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One to watch: Tiana Major9

One year ago   |   By The Guardian

Soul, jazz, reggae - the east Londoner signed to Motown is at home with them all
Tiana Major9 has a voice that is potent in its rich, unfaltering nature. Born and raised in Newham, east London, in a Jamaican household, she grew up listening to a medley of sounds, singing gospel in church from age five, and soaking up everything from UK garage to D'Angelo at home before studying music at college. The major 9th - the chord from which she takes her name - is favoured in jazz, one of Tiana's main influences. But rather than slotting in with the exuberant sounds of London peers such as Ezra...
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