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.