Etta Bond is known and loved for her soulful British vocal and straight-talking attitude. Inspired by the likes of Jill Scott, Billie Holiday, Etta James and Amy Winehouse, her songwriting finesse, coupled with her powerful delivery is teeming with a vulnerability and honesty that will warm even the coldest heart. Over the years these attributes have enabled her to collaborate with many of her peers; Plan B, Wretch 32, Ghostpoet, Skepta and Labrinth. Etta has released two EPs as part of ExR with Raf Riley, followed by her debut solo EP #CoolUrbanNewTalent, single ’18’ (produced by MNEK) and ‘Seen and Never Heard’ (produced by Chris Loco) in 2015, which received plaudits from the likes of Mistajam, Annie Mac and The Fader.
Etta’s magic is not only her music but also her character and soul. She is the definition of a true creative original. She is bold, she is brave, she is true to herself and above all, honest. Her tenacious sound has reached ‘America’s Next Top Model’, British Film ‘4,3,2,1’ and C4’s ‘Best Before’ alongside two appearances on ‘Random Acts’. This vocal prowess has also seen Etta open for Azealia Banks, support Labrinth on his Electronic Earth tour and play multiple festivals including Global Gathering, Glastonbury and Wireless.
From the early rawness of ‘Boring Bitches’ to more recent songs such as ‘Seen and Never Heard’, Etta continues to exude a message that is both forward thinking and thought provoking. So far 2016 has seen Etta takeover Reprezent Radio throughout January .on a month long residency and treat us to a string of releases. Since the start of the year Etta has been using the powers of social media to break down barriers by putting her email address on twitter and asking for beats as part of the ‘Send Etta Beats Project. This mini-series has produced the three stunning tracks so far and see Etta be named Julie Adenuga’s UK Represent Artist of the Week on Apple’s, Beats 1 radio station. This year Etta will be releasing a series of projects, entering new territories and exploring new concepts with no boundaries.