|Genres:||R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||soul neo-soul female vocalists rnb jazz neo soul|
Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. Perhaps best known as the singer for the short-lived mid-90s R&B outfit, Groove Theory, Amel Larrieux has also lent her vocal talents to recordings by several renowned outfits, in addition to launching a solo career shortly after the dawn of the twenty-first century.
Larrieux was raised in Manhattan, in an apartment called Westbeth, which was largely inhabited by artists. Encouraged by her professor/dance critic mother to follow her growing interest in the arts, Larrieux began studying dance and penned poetry, in addition to singing. By the early 90s, Larrieux had formed Groove Theory with ex-Mantronix rapper Bryce Wilson, a duo which scored a US Top 5 hit single in 1995 with Tell Me, taken from their successful self-titled debut album, issued the same year. Larrieux subsequently sang on recordings by the Roots, Soulive, Sweetback (a band formed by Sades backing musicians), and...