Alexia Coley’s background as a big band jazz singer and then as lead singer for West London crew The Rotten Hill Gang prepared her for the big stage, but when she played at Big Chill Festival on the huge Revellers stage, she started to become widely known for her solo work. Plenty of industry figures saw her show that day and consequently she was asked to play an impromptu second set in the backstage VIP. The Jalapeno crew were in the audience that day and started a pursuit of her signature that lasted over a year. Although her future label only discovered her that day, you could ask anyone in the West London live music scene and they all would know exactly who she was. When people saw Alexia sing they remembered it.
Her songs are timeless but still relate to kids growing up right now and she can just as often be found sandwiched between a rapper and a DJ on the bill as a line-up of jazz players at Ronnie Scotts. Her style has been naturally perfected in a way that makes it seems obvious that there is show business in the blood - her late mother Ethel Coley having been a famous stage performer in her day. Her singles Keep the Faith, Beautiful Waste Of Time and Drive Me Wild received national airplay on BBC 6 Music, BBC London and BBC Radio 2 and delighted fans with their limited edition 7” vinyl releases. Her debut album Keep The Faith was released in October 2014 to critical acclaim whilst her live diary quickly filled up with festivals like Secret Garden Party and Glastonbury. A true natural talent.