Biography

Photographer: Kanika Safiya

​Singer / songwriter & guitarist Call Me Unique infuses the sounds of jazz, soul, futurebeats, and scat-singing. Influenced by the sounds of Lauryn Hill, Ed Sheeran, Ella Fitzgerald & Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopez. Renowned for her love of scatting and eclectic performance approach, her vibe truly is "unique".

Born in Manchester and raised in Handsworth, Birmingham, she has always aimed to portray an honest and heartfelt performance to any willing crowd. A mental health advocate and “Time To Change” champion, Call Me Unique has done lengthy amounts of work within mental health through workshop facilitation with organisations such as Red Earth Consultants and Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust.

Readily found touring Europe (Poland, Romania, Hungary, Netherlands etc) through international collaborations, a growing fan base and working with artists such as Monkeyneck have lead to their signature track “Time To Love”, released under Universal Music (Hungary), becoming top 20 on official Hungarian charts and BBC 1xtra’s Track of the week https://youtu.be/fjboUUymioQ . It has also been featured as a soundtrack to LadBible and UPC Mobil. Other feature including track: “Chill Smoka” by artist; Neck made an official Soulection playlist.

Supported by PRS For Music Foundation for 2017 release “Urban Gypsy 2” EP, produced by UK artist Ed Geater via “Women Make Music” fund. Also supported through “International Showcase Fund” to perform in The Netherlands at “NewSkoolRules” 2017 for the international hip hop festival and conference.

Call Me Unique has graced the stages of UK festivals such as Glastonbury, Latitude, Strawberry Fields Festival, Secret Garden Party, Mostly Jazz Fest, Simmer Down, Oxjam and many more within Europe including: Művészetek Volgye Fesztival (Kapolcs, Hungary), JazzPiknik (Paloznak, Hungary), Budapest Essentials and many more.