Girl group Stooshe are a vocal trio featuring Courtney Rumbold, Alexandra Buggs & Karis Anderson.
These London Lasses broke onto the UK music scene in 2012, with an unconventional approach to the standard girl band formula. They went on to achieve rapid success with their 2nd single release ‘Blackheart’ selling 800,000 singles, spending 6 weeks in the UK Chart top 5, over 16 weeks in the top 40 and received a nomination for “Best British single” at the 2013 Brit Awards, up against some of the biggest names in the industry.
The girl’s long awaited album “London With The Lights On” was released in May 2013, charting at number 8 to a great media reception. The Independent‘s Simon Price quoted “The south London trio’s effortlessly assured debut combines classic 1960s soul, street party reggae, upfront electro-pop, cackling Night Bus backchat and shameless sexual innuendo. And there is nothing not to love about it”!
In a relatively small amount of time Stooshe’s achievements spoke for themselves, touring with pop history’s biggest names, Nikki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez, closing the Mobo’s, getting nominated for a Brit and having had 4 top 20’s, 2 top 10’s and a top 10 selling album.
Since the release of the last album the girls took a small hiatus to re brand, evolve and record new material.
After a soft release of single “LOCK DOWN”, released on January 15th 2016, Stooshe have received an overwhelming response to their return being championed by many publications including The Metro. Daily Star and Mail Online.
Their much anticipated, new Summer single “LET IT GO” is OUT NOW, will be followed by the south London trios sophomore album which, hosts an array of talent including Carla Marie Wiliams (Beyonce) Grammy Winner Keith Harris (Black Eyed Peas) and hit producers Dr Vades (Bryson Tiller) to name a few.
The album also burst some great collaborations, including Beenie Man and promises to represent the journey Stooshe have embarked on over the past 18 months. It draws on inspiration from Destiny’s Child and SWV, fused with strong beats, thick synths and live instruments. The sound is a natural evolution of the group, but remains true to their pop, RnB and soulful melody.
From the animated characters that propelled them into the critically acclaimed girl group to now, older, wiser and in the driving seat Stooshe commented: ‘’The new album represents freedom and choice, a snapshot of the journey we have been on so far. We can’t wait to share it, learn from it and grow with it’’.
Alongside their new sound, Courtney, Karis and Alex have grown into their own sophisticated look and style. Encompassing their urban London roots with Hollywood glamour, they have channelled their boldness, sass and energy for their powerful musical renaissance.
Stooshe have an intense year ahead including jetting off globally as ambassadors (Global Gifters) for the Eva Longoria Global Gift Foundation as well as a US tour with brand partner Penthouse and being invited to perform on a US college tour with Taboo (Black Eyed Peas) in October.
The girls have also signed a sports clothing partnership deal with FILA which will not only see them become the face of brand this year but also includes a small range being designed by the girls to go in various retail outlets nationwide in the near future.
What can we say …. The Girls are back!!!
‘Lock Down’ released in January 2016, tells the story of the determined and emotional journey Stooshe have been on following their three top ten hits, Mobo and Brit nominations and UK/ European tours supporting two global superstars, Nicki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez.
Produced by Detonate (Labrinth/Connor Mannard) and Executively produced by Troy Antunes whose collaborations include Justin Timberlake, Britany Spears, Ciara and NSYNC alongside a video directed and produced by Damien Sandoval, whose credits include Jeremih and Pia Mia, Stooshe’s entry back into the charts is going to be one to watch.
The video shot in the UK and LA also includes a cameo from US heartthrob America’s Next Top Model and Guess model Dom Benjamin.
Inspired by Destiny’s Child and SWV, the chart topping trio’s single showcases their musical evolution in sound and style. From the animated characters that propelled them into the critically acclaimed girl group to now, mature, wiser and passionate trio well and truly back in the driving seat.
Their highly anticipated New Summer single “LET IT GO” IS OUT NOW and will be followed by the south London trios sophomore album. The album showcases their beautifully integrated, supremely strong vocals and sees them collaborating with an array of global hit making talent and songwriters including; Carla Marie Wiliams (Beyonce), Grammy Winner Keith Harris (Black Eyed Peas) and, hit producers Dr Vades (Bryson Tiller) to name a just few.