Notable to be the 1st and probably last reggae singer to emerge from Chester, England, Ava Leigh were able to make an impression on the cynical music press because of the genuine sounds of her debut album. Given birth to in 1986, Leigh (actual name Hayley Carline) was raised on the musical diet plan of her mother’s enthusiasts rock and roll and ska collection. At any occasion talent competition she uncovered her singing skills, so she became a member of the institution choir and jazz music group. Declining an give from her parents to send out her to stage college on the lands she wished to perform things her very own way, she shortly signed a cope with 141a Administration. Initially getting close to record businesses with an R&B audio, she soon changed into reggae after getting introduced towards the Abu Shanti AUDIO SYSTEM by supervisor Raymond Stevenson. After conference the A&R guy who uncovered Jamiroquai, she agreed upon a cope with Virgin Information and began focus on her debut record. Co-written with Nick Manasseh, Upcoming Cut (Lily Allen), and Feng Shui, it had been documented in such different places being a outdoor shed in Glastonbury, a cellar studio room in Brixton, and Harry J’s well-known studio room in Kingston, Jamaica, with Sly & Robbie. Inspired by Marcia Griffiths and Dennis Dark brown, Fired up Underground premiered in 2008 and features the singles “La La La” and “Mad About the Boy,” aswell as “After Tonight,” a duet with Finley Quaye.