Sunkissed, the title of Ashleigh Smith’s August 19, 2016 debut on Concord Records, describes her singing perfectly. The 27-year-old Dallas-based winner of the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocals Competition possesses an iridescent alto that radiates a spectrum of poised emotions. While clearly she’s capable of tackling material underscored by darker themes such as heartache and sobering social commentary, optimistic rays of light always shine through her voice.
Hall and Oates are one of my favourite artists/bands of all time, since I discovered them through my parents. I decided to record a cover of 'Sara Smile' as part of my academic studies at college, and this is my final result.
The original vocal is incredible (Hall is in my opinion one of the greatest singers of all time)and so I battled with getting it to satisfaction for this cover! However, I can assure that my best shot was given at those vocal takes!
Hope you guys like what you hear. If you don't, that's fine too
Cheers for having a look and a listen x