Stephie Grace is a Singer/Songwriter originally from, and based in, London. She spent ten years of her childhood in Dubai, which instilled in her an insatiable desire for sunshine and an aversion to cloudy skies.
She came from a musical and theatrical family: her Father a Head Teacher, pianist and organist, and her Mother an actress and singer with a voice like Julie Andrews on a good day. Stephie began playing the piano age 6 and always sang – in school choirs, touring youth chorales, University chamber choir (performing with the Mozart Players), and in lead roles in musicals (she did an impressive spurned Russian wife.)
It was after University and a few tentative months in an office job, that Stephie knew she had to sing. She found her true voice in pop and jazz, and trained with top vocal coaches Sonia Jones (Rita Ora, Bombay Bicycle Club) and Lloyd Wade (Ellie Goulding, Take That, Eliza Doolittle, Professor Green, Natasha & Daniel Bedingfield.)
Stephie has worked with leading writers and producers, both in the UK and US. She spent time in LA, co-writing and recording music for her first E.P. (which caused ripples both in the States and in the UK.) She also writes for established artists and for Film, TV and Commercials. She has been placed in various syncs, including Hershey’s, Mars, and Missing Persons UK.
Musical influences are wide and eclectic. Ella Fitzgerald is her heroine. Then there’s Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Carly Simon, Judy Collins, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkle, Fleetwood Mac, Annie Lennox, Tori Amos, Alanis Morissette, John Mayer, Imogen Heap, Snow Patrol, Kings of Leon, Florence & The Machine, Lorde, Haim… And not forgetting Mozart, Rachmaninov, Sibelius and Ravel, without whom scrunchy chord changes may never have entered into her musical style.
Her voice is edgy yet soulful. “Stephie has a voice that doesn’t knock you back, it sucks you in.” Her sound is expansive and filmic, movie-themed with a hint of electronica. She writes from the heart, her subject-matter drawn from experience, observation; a yearning with a hopeful slant; the human condition.