Cristabella May is a singer/songwriter, currently living in Brighton. Her songs are all autobiographical so if you happen to know her, there's a strong chance you may recongnise yourself in there somewhere - especially if you're an ex lover!
Her influences are far and wide, Dusty Springfield,
Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, as well as a lot of early 60's American soul, such as Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin and Etta James. Her influences also move through the 70's: Stevie Wonder, Carol King, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood mac, as well as more 80's music such as the Eurythmics, Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
It's an eclectic group of artists and this has caused some difficulties for Cristabella. Namely, the most common question posed to an artist is "Who do you sound like"?
When your influences span 40 years or more this can be fairly tricky. There are obvious soul influences,
R 'n' B influences, but a lot of pop, folk, blues too.
I guess the person best placed to answer who does Cristabella May sounds like would be the listener and each may find something new in there.
Answers on a post card please.....