Bio


 

SOLEIL NIKLASSON U.S.A.


SINGER, COMPOSER, LYRIST

SOLEIL:  EARTHY, SOULFUL, BLUESY, BEAUTIFUL POETRY IN MOTION, A DROP OF GOLDEN SUN.

HER ROOTS ARE JAZZ, BLUES, LATIN, FUNK, SOUL, GOSPEL AND FOLK.

SOLEIL´S VOICE, SO STRONG AND COLORFUL, CAPTIVATES HER AUDIENCE.

SHE TAKES YOU FROM THE 1ST NOTE TO THE LAST NOTE ON A HIGH ENERGY DRIVEN JOURNEY FULL OF EMOTION.

SOLEIL IS A SPECIAL ARTIST, SHE TAKES THE AUDIENCE DEEPER INTO THE SPACE THEY WANT TO GO.

SHE HAS A WONDERFUL POWER, BECAUSE MUSIC IS HER HOME, IT IS THE PLACE SHE FINDS SO REAL.

SOLEIL BRINGS HOPE, SHE IS THE DREAMMAKER.

SHE CAN EXPLORE BOUNDRIES AND MOVE HEARTS AND SOULS.

WHAT A LADY OF THE MOMENT - A SURPRISE.

SOLEIL BRINGS LOVE AND HER VOICE TELLS US THAT WE MUST GET BACK TO LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING.

SHE SAYS SHE KNEW SINCE SHE WAS 5 HER MISSION ON THIS EARTH: SINGING, SINGING AND SINGING.

SOLEIL GREW UP IN CHURCH, IN CHICAGO, GOING IN THE HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY AND THE SMILES, THE GLOWS IN THE EYES OF THE FOLK, SHE KNEW SHE DID SOMETHING GOOD, AND UNTIL THIS DAY IT STILL REMAINS THE SAME.

SHE WORKED AND LIVED AMONG MANY WONDERFUL ARTISTS WHO WERE TEACHERS IN HER LIFE AND HER DESIRE GREW BIG TO ACHIEVE HER PURPOSE, THE MUSIC. SHE HAS FOUND HER WAY.

SOLEIL SAYS: „I OWE IT ALL TO MY DADDY, ONE OF MY GREATEST TEACHER. THOSE LATE NIGHT SESSIONS, FROM 6 TO 10 YEARS OF AGE IN CHICAGO WITH MY DAD ON PIANO AND VOICE, WAS SO MUCH FUN!

THEN THE FATHER OF SOUL, MY 1ST CONCERT VISIT AT THE REGEL THEATER IN CHICAGO WITH MR. JAMES BROWN ON HIS 1ST TOUR. I WAS 8 YEARS, HE LEFT A GREAT FOOTPRINT IN MY LIFE.

AND EDDIE HARRIS, WHO SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN MY AUNT CHLOE´S  KITCHEN, CELEBRATING LOTS OF SUCCESS WITH HIS MUSIC, WAS ANOTHER BIG INFLUENCE IN MY EARLY LIFE. I HAD TO GO TO BED, BUT I WAS LOOKING THROUGH THE KEY HOLE ALL NIGHT.

MY AUNT CHLOE, WHO WAS ALSO A BIG MENTOR FOR ME, GAVE A FISH FRY EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT. MANY ARTIST,CALLED FRIENDS, SUCH AS DINAH WASHINGTON AND JOHNNY GUITAR WATSON WERE HER GUESTS.CATFISH, COLE SLAW AND SPAGHETTI AND MY BIG EARS BEHIND THE DOOR!

I GREW UP. I JOINED MANY CHURCH CHOIRS. MY GRANDFATHER WAS A PREACHER. THE LOVE FOR THE SPIRITUAL WORLD AWAKEND IN MY LIFE. IN MY CATHOLIC CHURCH I MET OSCAR BROWN JR..I WORKED WITH HIM IN A PROJECT AND WE GOT AN EMMY FOR OUR MUSIC.

THE NEXT CHAPTER IN MY LIFE WAS ABOUT BANDS AND BAND CONTESTS AND WINS. I GOT THE CHANCE TO WORK WITH BILLY PRESTON AND LINDA HOPKINS, TWO GREAT TEACHERS FOR ME.

ONE DAY LINDA HOPKINS JUST SAID,“ TODAY YOU WILL SING WITH ME AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES IN LOS ANGELES.“ WHAT A GREAT LESSON AND EXPIRIENCE FOR ME.

I GREW UP WITH MICHAEL JACKSON´S MUSIC. HE IS VERY IMPORTANT IN MY LIFE. HIS LYRICS OPENED MY HEART AND HIS GIFT WAS A GATE FOR ME TO FOLLOW MY DREAMS. WHERE THINGS SEEMED TO BE IMPOSSIBLE, HE SHOWED ME THE POSSIBLE.

AND IT GOES ON AND ON.BUT MY GREATEST TEACHER IS JESUS. WHEN YOU MAKE LOVING OTHERS THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE THERE IS NEVER A FINAL CHAPTER. THE LEGACY CONTINUES. YOU LEND YOUR LIGHT TO ONE PERSON AND HE SHINES IT ON ANOTHER AND IT GOES ON AND ON.“  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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