Bringing together the classic songwriting of Stevie Wonder with the 80s pop sensibilities of Cyndi Lauper, North London based singer songwriter Zarif creates her own brand of quirky retro-tinged soul. After being featured on hip-hop production duo The Nextmen's critically acclaimed album, "This Was Supposed To Be The Future" including the single, "Something Got You," Zarif had a busy 2008 touring with the Nextmen, playing countless festivals like Glastonbury and Bestival, and supporting Taio Cruz on his UK tour. Billboard has called her "Winehouse with Madonna's pop flair," and The Guardian says she's "the next big thing in British soul." She even caught the attention of the Grammy award winning John Legend, who she performed a duet with at this year's Tommy Hilfiger Sessions.
Her debut album is due this spring, produced by Tommy D (Corinne Bailey Rae, Kanye West), Blair Makichan (Lily Allen) and Fraser T Smith (Kano) and includes the infectious "Box Of Secrets", currently featured on the Sky TV advert.
Zarif's first single, "Let Me Back" (seen above) is out April 6th, and to celebrate PMA in association with Curious Generation we're giving away TWO PAIRS OF TICKETS TO HER APRIL 8TH LONDON SINGLE LAUNCH AT THE LAST DAYS OF DECADENCE IN HOXTON.
To enter, all you have to do is:
1. Fill out the name/email address fields in the comment form
2. Live in/near London so you can attend the concert (if you can't attend, please don't enter!)
A random winner will be contacted on 4/07 NOON PST