Stac

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.

Balls Bounce Bonobo Remix

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OneTaste Collective @ the Jazz Cafe - Stac

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Stac 'All or Nothing' (LenAfrosaxon Mix)

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  1. Pete Mullen

    “The Flying Pickets”, a very popular a cappella, number of middle-aged gentlemen, whilst by no means as original as your singers, (all their hits were covers, I believe), nevertheless performed very harmoniously and with some success around the ’70’s or ’80’s. Being 5 or 6 men dressed, similarly to Showaddywaddy, in brightly coloured Teddy Boy drapes and brothel-creepers, they were enormously good at what they did.
    You might access them on YouTube, if, maybe surprisingly, I’m not advising my Grandmother “to suck eggs”. Good wishes. Pete.

13 Trackbacks

  1. By OneTaste at Camden Crawl 2010 on 15.03.2010 at 12:46 pm

    […] Link to Stac […]

  2. By OneTaste at Favela Chic on 18.02.2011 at 1:02 pm

    […] OneTaste 
Choir, led by soul singer, Stac, perform close harmony a cappella songs at nearly every OneTaste event. The Choir have collaborated […]

  3. By OneTaste at Favela Chic on 28.03.2011 at 4:11 pm

    […] OneTaste Choir, led by soul singer, Stac, perform close harmony a cappella songs at nearly every OneTaste event. The Choir have collaborated […]

  4. By OneTaste & The Wheel present…FLOCK! on 12.04.2011 at 1:43 pm

    […] Choir, led by soul singer, Stac, perform close harmony a cappella songs at nearly every OneTaste event. The Choir have collaborated […]

  5. By Little Dragon – HEAVEN, 11th May! on 03.05.2011 at 2:35 pm

    […] comes in the form of soul singer Stac & Blue Daisy!  With DJ Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s) spinning the decks […]

  6. […] member of the Wah Wah 45s label and involved with the great One Taste Collective (whom I first heard about from Jay/ Check The Guns) Stac is one to watch as she builds on the […]

  7. By OneTaste at LoveBox with Wah Wah 45s! on 16.06.2011 at 6:27 pm

    […] Link to Stac […]

  8. By OneTaste Festival 2011 on 27.09.2011 at 2:19 pm

    […] Stac LV Joshua […]

  9. By Ooh…Debbie à Paris on 02.11.2011 at 11:03 am

    […] with Stac off in New York and I just coming back from a weekend in Paris you’d think that we at […]

  10. By OneTaste’s 7th Birthday!! on 23.11.2011 at 1:45 pm

    […] Link to Stac […]

  11. By OneTaste at the BAC’s Christmas Market! on 05.12.2011 at 4:31 pm

    […] Stac […]

  12. By OneTaste at Soundwave Festival, Croatia! on 23.02.2012 at 3:27 pm

    […] to Stac Comments… […]

  13. By Little Dragon on 13.05.2013 at 7:32 am

    […] showcase at the Jazz Cafe.  It was a mini dream come true amongst our friends.  Jamie Woon, Stac and Polarbear were also on the bill for this gig and all played to a sold out audience.  Since […]

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