Last week Adeline officially changed her artist name to Adi Oasis. A name fans of hers will already be familiar with due to the name being her on stage persona and the name of her recent EP.
Adi Oasis will be delighting fans at Cheltenham Jazz Festival with her co-headline set with Lola Young on May 1st at Henry Westons Big Top at 2pm. Tickets available here
A soulfully distinctive voice, music with funky jazzy baselines and infectious melodic grooves, Adi Oasis is undoubtedly going to be one of the most memorable acts at Cheltenham Jazz Festival.
Adi is a French/Caribbean singer/songwriter/bass player and producer. Adi first arrived on many peoples radars when she fronted the nu-disco band Escort.
During the pandemic of 2020 Adi Oasis released EP’s: Intérmiesand Intérmixed and in 2021 she released EP; Adi Oasis all of which are sublime and wonderfully easy to listen to, soaking in every note, beat and vocal.
As well as releasing these EP’s during the pandemic, Adi taught herself to direct and produce 6 music videos including KAMAUU’s Youtube hit Mango as Nightshade, her new production duo with creative partner Morgan Wiley (Midnight Magic, Hercules & Love Affair) and guested on multiple tracks with Wax Tailor, Kraak & Smack + others.
Of the Adi Oasis EP she says;
“Creating this EP during one of the weirdest times in our modern history — not just the pandemic, but also living through these difficult political times, global warming, struggle against racism, etc. — has brought to light a deeper meaning for what music is to me,” explains Adi. “Music is my oasis, the stage is my oasis, the studio is my oasis.”
The EP includes single Stages ft. KAMAUU.
“Stages” is about my journey in the music business as a young black woman, but it’s relevant to indie artists in general, and everyone who’s hustling to reach their goals. I’ve had many experiences of not being taken seriously, of people making me feel like I’m not good enough, and of being hit on by fake aspiring collaborators who turned out to have ulterior motives. ‘Stages’ is my self-affirming chant reminding me that ‘I’m not going to take sh*t from anybody anymore. I got this. I trust myself’. Having KAMAUU on the song felt perfect because not only is he talented beyond words, but he’s also been a great advocate for me as a female producer.”
We can’t wait to see/hear Adi bring some of these songs to life on the stage at Cheltenham Jazz Festival.
About Adi Oasis
French-Caribbean singer, bassist and producer Adeline (pronounced ad-uh-leen) spent most of the pandemic soothing our frazzled nerves with a constant stream of soulful, heartwarming songs, including 2 EPs, collaborations with Masego, Blue Lab Beats, Pastel, Kamauu, Yakul, Jean Tonique and more. Her unique blend of funk, R&B and soul got us through the long hard months as we watched our world go up in flames, both literally and figuratively.
With the hustle and shine (and cautious optimism) of a classic NYC immigrant, Adeline’s latest EP, Adi Oasis, included a premiere of “Whisper My Name” on A COLORS SHOW. Praised by Rolling Stone, Bass Player, Blackbook and more, the 7-song collection features a handful of previously shared, fan-favorite singles and three enthralling new tracks, including the brand new single, “Stages” ft. KAMAUU.
Adeline also produces under the moniker Night Shade with her partner Morgan Wiley (Midnight Magic, Jessica 6). Their first cut for another artist was the sun-drenched summer jam “Mango” for Atlantic Records artist Kamauu, which also features Adeline on vocals and bass.
Adeline has toured globally, appearing with Anderson .Paak, JUNGLE, Lee Fields, Chromeo, Big Freeda, and more, and has performed at Afropunk, Funk on the Rocks (Red Rocks), Central park summerstage and Winter Jazz Fest.