Sherry Davis has been honing her vocal skills and piano playing from a young age, thanks in part to a gospel music upbringing and childhood love for Jill Scott, D’Angelo and Lauryn Hill.
After a 4 year stint writing and performing with top flight dance acts such as Netsky, Logistics and Shadowchild, Sherry is going back to her roots through a brand new, Afrocentric soul project called Ashirah Sounds. This new sound is stripped back and piano driven, with soaring vocals saturated with gospel tinged harmonies that hark back to Sherry’s teenage days as a choir director.
The Afrocentric element is a an exploration of identity and celebration of Africanity alongside co collaborators such as Afrikan Boy and Bin Ya Mama, an artist from her mother’s Kenyan tribe, the Giriama. The first Ashirah Sounds single will be launched alongside a documentary about Sherry’s grandfather, one of the first Africans to help lead excavations of ancient monuments along the Kenyan coast in the 1950’s.