With nominations for Artist of the Year at the AMAUK Awards in 2023 and a Song of the Year win at the UK Americana Awards in 2022, Lady Nade stands as one of the UK’s most distinctive voices. Recognized as one of Bristol’s Most Influential Women in 2022 by Bristol.Live, she’s an award-winning songstress of extraordinary caliber.
Lady Nade’s music defies easy categorization, blending Folk, Americana, Soul, Jazz, Blues, and Roots, into a captivating tapestry. Her compositions explore themes of love, friendship, loss, and hope, resonating with a global audience. Each song is a work of art, accompanied by a recipe crafted to mirror each of her song’s essence.
Her illustrious career spans three impactful albums, earning acclaim from esteemed publications like Folk Radio, Americana UK, and The Guardian. Lady Nade’s latest release, ‘Willing,’ soared on both the official Folk and Americana charts.
In her forthcoming album, Lady Nade collaborates with Ivor Novello artist Boo Hewerdine, delving into themes of self-expression, community, vulnerability, and mental health. Producer Archie Sylvester of Ferris and Sylvester, 2020 winners of the Bob Harris Emerging Artist of the Year, brings this project to life.
Lady Nade’s performances are transformative experiences, where audiences come together to celebrate community and togetherness through her music. Her tracks find a home on esteemed radio shows, including BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe – The Folk Show and Cerys Matthews – Blues Show, among others.
Lady Nade’s influence reaches far and wide, extending to esteemed platforms like Holler, AmericanaUK, The Line of Best Fit, and Folk Alley. But her impact goes beyond music. She’s a tireless advocate for musicians’ rights, serving as a patron for the Music Venue Trust and an ambassador for the Musician’s Union Census. Additionally, Lady Nade actively supports charities, using her music to aid women recovering from breast cancer, children facing life-threatening illnesses, and individuals dealing with dementia. Her commitment to health and well-being is woven into every facet of her work.
Lady Nade has graced stages worldwide, sharing them with luminaries like Tunde from The Lighthouse Family, PP. Arnold, The War and Treaty, Spiers and Boden and Grammy Award-Nominated Artists Yola and Allison Russell. Her upcoming performance with the legendary Waterboys at The Forum, Bath, is a testament to her enduring impact and artistry.
For those drawn to Yola, Amethyst Kiah, Allison Russell, and other legends like Joan Armatrading, KT Tunstall, Janis Joplin, Nina Simone and Joni Mitchell, Lady Nade’s music is a perfect fit.
“Rising star of the Americana scene” – Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster
“A pure voice that gets stuck in your mind” – Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 Music
“There is no mistaking the tender, powerful, velveteen vocals of Lady Nade” – Folk Radio