Roxanne Kelly

FRESH: ‘Dangerous Love’ – Roxanne Kelly

Roxanne Kelly debuts with “Dangerous Love”

North London pop singer-songwriter Roxanne Kelly releases her extraordinary debut single “Dangerous Love” today! Written by Roxanne, taking inspiration from personal life experiences of people close to her, the song begs for her to be taken away from what is weighing her down the most:

“Been tryna say goodbye
But you’ve got a hold on me
You won’t let me go“

“The song is simply about loving something or someone that you know is bad for you but you can’t let go. It is human nature to deny the truth and romanticise toxic relationships that we know are harmful.The song is crying out in pain, unable to move onandasking for help. I believe this song is relatable to many people going through tough times, like addiction, eating disorders and human relationships” Roxanne tells us.

Roxanne was born and raised in London to Irish and Costa Rican parents, as an only child with no extended family in the same country, Roxanne felt lonely and lacked a full sense of cultural identity. With a sense of not belonging and feeling socially rejected in many stages of her youth, Roxanne developed songwriting as a defence mechanism to help her survive.

In her songs, she allows the listener to have a glimpse intoher soul. Roxanne Kelly is an accomplished musician holding a Merit Masters in Music Performance from the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance and a First-Class BA (Honours) in Music from The University of Nottingham.

In 2010, at the age of 15, after competing in a talent contest, Roxanne won the Charlotte Coleman Scholarship Award. Roxanne has performed in notable UK and other European venues, such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Barcelona Cathedral, the RADA Theatre, The Old Vic, BBC Hippodrome and many more. As a singer-songwriter, Roxanne has also performed in popular London venues: Gigi’s London (formerly known as Zigfrid von Underbelly in Hoxton Square), The Islington, Acklam Village Market, The Lucky Pig and headlined The Spice of Life in Soho.

For more about Roxanne, check out her WEBSITE and her FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!