SHARON GITAU

Singer-Songwriter • Composer • Voiceover Artist

Website of recording artist, singer-songwriter, composer, voice-over artist and TV personality Sharon Gitau. © 2018 Sharon Gitau. All Rights Reserved


JULY 2018

CREDITS: LEAD & BACKING VOX
MY LOVE IS STRONGER WITH YOU SINGLE

Featured recording artist, backing and session vocalist on the Soulnaturals single My Love is Stronger With You.

To be released - summer 2018
© & ℗ 2018 T. Cannam / British Soul Standard


MARCH 2018

CREDITS: PRODUCER, CO-ARRANGER, LEAD & BACKING VOX
FESTIVAL OF YOUTH 2018

MIDI programmer, lead and backing vocalist, music coordinator for the live band, co-arranger with Julie Sharpe, mixer and producer of the tracks.

Commissioned by Newham Music to produce an orchestrated arrangement of musical theatre hit This is Me (from The Greatest Showman soundtrack) for schools in the London Borough of Newham, for inclusion in interactive schools concert at Theatre Royal Stratford East as part of the Festival of Youth 2018.

The concerts will inspire young people, drawing links between music and film, television, dance and art. Celebrating talent from across the borough, including performances by Newham Music's Bridging Sounds Orchestra, the Newham Grooves Children's Choir and vocal collective Urban Flames.


MAY 2017

CREDITS: BACKING VOX
SOLAH'S UNPLUGGED VIDEO PROMO OF HER SINGLES FLAMES AND MADE OF LIGHT

Backing & session vocalist and backing vocals arranger with singer-songwriter SOLAH and gospel/pop vocalist Anthony Etheridge, for SOLAH's unplugged versions of her singles Flames with UK drum & bass producers Halogenix, from the Fifteen Years of Underground Sonics album (Critical Music) and Made of Light from Dispositions - The Remixes EP (Emperor.)

Available on iTunes and YouTube 
Released 9 May, 2017
© 2017 SOLAH & ℗ 2017 Critical Music


DEC 2016

CREDITS: CO-WRITER, LEAD & BACKING VOX
LEAD SINGLE LEBANON ELEVATOR
BACKING VOX
TITAN ARUM, KAMEL NITRATE'S LEBANON ELEVATOR ALBUM

Co-writer, featured recording artist and backing vocalist on the eponymous single Lebanon Elevator and backing vocalist on Titan Arum, from 'the first ever sci-fi/funk world music album' Lebanon Elevator.

Composed and produced by producer/multi-instrumentalist Tony Marrison. Sharon's first foray as a 'sonic space-piratess' and she was into it!

Available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music and CD
Released 12 December, 2016
© 2016 T. Marrison / S. Gitau (ASCAP)
℗ 2016 T. Marrison

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NOVEMBER 2015

CREDITS: WRITER, LEAD & BACKING VOX
HOME LEAD SINGLE FROM DEPARTURES ALBUM

Writer, featured recording artist and backing vocalist on electronic single Home.

Composed and produced by French DJ/Producer Yann Dulché, from his cinematic, electro album Departures.

Available on CD, iTunes and Bandcamp
Released 20 November, 2015
© 2015 Y. Dulché / S. Gitau (ASCAP)
℗ 2015 Thrills & Beats Records / Police Records


MARCH 2015

CREDITS: LEAD & BACKING VOX
CRACKED UP OVER YOU SINGLE

Featured recording artist, backing vocals and tambourine on Supertonic Sound Club's single Cracked Up Over You - a soul/pop rendition of the Northern Soul classic.

Available on CD, vinyl and iTunes
Released 6 March, 2015
℗ 2015 AMTY Records / Strong Rabbit Records

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SEPTEMBER 2014

CREDITS: BACKING VOX
SCHEHERAZADE SINGLE

Backing and session vocalist on Supertonic Sound Club's ska-pop single Scheherazade, featuring reggae legend Dave Barker.

Available on vinyl and iTunes
Released 15 September, 2014
℗ 2014 AMTY Records


MARCH 2013

CREDITS: LEAD & BACKING VOX
IF IT'S WAR, YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SINGLE

Featured recording artist, backing vocals and tambourine on the Soulnaturals single If It's War, You're Looking For.

Available on iTunes
Released 25 March, 2013
© 2013 S. Gitau (ASCAP) / T. Cannam
℗ 2013 British Soul Standard

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MARCH 2011

CREDITS: ORIGINAL FILM SCORE COMPOSER
THE APOTHECARY SCORE

Composer, arranger, orchestrator, pianist, vocalist, MIDI programmer, music coordinator and producer of an original classical score for the short film The Apothecary. Winner of the Best Drama award at BAFTA's First Light Awards 2011.

  Chaired by Barbara Broccoli, the First Light Awards judges included: Daniel Craig, David Yates, Sir Terry Gilliam, Sienna Miller, Nick Frost, Dougray Scott, Emily Mortimer,  Paul Greengrass and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett among other luminaries of stage and screen.

The Apothecary can be viewed on IMDb
Released 2010 First Light Movies | YPFC | Somerset Films
© & ℗ 2010 S. Gitau (ASCAP)


MAY 2010

CREDITS: ON-AIR TALENT
LIVE MUSIC GUEST PERFORMER ON BBC RADIO 2

Live performance and interview with Irish soulsters Supertonic Sound Club and reggae legend Dave Barker on BBC Radio 2, for Mark Lamarr's show God's Juke Box Sessions. Recorded at the iconic BBC Maida Vale Studios and broadcast on 29th May 2010.

Performed Whoop! Whoop! and backing vocals on Scheherazade and Truly Something Special.

Session playlist is available on the BBC iPlayer


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FEBRUARY 2010

CREDITS: BACKING VOX
TRULY SOMETHING SPECIAL SINGLE

Backing and session vocalist, backing vocals arranger and tambourine on soul/pop single Truly Something Special featuring Shelley Bukspan, by the Supertonic Sound Club.

Available on vinyl
Released February, 2010
℗ 2010 Rowed Out Records


DECEMBER 2009

CREDITS: CO-WRITER, LEAD & BACKING VOX
WHOOP! WHOOP!, SUPERTONIC SOUND CLUB EP

Co-writer, recording artist, backing vocalist and tambourine on soul/pop track Whoop! Whoop! from Supertonic Sound Club's eponymously titled EP.

Released December, 2009
© & ℗ 2009 J. Pipe / S. Gitau (ASCAP)

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MAY 2008

CREDITS: WRITER, LEAD & BACKING VOX
LET'S STAY TOGETHER MAXI-SINGLE

Writer, recording artist and backing vocalist on house single Let's Stay Together, co-produced with DJ/producer Des Mitchell.

Available on CD
Released 19 May, 2008
© 2008 S. Gitau (ASCAP) / D. Mitchell
℗ 2008 SoulHeat Records


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MARCH 2008

CREDITS: FEATURED VOCALIST
MIAMI WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE 2008 SAMPLER

Let's Stay Together single featured on SoulHeat Records' Miami Winter Music Conference 2008 Sampler.

Available on CD
Released 25 March, 2008 For promotional use only.
© 2008 S. Gitau (ASCAP) / D. Mitchell
℗ 2008 SoulHeat Records


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JANUARY 2008

CREDITS: LEAD & BACKING VOX
I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYETHE TONY CANNAM SET & GUESTS! EP

Featured recording artist, backing vocalist and tambourine on the soul/pop single I Spy With My Little Eye from The Tony Cannam Set & Guests! EP.

Available on iTunes
Released 14 January, 2008
© & ℗ 2007 British Soul Standard


SEPTEMBER 2005

CREDITS: WRITER, CO-PRODUCER, LEAD & BACKING VOX
BELIEVE AND I AM BECOMING DEMO SINGLES

Writer, recording artist, backing vocalist, vocal arranger and co-producer of pop song demos Believe and I Am Becoming, co-produced with DJ/producer Des Mitchell and production duo the Beatbrothers.

For promotional use only.
© & ℗ 2005 D. Mitchell, S. Gitau, I. Flockhart and A. Gold

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2004

CREDITS: LEAD & BACKING VOX
IF IT'S WAR YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SINGLE / FOUR TRACKS ON THE SWEET COMMUNICATION ALBUM
BACKING VOX
YOU GIVE ME HOPE

Featured recording artist, backing vocalist, vocal arranger and tambourine on single If It's War You're Looking For and on album tracks: Lead Me To The Water, Building On A Bad Foundation, Heaven Knows Why I Love You Sunshine Waiting For You.

Backing vocals on You Give Me Hope from The Soulnaturals album Sweet Communication.

Available on iTunes
Released 2004
© & ℗ 2004 Fighting Chance Records


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JANUARY 2004

CREDITS: FEATURED VOCALIST
THE BRITISH AT MIDEM 2004 COMPILATION

Lead Me To The Water single featured on The British At MIDEM 2004 compilation.

Available on CD
Released January, 2004 For promotional use only
© & ℗ 2004 The British Phonographic Industry Limited


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APRIL 2000

CREDITS: VOX, BACKING VOX & TAMBOURINE
LEAD ME TO THE WATER MAXI-SINGLE

Featured recording artist, backing vocalist, vocal arranger and tambourine on soul/pop maxi-single Lead Me To The Water by The A-Side, also featuring the Monaco String Quartet (Madonna's Frozen.)

Available on CD and vinyl
Released 17 April, 2000
© & ℗ 1999 Fighting Chance Records


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