DIANE SHAW – An overnight Star… 20 years in the making
After 20 years performing on stage alongside Soul Legends such as Tito Jackson, The Stylistics, Martha Reeves, Sister Sledge, Eddie Holman, George McCrae, Alexander O’Neal and many more, Diane Shaw finally takes her turn in the spotlight and brings her own debut album set, encompassing everything she has learned from the masters, keeping that old school soul sound alive and delivering it to a new generation. Recorded as it was back in the old days, to analogue tape and with full orchestration of over thirty musicians, producing future classic soul songs with a sound that appears as fresh in an old soul playlist as it does on modern day commercial radio.
The resulting production ‘Love, Life & Strings’ turned out to be 2015’s best selling debut UK Soul album and spent 2 weeks at the top of the UK Soul Charts, with the record been championed on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music.
THE TOP SELLING DEBUT UK SOUL ALBUM IN 2015
NO.1 in UK Soul Charts for 2 weeks
NO.1 Amazon R&B/Soul New Release Chart
TOP 30 Soul Album releases in the US in 2015
“A contender for Debut Album of the Year…a set of beautifully crafted ballads and dancers…delicious Motown styled horns and strings… Shaw’s sweet but strong vocal delivery, think Brenda Holloway, is truly intoxicating ” Lois Wilson, Record Collector/ MOJO Magazine ✭✭✭✭✰
“The vocals sublime, the production exquisite, a fabulous album, and straight out of Manchester!” – Craig Charles on BBC Radio 2
“..the ease with which she soars and dips, shimmers and explodes….a voice that’s strong pure, gutsy and mellow…. sweet, smooth and unpretentious..the song left me speechless....an absolute gem in construction and delivery” Sharon Davis (Motown UK, Blues & Soul, Soulmusic.com) ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✰
“…sounds like a lost artefact that’s been languishing in Motown’s vaults for 45 years……Destined to be one of the best Soul LPs of 2015″ Charles Waring, Soul&Jazz&Funk.com ✭✭✭✭✭