Having been thrown out of school at the age of 14 for setting fire to her music teacher (he didn’t meet her unusually high standards) the artist formerly known as Stacey Dowdeswell, somehow managed to wangle a scholarship to the infamous Brit School (an institution that has so far managed to churn out the likes of Amy Winehouse, Kate Nash and Jamie Woon) and her path in life, it seemed, was set.
After graduating, Stac garnered gainful employment in none other than Wah Wah 45s favourite distributors (and possibly the only company of its kind left in the UK at the time of going to press) Kudos Records. It was here that she first came to the attention of Messrs Servini and Goss, and after leaving Kudos and enjoying a spate living the drug induced life of a music television producer, things really started to happen for this young lady.
A chance meeting in a kebab shop in Leeds with musical genius Prod led to a fruitful partnership and the creation of such underground hits as Balls Bounce, Tip and (who could forget) the deceptively entitled Sure Ain’t Good.
In 2009, Balls Bounce appeared on the Wah Wah 45s compilation Underground Hits & Exclusive Bits: Three, and is the perfect introduction to this most modest and talented artist. Released as a single in June 2009, with a glorious remix from Ninja monkey boy Bonobo in the can too!!
Stac will also be performing live anywhere that sells alcohol, including The Jazz Cafe and The Vibe Bar in that London. Her biggest influences are Lewis Taylor, Jamie Lidell, Erykah Badu and red wine, all of which (especially the latter) can be heard within the myriad of layers of her off-kilter and highly original soulful sound.