(IF YOU WANT UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT IRENEB PLEASE VISIT WWW.IRENEB.COM) If IreneB’s career could be defined by a word, it would have to be “perseverance”. The Spaniard artist had been studying music since she was only 6, listening to R&B since she can remember & she also graduated in Modern Music and Jazz in 2005. But it wasn’t until 2006, well into her twenties, when she released her first EP, “Mi Realidad”, that launched her debut in the music industry of today. After this release, everything caught up faster than the speed of light. She met multi-platinum producer Frankie Biggz, with whom she recorded, between Miami & Orlando, “Metamorphosis” (Rama Music, 2009), her debut album. That album would make her the first Spaniard to ever release an English R&B album worldwide. Moving to Orlando in 2007, where she established her home for over 4 years, she was encouraged by the excellent response and success of the 3 singles released off “Metamorphosis” in both terrestrial & online radio around the world. She embarked on a tour that took her to perform in her hometown Barcelona, Madrid, several cities in Germany, United Kingdom & most of the US territory (including Miami, Orlando, Chicago, Atlanta & Detroit, amongst others). As if that wasn’t enough, IreneB was also featured in four songs for “Now Is The Time” (Heads Up, 2010), legendary keyboard player Jeff Lorber’s album, that later in 2010 would receive a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Contemporary album. Being that the most important nomination she’s received up until today, it’s not been the only one, as it was thanks to “Metamorphosis” that she would earn two nominations to the prestigious Premios de la Musica in 2009 (Best New Artist & Best Pop Album) & five nominations for the independent music awards Premios de la Musica Independiente in 2010 (Best Urban Album, Best New Artist, Spanish Artist of the Year, Album of the Year & Song Of the Year). Three years after, and back to her beloved hometown, Barcelona (Spain), IreneB fires back with “Welcome Back”, an intimate collection of songs and sounds that remind us of singers and groups IreneB has listened to since she was a child, those who shaped her essence as a singer: Mariah Carey, Aaliyah, TLC and Boyz II Men. Her new album is, in IreneB’s words, “a nineties R&B music tribute album; it is what I always wanted to do and I am finally able to”. With "Metamorphosis", her first record, we witnessed IreneB's transformation; with "Welcome Back," we experience a more mature artist, that experiments with different registers and textures in her voice. The album is available worldwide on all digital outlets and physically on her official Facebook profile. For booking or press inquiries please contact: Frankie Biggz, Manager, email@example.com or 313-915-2090.
I am a mom, graphic designer, elementary school library volunteer. That might seem pretty sedate and out of place here... Like most people, those are just facets on the stone. In my heart is soul music and it comes out when I sing, play my saxophones, sit down at my keyboard or combine loops to build my tracks. I love to perform and I am a nice, silly, bubbly person, but I am also strangely shy... but when I am singing or wailing on my horn, strutting around with my saxy bling, I feel like I rule the world! My own music is really ecclectic, but I am focusing on soul and R&B since those are the sounds that I tend to craft with ease and passion, it suits my voice and instrumental expressions. Is this too long? Just like many musicians, lyrics are not a problem, but writing about myself IS. I will round this out by saying that I have my 3rd full length CD coming out April 3, 2012 called "12welve" and it's my crowning glory, so far. Positive messages, powerful vocals and lots of classic soul harmonies with fresh R&B contemporary grooves and production. I even have the mastering engineer for the U2 cover CD, "Achtung Baby Covered" making my tracks sound FANTASTIC, warm tube and analog TLC applied, Pete has worked on projects by Katy Perry, Depeche Mode, Snow Patrol, U2, etc... Also, one of the tracks was produced and performed on by Tower of Power keyboardist, Roger Smith. That was fun! Okay, that's probably a good start, I hope you'll want to peruse my linked Twitter, Facebook sites and of course, my own site: http://www.AvaLemert.com Blessings and music, Ava :-) Soulful Singing Saxstress in Sacramento