Shai Soul-Wright is a singer-songwriter, musician and actress based in London whose music blends elements of soul, reggae, hip-hop, funk and jazz. With her Jamaican heritage this and many other influences can be heard in her various musical styles.
Shai began her musical collaboration with recording artist and producer Emeson (Profusion) when they both met on a film set. This resulted in her freestyle of the John Legend classic ‘Ordinary People’ and Ying Yang Twins ‘Whisper’ mashup. This freestyle garnered great interest and featured on a number of playlists including Twisted Soul’s ‘Track of the week’.
In response Shai and Emeson teamed up again on her debut EP release ‘Seven Seventy Seven’ in 2017. Blending jazz nuances, soulful vocals and eclectic hip hop beats Shai effortlessly expressed her reality and matters of the mind with what critics described as her “lush vocals”.
Straight out of ‘The Kitchen Studios’ once more on Where You At Records (WYA) the first single entitled ‘Stay Righteous – (Ital Version)’ from her second EP ‘Elevate’ is an old school reggae, dub banger.
With Dreeemweaver on production blending the old with the new, Shai’s soulful vocals once more in her now distinctive style glide stylishly over this captivating musical treat, with majestic horns taking the listener to new heights.
With her music once arguably classified as soul, Shai’s reggae debut will leave you eagerly anticipating what is to follow.