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HIL ST SOUL

Soulidified

Hil St SoulBorn in Lusaka, Zambia, Hilary Mwelwa relocated to London with her family at age five. As a child she adopted her fathers love of music, as their home was immersed with the sounds of traditional Zambian music along with such American R&B/soul icons as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. As a graduate of Londons Westminster University, Hilary had early ambitions to go into the science field and earned a degree in biological sciences. She shares, While I was in school studying sciences, I started to explore my musical interests and I decided that I wanted to pursue music more seriously. I took a year off from school and during this time I recorded my first demo. I have never had formal music training but I was brought up on a diet of soul, R&B, Gospel and pop music from an early age. Luckily for us Hilary Mwelwas path has led her to follow her heart and her music. She concludes, I could have pursued a nice comfortable career path but music is where my heart is. I do believe that everything you do in life leads you to your ultimate destiny. My personal motto is live life to the fullest and to spend your time doing what you love. You have to enjoy each day as if it were your last.

Im a fan of good music. The kind that hits you in the heart, mind and soul! says Hilary Mwelwa, the next British R&B phenomenon destined to win over American R&B and soul devotees. USA Today declares, Mwelwas vocals are always enticing while Vibe Magazine heralds Mwelwas rich, velvety voice warms the inside like a spot of tea. The 20-something year-old chanteuse along with her musical partner Victor Redwood Sawyer (founder of the award-winning hip hop group Blak Twang), make up Hil St. Soul, one of the hottest groups to emerge from Londons underground music scene in recent years. Hil St. Soul has toured with such individual artists as Macy Gray, Angie Stone and DAngelo.

Hil St. Souls highly anticipated new CD, SOULidified, is a follow-up to last years acclaimed Shanachie debut Copasetik & Cool. People Magazine said of Copasetik & Cool, Mwelwas gospel charged vocals fire up tracks like the down-home ditty Ive Got Me, which highlights the positive attitude of the lyrics while The Boston Globe declared, Mwelwa has a beguiling set of pipes- a whiff of Whitney here, a scoop of Chaka there

Highlights on SOULidified include the steamy and sexy duet with Dwele, Baby Come Over, the endearing and catchy Sweet On You, the soulful and inviting Hey Boy and the first single, a strikingly beautiful, pensive and emotional ballad Goodbye.

Soulidified
2006
Hil St Soul - Soulidified Track Listing:
1. Hey Boy
2. Sweet On You
3. It's OK
4. Goodbye
5. Betta Days
6. Can We Spend Some Time
7. We Don't Talk
8. 2 Good To Be True
9. Smokey Joint
10. Baby Come Over
11. One of a Kind
12. Time For Love
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Copasetic & Cool
2002
Hil St Soul - Copasetic & Cool Track Listing:
1. Copasetik & Cool featuring Roots Manuva
2. Think Again
3. All That (+Bag Of Chips)
4. Pieces
5. Blue Tears
6. Alright (Bacon &Quarmby Mix)
7. That Way
8. What’s Goin’ Down?
9. Reach As One
10. Lonely Road
11. Mad Love
12. All That (Classic Strings Mix)
13. I’ve Got Me
14. Alright (Original Version)
15. Pieces (Darryl’s Mox)
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Soul Organic
1999
Hil St Soul - Soul Organic Track Listing:
1. Strictly A Vibe Thing
2. Nostakgia
3. Just A Matter Of Time
4. Feel Good Factor
5. Concrete Jungle
6. Props
7. Free Spirit
8. There For Me
9. Until You Come Back To Me
10. For Your Love
11. Together
12. Paradise
13. Higher Ground
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