London-born singer DIONNE BROMFIELD releases her debut album on October 12 through Lioness Records/Island. ‘Introducing Dionne Bromfield’ is the first album issued by Lioness, the new label created by AMY WINEHOUSE. AMY is also godmother to the 13 year-old and she says of her protégé, “She’s so much better than I was at her age.” The album features covers of 12 classic songs that reflect DIONNE’S love of vintage soul music and ’60s girl groups. Tracks include ‘Mama Said’, ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, ‘Foolish Little Girl’ and ‘Am I The Same Girl’. It was at the age of ten that DIONNE started to think seriously about singing, after an aunt recognised her potential and referred her to a professional vocal coach. Speaking about the songs chosen for the album DIONNE explains: “Mostly I listen to Motown – that’s proper music. And these songs I’ve chosen, I just grew up around them. My mum had lots of old Motown LPs, and when you’re brought up listening to something you start singing the way these people are singing. My favourite singer is MARVIN GAYE, and ARETHA FRANKLIN is amazing as well – she has such a big voice! I also like NE-YO very much, I like BEYONCE, but I don’t want to go R&B or pop or anything like that. I want to keep it soul.”…. Full review of ‘Introducing Dionne Bromfield’ on www.soulandjazzandfunk.com very soon.