Nuela Charles is a Canadian, Swiss and Kenyan born singer-songwriter whose music crosses boundaries and unites musical genres. Be it hip-hop, pop, jazz, R&B or soul, Nuela captures the spirit and confidence of them all. This soul artist is currently based in Edmonton, Alberta but much like her music has lived an extremely diverse lifestyle – calling three continents and four different countries home.
In the last two years Nuela has been nominated for a 2011 Western Canadian Music Award for Urban Recording for her first album "A Different Kind of Fire(2010)." Has had a single, "Circling Numbers," serviced to numerous commercial radio stations across Canada, and placed in the Top 30 on the CCRC for 10 weeks, hitting a high of #6 among major US label artists. It landed the #32 spot in the Top 100 of 2011 – which gained her the 2011 GMA Covenant Award for Urban/R&B/Soul Single of the Year. In addition to her win, she received two other nominations for Best Female Artist and Best New Artist. Nuela also received her first TV licensing sync on the hit television show "Degrassi" with her song "Summer."
Her latest album "Aware," released October 23, 2012, is the culmination of the introspective journey into Nuela's current state of being and the total surrender of that which cannot be controlled – life. With empowering, anthem tracks like "Take It Or Leave It" and "The Good In Me," to the cinematic and inquisitive "Final Round" and "Traveling Heart" - it's dark, moody and uplifting at the same time. "Unfortunate Love" has been described as "real, back in the day soul - a la 'I Put A Spell on You'" and is shamelessly becoming the standout track on the album. The album is available on iTunes.
BMBSHL is the brainchild of Canadian songwriter/producer Brenna MacQuarrie. Lush cinematic overtones dominate BMBSHL’s downtempo electronica. Brenna’s stunning voice shines through multi-layered trip-hop beats, distorted synths and visceral songs of heartbreak & disillusionment. Truly one-woman’s vision, BMBSHL enlists melody and cadence from classic soul music while set upon a hyper-modern digital aesthetic. Even though correlations can be made to artists like James Blake, Massive Attack or even Erykah Badu, BMBSHL stands alone as a distinct sovereign entity.