One of the freshest voices to appear amongst this recent wave of Neo-Soul acts is Celeste. Born in L.A but brought up close to the Love Supreme site in Brighton, we look forward welcoming her the Arena stage on Saturday.
There's a quiet softness to Celeste that makes you feel instantly relaxed by her presence. The track 'Both Sides Of The Moon' introduced her voice last year; one oozing with sophisticated, undeniable soul. Her voice has that natural ease that seems to just escape her throat, but contains so much detail, so many stories, such complex personal histories. For a 24-year-old, it's staggering how much she shares with the greats, both modern and old: Amy, Etta, Ella, Otis, etc. Like their voices, hers doesn't belong to a specific time or place, and yet it's always welcome.