Shezekiel is a singer songwriter born and raised in South London
Formerly of the successful vocal trio Brown Sugar, Pauline Catlin now known as Shezekiel, pronounced She-zekiel, along with Caron Wheeler and Carol Simms during the 70’s and 80’s was the first British Reggae music trio with a succession of hits and the pioneers of the popular genre known today as ‘Lovers Rock,’ produced by the acclaimed Dennis Bovell. As a tribute and return to her Reggae roots, Shezekiel’s first solo single ‘Beams from Heaven’ was produced by Carlton Bubbler’s Ogilvie followed by another single and ballad ‘I am with You’ produced by Clifton ‘Bigga’ Morrison.
Now after a lengthy absence from the music scene, Shezekiel has worked in collaboration with late great Jazz musician and Producer Wayne Brown (RIP 1964-2016) on her debut album ‘Catch the Boat’.
Wayne Brown collaborated with an array of artists as both a writer and producer including Billy Ocean, Ruby Turner, Earth Wind and Fire, Junior Giscombe, Stevie Winwood, Jonathan Butler, George Michael, Janet Kay, Lulu, Yazz and played with jazz greats such as Coleman Hawkins and Tal Farlow. Wayne went on to sell several million records as a writer and producer with his international top 5 hits ‘Heartache’ and ‘Goodbye Stranger’. The first album ‘The Jazz Club Volume 1’ received international critical acclaim with great support from radio opening doors to performances throughout Europe and the USA.
Shezekiel’s band members include Neville Malcolm otherwise known as “level Neville” one of the most in demand electric and double Bass players in the country having worked with the likes of Incognito, Gabrielle, Tom Jones and Gregory porter to name a few, also drummer Jose Joyette who has played around the world with artists such as Craig David, Ministry of Sound , Nona Hendry, De la soul, Tunde Jegede and Amy Winehouse, Jose is currently on tour with Dee Dee Bridgewater & China Moses, and Giulio Ramano Malaisi a phenomenal classical and Jazz guitarist who learnt his craft from at the Italian Gilfredo Cattalica Music Academy collaborating with top musicians from all over the world including Greg miller and Phil Ramacon.
Shezekiel’s contemporary sound showcases a unique musical fusion of Jazz, Reggae and Neo Soul as she magically captures a musical vibrancy reflecting her life’s journey through superbly crafted lyrics, wrapped in beautiful harmonies, delivered in the style and tones reminiscent of singers like Sade, Erykah Badu and Nat King Cole.
Showcasing a wonderful and creative collision of her Caribbean and British roots, Shezekiel will shortly be touring her album and telling her own story as part of an exciting new musical production, so look out for those dates!
Shezekiel’s debut album Catch the Boat is OUT NOW!!
Available from all leading outlets including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify & Deezer.