ELAINE E’SSENTIAL was born Elaine Joplin… a name that should ring a bell! Yep, she’s a descendant of Scott Joplin and with music in her DNA, a singing career was bound to beckon. After a gospel grounding, Elaine got to work with people like Anthony Hamilton, Mc Lyte, Fred Hammond, Karen Clarke-Sheard, LL Cool J, Mary Mary, Dawkins & Dawkins, Trinitee 5:7. and other gospel and soul “names”.

Ms. E is a busy lady. She’s CEO of her own record label, E’ssential Music Entertainment through which she’s released a couple of Christmas albums, her own solo LP and an EP and right now she’s busy promoting her latest single, ‘Dreamin’’. It’s an intriguing and interesting groove that blends elements of neo-soul (a definite Jill Scott flavour) with R&B. The cut includes an uncredited rap but it’s the soulful, gospel-reared vocal that carries the day here.

ELAINE E’SSENTIAL; ‘Dreamin’’ out now via E’ssential Music