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The Woman Behind the Man in the Mirror.
Few artists can boast the collaborations that Siedah Garett does. Just the mention of her name reminds us of Michael Jackson. She did not just perform backing vocals on the legend's Bad songs. She sang duets with him such as I just can't stop loving you. She co-wrote songs for him. Two of these are the acclaimed number 1 Man in the mirror and Keep the faith. It is no surprise then when names followed including Quincy Jones, Donna Summer or Madonna. Her backing vocalist CV is impressive. This sometimes overshadows her songwriting. Yet the latter remains undeniable with its contribution to global hits and just for the sheer achievement of getting Quincy Jones' approval before reaching Michael Jackson and getting the nod there too. She follows this with songs for the likes of Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, and Paula Abdul. A lead vocalist, a backing singer and a songwriter, she's a name well recognized but not quite fully appreciated.
The Enchantment of UK's Own Little Sparrow.
Her name should say a lot of it already but sometimes it is essential to spell it out when it comes to a lovely sound. Enchanting vocals and music to match are stuff that dream worlds are made of. Performing songwriter Katie Ware carries her stage name "Little Sparrow" very well as she delivers, songwriting and performance wise, accompanied on the later by beautiful musicians.
Elbow's front member Guy Garvey realized this and nicknamed her the cockney sparra which ultimately led to her adopted artist's pseudonym. Her debut album "Wishing Tree' (2014) takes you through a journey not dissimilar to that of life, with the delicate yet strong voice of a passionate music craftswoman.