Sharlene-Monique Releases a Heartfelt new single, ‘Thank You’

Sharlene-Monique releases a heartfelt new single, ‘Thank You’ which remembers the Windrush generation on the forthcoming 75th anniversary on June 22nd. The song draws on influences from Jamaican artists Lila Iké & Chronixx.This reggae ode produced by Chris Morris is released in honour of her grandparents and shares the hope, courage and determination of those who started a new life in Britain in the 1950s.

Recent career highlights for Sharlene-Monique include a bespoke performance and recording for Shure UK‘s

‘Make The World Your Stage’ campaign and two featured tracks on Jazz pianist Robert Mitchell’s (True Think) album ‘Hold The Light’. Sharlene-Monique is the host for the second series of Melanated Stories a 5 part documentary exploring the Melanated-British Christian experience across London. This will air on TBN

UK in the autumn and includes an episode celebrating the Windrush Generation. As a lead vocalist she’s no stranger to the TV screen or big stage, having toured the UK on a 15 date tour as a support act with UK pop legend Gabrielle.

She continues to sing with the Kingdom Choir since their unforgettable performance at the 2018 Royal

Wedding in front of a global televised audience of 2 billion people. She co-wrote their song ‘Be Alright’ featured on their exclusive Apple Music ‘Home Sessions’ released in 2022.

2023 incorporates a number of exciting appearances. These include a performance at Southwark Cathedral for ‘Windrush 75’ the official Windrush Day Thanksgiving Service where she will perform ‘Thank You’ captured live by the BBC, a Pizza Express live performance and a live recording with Stabal. She is currently recording a new album supported by Help Musicians UK.

Sharlene’s thoughts on Thank You’:

‘As the proud granddaughter of Caribbean migrants, I was honoured to write this song with Mahailia Fontaine to celebrate them. This will resonate with anyone who is a descendant of that generation. I am‘ because of the sacrifices my grandparents made and I’m passionate about keeping their memory alive through this song.

Digital single available for streaming and download Tuesday 20th June 2023.

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