Dolly James is October's jazz diva!
Inkwell Divas – Dolly James
Saturday afternoon 7 Oct @Inkwell 1.30pm free
Born in Brunei, Dolly she began her career singing in local cover bands and being part of a church choir. In her late teens, she performed at the Mandarin Hotel in Singapore before leaving for the United Kingdom. She worked with cabaret bands in Wales and in the West Midlands and later as a session singer in London before pursuing her solo career. In 1990, she released a 7-inch single with Andy Sheppard, entitled Bright Moments, which she performed on Jools Holland's show. She formed her own band soon after she finished her world tour with Simply Red and won second place in the Yamaha International Musicians at the Marquee in London. Her band also performed at Womad and went on to do a residency at Ronnie Scott's in Birmingham.
Free gig - payf collection
@Inkwell Cafe Saturday 7 October 2017 1.30-3.30pm