Photography by Rob Wilcox
Sharlene-Monique is a London based singer-songwriter. Her debut EP Destiny combines emotive, soulful vocals with inspiring songs of empowerment, love and self-acceptance; accompanied by music to move and soothe the soul. It has been streamed over 850,000 times internationally on Spotify including Japan, Taiwan & the Philippines. Her music video ‘You’ won Best Solo, Best Inspirational and Music Video Of The Year at the Jump Music Video Awards 2017. In 2019 she was awarded for 'Best Performing Artist' & 'Originality/ Inspirational Music' from the women's organisation Voice & Hope'.
2019 started with a European tour spanning Amsterdam & Ireland, & boasting sold out shows in London & Norway. As a lead vocalist she's no stranger to the TV screen or big stages, having toured the length and breadth of UK & US with The Kingdom Choir, & performing on such platforms as The Today Show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Hollywood Bowl and Access Hollywood to name a few. She's also performed on the hit TV show Call The Midwife in seasons 7 & 8.
Single 'Diamond Woman' features on rotation on Jazz FM, and she also performed a bespoke version on their live sessions in 2020.
Sharlene's new EP 'Perspective' is out now
With influences from the music of Lauryn Hill, Lianne La Havas, Moonchild and Jill Scott. Her song 'Life' was placed on Global Soul radios weekly top 20 chart. She's performed on BBC Radio Londons 'Living Rooms Sessions' and her first live in person performance for 2021 was a support slot for Jake Isaac at the Shure UK Press Day. In November Sharlene embarked on a 15 date tour reaching across the UK and finishing at London’s enormous Indigo at The O2 supporting UK pop icon Gabrielle. She released her 3rd project on the last day of that tour titled,
Raw & Honest Love - Piano & Voice with rich new piano accompaniments from Robert Mitchell, Tania Ilyashova and KeithBazari.
December 2021 saw the release of her debut book 31 Diamond Thoughts Vol.1. A book that hones in on Sharlene-Monique's intimate thoughts regarding relationships, marriage, friendship and grief to name a few. A daily snapshot on how to live a life of purpose, contentment and intention whilst navigating the many challenges life presents us.
She is currently working on a new project which is supported by Help Musicians UK.