Born in Lusaka, Zambia, Hilary Mwelwa relocated to London with her family at age five. As a child she adopted her father’s love of music, as their home was immersed with the sounds of traditional Zambian music along with such American R&B/soul icons as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. This influence from such R&B greats is evident in Hilary’s powerful, soulful vocals.
Hilary is a fan of the kind of good music that hits you in the heart, mind and soul. She has found success with American R&B and soul devotees with her previous two releases, Soul Organic andCopasetik & Cool. USA Today declares, “Mwelwa’s vocals are always enticing” while Vibe Magazine heralds “Mwelwa’s rich, velvety voice warms the inside like a spot of tea.”
Hil St. Soul is made up of Hilary Mwelwa and her musical partner Victor Redwood Sawyer (founder of the award-winning hip hop group Blak Twang). Hil St. Soul is one of the hottest groups to emerge from London’s underground music scene in recent years. Hil St. Soul has toured with such individual artists as Macy Gray, Angie Stone and D’Angelo.
Stand outs on SOULidified are the first single Goodbye (a strikingly, beautiful, pensive and emotional ballad), a sexy and steamy duet with neo-soul crooner Dwele called Baby Come Over, the endearing Sweet on You, the inviting Hey Boy, and the gospel charged I’ve Got Me.
Find out more about Hil St. Soul at her myspace page.