Paper Dolls Glass Houses
Toronto-based singer/songwriter Bunmi Adeoye (pronounced boo-mee a-day-oh-yeh!) wants to have your babies, yes, all of them. In exchange, she'll give you her songs of love, pain, heartache, deceit, longing, hope and redemption. Described as sounding like a mixture of Carol King and Tracy Chapman with a dash of Avril Lavigne and Ani DiFranco, Bunmi writes and sings tunes that could be the soundtrack of a scorned ex-girlfriend, desperately searching for "closure". Bunmi lived in Europe for a few years and while living there she worked with various local artists as a studio and backup singer. She was also a semi-finalist in the London-based Perrier Young Jazz Musician competition. She is strongly influenced by artists such as KT Tunstall, David Gray, Damien Rice. She credits her flair for writing melodramatic tunes to listening to vintage French love songs, reading Harlequin romances before she was old enough to French kiss, and watching loads of Barbara Streisand and Judy Garland musicals. A child of the 80s, she has also been happily tainted by WHAM! And Sade.