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Beautifully texturing her pure, sultry and smoky vocals with a sensual, jazzy musical style, Nigerian born, Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Douyé continues to broaden her base of appreciative and passionate fans all over the world. While growing up with the rhythmic, blues and jazz driven music of her home country, Douyé was influenced by such jazz and R&B legends as Peggy Lee, Ray Charles, Billie Holliday, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Nigerian born contemporary jazz vocalist Sade. Douyé a multi-faceted performer began singing in church at the age of seven and quickly began focusing on her future as a professional singer. By age ten, she was expressing her innermost emotions in poetry, which led naturally to her development as a compelling songwriter. In her mid-teens, she traveled to Europe to pursue her growing musical dreams, and she later immigrated to the United States to study voice at the acclaimed Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California.

After graduating from MI, Douyé continued honing her singing, songwriting and musical direction, becoming a prolific writer and performing for audiences at clubs throughout Los Angeles. While working towards her ultimate goal of becoming a recording artist, she hit it off creatively with Terry Shaddick, a renowned pop songwriter and producer well known for co-writing Olivia Newton John’s era defining smash “Physical.” Coming to share a singular vision, Douyé and Shaddick penned the songs that would launch Douye’s recording career on the newly released, appropriately titled debut album "Journey". The title is a perfect reflection of Douyé's musical and life experiences leading up to her exciting emergence as an independent singer/songwriter. To this day, she complements her music making with deep passions for writing poetry and collecting primitive art. "Journey" is largely a autobiographical 11-song collection from this multi-talented artist’s, showcasing her seductive, emotional voice in a vast array of musical and life experiences. 'Journey' showcases her seductive, emotional voice in a dreamy, easy grooving landscape that draws inspiration from the many creative influences that have touched her life.

A feature of the album is the quality of the musicians that Douyé has assembled to support her and this is well demonstrated with the melodically romantic ‘In Love With You’ for which the guitar of Jeff Prescetto is particularly effective. A splash of sax from the renowned Gary Meek simply adds to the pleasure and although ‘Still Hurting’ has a shuffling beat to die for, its the hypnotic ‘Wicked World’ that proves to be a delightful vehicle for a more soulful side to Douyé’s virtuosity. In part,'The Voice’ betrays Shaddick’s credentials as a seasoned pop writer and as Douyé makes the most of this heartfelt ballad she throws up the real possibility of a jazz to pop cross-over hit. The turned down splendor of ‘Cold Wind Blows’ contrasts magnificently with the jazzy and theatrically orientated title track which is blessed by the guitar of James Harrah and an excellent contribution from Harry Kim on muted trumpet. However, ‘Waiting For My Man’ puts Douyé right back in the rhythmic groove that is indicative of much of the album and with ‘Walk Away’ she stays there. An understated but nevertheless distinctively Caribbean vibe is heard on ‘A Day In Paradise’. The extremely well delivered ‘Fly Away’ affords listeners the opportunity to really appreciate Douyé’s very individual style. That said, a real Smooth Jazz Therapy favorite is the outrageously infectious ‘On For You’. Gliding atop a deliciously languid mid tempo beat, and with Prescetto also lending a hand on background vocals, this is one seriously good tune.

Douyé definitely exudes the girl next door, down to earth personality, that is very personable as well as attractive. You can get her CD from CD BABY, Amazon, itunes as well as her website at and

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