Artist Details

The Brand New Heavies

biography

The Brand New Heavies were born out of the rare groove scene and formed in the late eighties by drummer/keyboard player Jan Kincaid, bassist Andrew Love Levy and guitarist Simon Bartholomew. As pioneers of the London acid jazz scene, their groundbreaking alternative sound has garnered commercial and critical acclaim worldwide.

N'Dea Davenport originated out of Atlanta, then onto LA where she emerged from the downtown art and musical community. N'Dea's notoriety came swiftly by collaborating with varied artists in Hip hop, pop, rock and soul before joining TBNH—forever shaping her diversity of life, style and musical taste.

Starting out as a groundbreaking West Coast label that developed a string of rap and R&B artists, Delicious Vinyl was co-founded by Michael Ross and is responsible for some of rap's first true crossover successes including Tone Loc, Young M.C, and the Pharcyde. Ross signed The Brand New Heavies in '92 and handpicked Davenport as lead vocalist, which not only diversified the label, but also led to the creation of a great international live soul band.