paris, Stephen Marley, Julian Marley, Carleen
Anderson and Leon Ware, to name but a few. Her emotive lead vocal
contributions can be heard on the Urban Species Blanket album, Incognito’s
“Eleven”, “Beneath The Surface” and “Adventures
in Black Sunshine” albums, as well as many other collaborative
projects from The Soca Soul Orchestra to The Super-Phonics.
As the UKs entry to the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest with “Where
are you” she performed in front of a live audience of 15,000
and a worldwide TV audience of a staggering 100 million people.
The success of this performance resulted in a top 15 position in
the UK chart and a celebrated number 1 position in several European
countries. This led to numerous TV appearances both here and abroad.
The follow-up single “You Got a Way” had equal success
charting in the top ten of countries as far and wide as Estonia
and Aruba. Imaani then joined forces with Garage outfit Dub Conspiracy
& Tru Faith and together they smashed the UK charts with their
single “Freak Like Me”, which went straight in at Number
12 becoming a dance favourite that still graces the club scenes
and radio waves. Her recent lead vocal contributions for production
unit Copyright and the award winning Defected label resulted in
funky house tracks “Running Away” and “Time”
which became hits in the UK and overseas. Their newly released single
“Bring Me Love” promises to top their previous successes.
Most recently Imaani collaborated with such notable artists as
Chaka Khan, Steve Winwood, Jocelyn Brown, Amp Fiddler, Omar and
Carleen Anderson as part of The Hope Collective on the charity single
“Give and Let Live” in response to the Tsunami disaster
in South East Asia. Imaani is currently enjoying her third world
tour as lead vocalist for Incognito And as well as travelling the
globe she has been concentrating on writing and recording her long
awaited debut solo album.