New kid on the soul block, CHEYENNE ELLIOTT, has an illustrious musical pedigree. The young native New Yorker is the granddaughter of Dionne Warwick and, of course, a cousin of Whitney Houston and niece of Cissy. Her father, David Elliott, (son of Dionne) is an acclaimed writer with a string of hits to his credit, including Luther Vandross’ ‘Here And Now’.
Cheyenne made her music debut aged just 9 when she joined her grandmother on stage at Coney Island to join in a live version of ‘That’s What Friends Are For’. In her teens Cheyenne toured with Ms Warwick and she’s also worked with numerous soul luminaries, amongst them Gladys Knight.
Earlier this year Narada Michael Walden took young Cheyenne into his San Rafael, California studios to work on her own debut recordings… with an EP slated for release in early 2015. In the meantime you can sample Ms Elliott’s talents on the single ‘Let There Be Love’ – a duet with her grandmother. The song’s not the old standard; rather it was written by Walden with Shannon Rubicam and George Merrill, who wrote two of Whitney Houston’s biggest hit songs: ‘How Will I Know’ and ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)’. The new tune’s a classy piece of smooth soul with both singers in fine form.
Prior to the release of Cheyenne’s EP, Walden’s label, Tarpan Records, will be releasing dance mixes of her own song, ‘With You’. Yep, looks like early 2015’s going to be a busy old time for Ms Cheyenne Elliott.
Find out more @ www.tarpanrecords.com