Join Alexandra Burke + special guests live at the Jazz Cafe on the 18th & 19th September. Tickets on sale for £22.50 (+ booking fee) from ticketmaster.co.uk or Jazz Cafe Box Office Doors open at 7pm.
“I'm not super human, I'm just Alexandra from North London.” – Alexandra Burke
‘Just Alexandra’ indeed. Singing since the age of 5 and performing live by the time she was 9 years old, vocal powerhouse Alexandra Burke – who has sold more than four million records worldwide – has a signature soulful sound that was crafted throughout a childhood filled with music.
Melissa Cecelia Ewen Bell, Burke’s mother, known to many as the ‘last leading lady’ of hit group Soul II Soul, took her to perform every weekend wherever they could find a live band.
The British star’s amazing voice and vocal range developed quickly, capturing the heart of legendary recording artist Stevie Wonder, who wanted to sign her to Motown at age 12. From that point forward, offers for a record deal kept coming in yet education remained the top priority. It wasn’t until age 16 that Burke first auditioned for UK’s “The X Factor,” but as fate would have Alexandra was not chosen to compete. Turning a setback into an opportunity, she took time to perfect her skill and came back to win the show’s title in 2008.
Alexandra is also passionate about giving back and has contributed her singing talent to support charities such as Samuel L. Jackson’s Shooting Stars in London. Additionally she has launched Save the Children UK’s “No Child Born to Die” campaign, climbed the Inca Trek in Peru for Breast Cancer Care and supports Juvenile Diabetes-related charities in the UK. To support Children In Need’s POP Goes The Musical in 2012, Alexandra also performed an impressive rendition of Eponin’s ‘On My Own’ in the epic musical Les Miserables at London’s Queen’s Theatre.
Recently, Alexandra sang in a tribute to Chaka Khan at the legendary Apollo Theatre’s star-studded Spring Concert Gala in New York, with the UK’s Daily Mail raving, “Alexandra Burke stuns as the only Brit performing…”She’s also currently working on her third studio album and collaborating with the industry’s best producers to showcase her unmatched vocal skills, whilst also starring in West End smash hit ‘The Bodyguard’. This new music will not only go back to her roots, but bring home the extraordinary vocal ability and honest emotional expression that Alexandra’s fans have come to know and love.