11 Feb WTMC 2019 – MEET THE ARTIST – CHESQUA
Chesqua is a Manchester based, vocalist with a vibrancy and enthusiasm for creating fresh songwriting, maintaining authenticity whilst striking a chord with to those familiar with the Tamla Motown days.
It was during a Brighter Sound Residency at Band on The Wall that Chesqua’s effortless talent was recognised. Members of Grammy award winning band, ‘Snarky Puppy’ selected her to collaborate in their artistic residency, culminating in a support slot for their appearance at Manchester Jazz Festival. Chesqua has since collaborated with some of the UK’s best up and coming musicians on various projects. These collaborations allowed an exploration into writing and recording, working with renowned international dance producers, such as Lost Frequencies, Ryan Blyth, Max Liese and Akshin Alizadeh. Her work as featured writer on various label releases accumulated millions of hits, and secured her position as a diverse and accomplished young artist.
Over the past 12 months, Chesqua has been working on new solo material, focussing her writing on a contemporary sound, combining her love of Soul and Motown fused together with pop production. Recorded and produced at the highly renowned ‘Parr Street Studios’ she is set to create original timeless tracks, perfectly balancing contemporary and classic sounds.
Be sure to catch her live set, with her energetic stage presence and charm, Chesqua is not one to be missed.