Purdy on 007, 'pop noir' and her London dreams

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Purdy on 007, 'pop noir' and her London dreams

She's been compared to the likes of Nina Simone but Henley's hottest singing export, Purdy, is determined to make her mark in her own way.

Her silky sultry tones and old-fashioned glamour make this singer one to watch.

So far she has collaborated with the Grammy winning producer Andy Wright, Rizzle Kicks writer Emily Phillips and Jamiroquai’s producer Matt Johnson.

Not only that, but her latest single Next Time won the hearts of BBC 6 Music and BBC London, with 6 Music’s Craig Charles describing her music as being “So slinky it shouldn’t be allowed.”

She has spent her career singing with Simply Red on The Royal Variety Show, playing packed houses to massive London crowds and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Mick Jagger and Lana Del Ray.

Her debut album Diamond in the Dust comes out in May but London Live caught up with her ahead of her impending stardom to find out more about her sound, her ambitions and her links with 007.

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