N’Dea Davenport shares her story behind the superstardom of being the lead singer of “The Brand New Heavies.” She is a progressive musician, singer, songwriter and producer who has followed her dream and traveled the world. Her vision of how we can bring the planet back into balance includes embracing “living in the moment,” and nurturing and nourishing ourselves. There are so many wonderful healers working as musicians and traveling modeling the life that is restful, calm and happy. N’Dea Davenport is one of those people.
The soulful voice of vocalist/ songwriter/ producer N’Dea Davenport first emerged in 1991 when she became the front woman for the Acid Jazz British funk band, The Brand New Heavies.
But long before worldwide notoriety was present, she fell in love with music, dance, performing and the arts. “I think I got involved in almost everything creatively I could do when I was in school, to keep my mind busy to try and stay out of trouble. From sports to theater, you name it. I probably did it.” A regular routine of piano and dance studies were the core of her development. Ironic as it is, singing would later be the focus of her affections.
As soon as it was possible to “break out” as she calls it, she left her home town of Atlanta, with little more than 300 dollars on route to Los Angeles with the primary goal of just going somewhere she had never been to alone. Little did she know, that early sense of adventure would begin a chain-of-events that would change her life forever.
To learn more about NDea and listen to her music, go to MySpace.com/ndeadavenport.