MY STORY

Hi, Everybody,

 

I Am Pepper Solana - (also known as “Pepa”), born and raised in Madrid (Spain).

Properly raised by my grandparents, as a child I was always moving from parent to parent to grandparents and back to parents on an emotional rollercoaster.

 

Much of my sadness and insecurities stem from being bullied and called weird by other kids at school, but through my love and devotion for the Art of Music, I was molded distinctly, into a passionate singer and performer.

My father fueled my love for music inspired me to be great. He used to play guitar and sing to me when I was a young sponge. Music and Melody went straight to my heart. I would sit and soak up the music all day long with my dad, until I fell asleep. I hear all the songs and melodies in my head, still today...

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At age 14, I began touring and making a living as a singer.  I got my first apartment at 19, and was on my own.

Artistically, the most inspiring and influential artist that shaped my diverse range and style are; Ella Fitzgerald, Marlena Shaw, Black Crowes, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Lisa Fisher, Chaka Khan, Etta James,  ...

 

I toured the Eastern & Spanish speaking nations with my band and other great artists, where I garnered a wealth of experience.  I also performed with Tini Stoessel in the European “Got Me Started Tour”...

I moved to New York City for a music course at the New York Jazz Academy... And decided to stay... I miss Madrid, but I Love NY!

I met my wonderful manager Royal Bayyan, who's come from his famous family Kool & The Gang... I picked Royal, because he was honest & passionate about my musical talent, right from the start.

I'm now working with an arsenal of Hot Producers and songwriters... like Has-San Smith, Balewa Muhammad, Teddy Riley or Cannon Mapp, Chaz Lamar Shepherd. and Jorge Perez of The Patax Band. Live performances with Teddy Riley's  (Hollywood Star Commemoration), and Nile Rodgers, and working on setting-up a world tour. 

I'm living in Manhattan with three cats... And I'm 100% Vegan …

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