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Dionne Bromfield
Birth name Dionne Bromfield
Born 1996 (age 13–14)
Origin London
Genres Soul, R&B, jazz
Occupations Singer
Years active 2009–present
Labels Lioness Records
Associated acts Amy Winehouse

Dionne Bromfield (born 1996 in London) is an English singer.

London-born soul singer Dionne Bromfield's debut album Introducing Dionne Bromfield is out now, released through Amy Winehouse's Lioness Records label. Winehouse is godmother to 13 year-old Dionne and says of her protégée, “She’s so much better than I was at her age.” Dionne’s album features covers of 12 classic songs that reflect her love of vintage soul music and ‘60s girl groups. Tracks include the Motown anthem Ain't No Mountain High Enough, which Dionne has recorded as a duet with Zalon, and Foolish Little Girl, originally a hit for The Shirelles in 1963.

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Music career

Bromfield first appeared on YouTube singing a cover of Alicia Keys song "If I Ain't Got You" with her Grammy Award winning godmother Amy Winehouse.[1]

In September 2009, Bromfield was the first artist to be signed to Amy Winehouse's record label Lioness Records.

On 25 September 2009, Bromfield performed alongside Winehouse at the The Prince's Trust End of the Summer Ball and on 10 October Bromfield performed a cover of The Shirelles' 1960s hit "Mama Said", while Winehouse appeared as a backing singer on British television show Strictly Come Dancing.[2] Bromfield also sings alongside British soul singer Zalon on the Motown-classic, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". Her debut album Introducing Dionne Bromfield was released on 12 October 2009 and first single Mama Said was released on 3 November 2009. Dionne has also made 3 music videos "Mama Said","Foolish Little Girl" and 'Tell Him'

Early Life

It was at the age of ten that Dionne started to think seriously about singing, after an aunt recognised her potential and referred her to a professional vocal coach. A year later she sang for Amy for the first time. “I said, ‘You’re an amazing singer’,” Amy recalls. “We also played guitar together, and the way she accompanies herself on guitar is amazing too.”

Amy put Dionne together with Jon Moon, the producer who worked on the deluxe edition of Amy’s Back To Black album and whose credits also include N-Dubz, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens). Dionne says: “The first song we did was Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. I played it to Amy and she said, ‘Oh my God, that’s the nuts!’ Eventually we started doing more and more songs and it turned into an album.”

Backed by Amy’s regular touring band, Dionne recorded a wide variety of songs from the 1960s and early ‘70s: early Tamla Motown favourite Beechwood 4-5789, a hit for The Marvelettes in 1962; He’s So Fine, a US number one for The Chiffons in 1964; Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do), co-written and originally recorded by Stevie Wonder in ’67 and later covered by Aretha Franklin in 1973; and My Boy Lollipop, a UK number one for Millie in 1964, and a song first heard by Dionne when she saw the Spice Girls movie Spiceworld.

“I thought it was a good song,” she says, “but when I heard Millie’s version I thought, this is the proper one. And Amy said, ‘You’ve got to do it – it’s my favourite tune!’”When choosing each song for the album, Dionne had simple criteria. “You need a good melody and a good lyric,” she says. “To write a really great song, you have to really mean it. If you put your all into it, if you really feel it, you’re showing what you feel and what you want others to feel about that song.”

This is a principle that Dionne is applying to her own songwriting, although she is saving her original songs for the future. Says Amy: “Dionne’s writing all the time. I want her to experience life so that she can write songs. But while she’s doing a covers album she’s not singing all her songs, she’s not so consumed by it. Singing songs that are very personal, it’s very deep. But she knows what she’s doing – to be honest, when I say Dionne’s like my sister, a lot of the time she’s like my older sister! I’m just so proud of her.”

“I’m really happy with my album,” Dionne says, “I love these songs, and I’m really excited about going out and singing them. Once you’re on a stage, it’s like you’re home.”

Television appearances

Discography

Studio albums
Year Album details Peak chart
positions
UK
[3]
IRE
2009 Introducing Dionne Bromfield 33 TBA
Singles

'Ma Ma Said' 'Aint No Montain High enough/I Saw Mummy Kiss Santa Claus

!Year !width="250px"| Title !Peak UK chart
positions[3] ! Album |- |- |rowspan="2"|2009 |"Mama Said" |align="center"|43 |rowspan="2"|Introducing Dionne Bromfield |- |"Ain’t No Mountain High Enough"/"I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus"
(featuring Zalon) |align="center"| |}

References

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