Yvonne Hercules 🇬🇧
UK artist Yvonne Hercules released her first single ‘Nene’ with Trapped Animal on 23rd February 2022.
Born to a Jamaican/Sierra-Leonian Mother born and raised in the UK and a Nigerian Father, Yvonne distinctively remembers music being a large part of her youth. Traditional Nigerian music, Reggae, Motown & Soul all played a part in her musical upbringing. Born in London, Yvonne moved to a rural village on the outskirts of Cambridge at the age of 8. This unique blend of cultural experience opened her up to a new array of interesting sounds and artists and as a result her music taste soon expanded and she began to take an interest in Folk and more alternative music genres, with artists/bands such as Leonard Cohen, Bon Iver and Kings of Leon all influencing her sound .
This cultural cross-over and incorporating of various sounds and genres is something Yvonne tried to evoke in her own music, whilst still staying true to the raw element of Blues that inspired her, culminating in a unique blend of ambient & melodic folk, blues, soul and rock. Her inspiration is drawn upon from real issues that affect and motivate herself and the people around her and her work is often metaphorical, referencing nature.
‘Nene’ follows a string of singles that earned critical acclaim from Clash Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, Afropunk, and more, and Yvonne has received support from PRS Foundation, Arts Council England and Help Musicians towards her new releases.
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