I would like to present you one more performer from amazing Maria Buccellati Fashion Show Yacht Party. I’ve got opportunity to listen her live few times earlier and highly believe that it’s one of “Must Hear” singer. Her biography for your attention below.
POLA is a London-based singer/songwriter discovered by the legendary top-selling UK producer Robin Millar, the man behind the success of SADE, Patricia Kaas, Ive Mendes and Everything But the Girl.
Robin says, “Pola approached me via my website two years ago with a dream and a bunch of very simple little demos. At first I was not sure there was anything to be done. Then three things happened. First, I heard something in the voice that made me know that if a lot of people heard that voice they would love it. You’re either born with that or you aren’t. Boy George had it, Sade had it, Tracey Thorn had it…and Pola had it. The second thing I heard was determination, ambition, single mindedness and self-belief. The third thing that happened is that I started ‘producing’ her music in my mind without being paid and without being asked to”.
POLA’s debut album has been produced by Robin and Ned Bigham whose production credits include Leona Lewis and Amy Winehouse.
Among those performing on the album is Emmy and British Academy Award winning composer/arranger/saxophonist John Altman, whose long list of credits includes co writing Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life and arranging for and playing with Van Morrison, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, George Michael, Bjork, Barry White, Bob Marley and many more. John says: ‘POLA’s music is like a breath of fresh air. The songs match the personality totally, and her unique style and sincerity shines through all she writes and performs. It’s a pleasure to create music with her’.
In May 2009 Pola performed at Sony Music’s Smooth Festival headlined by Macy Gray.
POLA’s first album ‘Wbrew’ has just been released in Poland by the largest Polish media group AGORA. Her single ‘Strangers in the Street’ peaked at #2 in Greece and has remained in the Top 20 Airplay Chart of Radio Corfu for 20 weeks. The UK release of ‘Brackenberry Lane’ is January 11th 2009.