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Upcoming singer Stephanie McCourt

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Soul singer Stephanie McCourt ,who’s mother is Zambain and father Irish, has been singing since she can remember and says Zambian music is the most beautiful music to her.

“I’m equally connected with both cultures,” said Stephanie “My mother, who is from Zambia, is from a family of 12 siblings and my father who is from Dundalk, Ireland has 5.”

Stephanie is a fan of the golden era of soul performed by the likes Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Janis Joplin, James Brown, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, and Ray Charles amongst others.

She recently signed with the UK record company, Unstoppable Music Group. The label is headed by music executive Ben Wynter, who has previously worked with some of the worlds biggest artists, including Destiny’s Child, Nas and Mariah Carey.

On how her Zambian heritage has influenced her, Stephanie says :

“Zambian culture has had a heavy influence on me. From traditional foods like wild mushrooms and okra  to Rumba music. My Mother is from Ndola and in the past I have flown over many times to visit family. I have seen both contrasting parts of Zambia, from the shanties towns, to the Victoria Falls. Livingstone is one of my favourite places on earth, the Falls and wild life took my breath away. My most memorable moment when visiting Zambia and that is still very close to my heart, was when I went to bury my Granddad. It was my first experience of a traditional Zambian funeral and though extremely heart breaking, it was during this time I got to hear the local choirs which moved me deeply. There were no instruments, just pure voices singing harmony, it was blissful.“

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A graduate of Brighton Institute of Modern Music, Stephanie has been busy writing and recording for her debut EP due for release this Spring 2014.  She will also be hitting the London music circuit, performing at numerous venues leading up to its release.

On her future the singer says; “Failure isn’t an option, I’m born to sing and now I’m unstoppable so its destined, things have to work out.”

Contact her on social media/ listen to her music on the links below:

Official website: http://www.mccourtofficial.com/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/mccourtofficial
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mccourtofficial
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/mccourtofficial
Instagram: www.instagram.com/mccourtofficial

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BY KAPA187

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