Shezzie is a singer songwriter born and raised in South London. Formerly of the successful vocal trio Brown Sugar, Pauline Catlin now known as Shezzie, along with Caron Wheeler (Soul II Soul ) and Carol Simms (aka Kofi ) during the 70’s and 80’s were the first female Black British Reggae music trio with a succession of hit’s such as iconic songs like ‘I’m in Love with A Dreadlocks ‘ & ‘ Black Pride’. Brown Sugar are recognised as the pioneers of the popular genre known today as ‘Lovers Rock,’ produced by the acclaimed Dennis Bovell.
Shezzie’s contemporary sound showcases a unique musical fusion rooted in Reggae with Jazz & Neo Soul undertones and influences. As a phenomenal singer songwriter, she magically captures a musical vibrancy reflecting the creative collision of her Caribbean and British roots. Shezzie’s inspirational and poetic words, express her spirituality and 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 the I-Threes.
Shezzie collaborated with the late great Jazz musician and Producer Wayne Brown (RIP 1964-2016) on her first solo and debut album ‘Catch the Boat’ released 2017.
As a tribute and return to her Reggae roots, she also released the Reggae single ‘Beams from Heaven’ produced by Carlton Bubbler’s Ogilvie followed by another single and ballad ‘I am with You’ produced by Clifton ‘Bigga’ Morrison.
Shezzie is now producing some new and exciting material and will shortly be embarking on a national tour showcasing her musical legacy sharing with you her own personal struggles and story as part of an exciting new musical production.
So, watch this space and look out for those tour dates!
The album ‘Catch the Boat is Available from all leading outlets including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify & Deezer.