KERRIE MASTERS is a UK singer/songwriter who grew up listening to some great music courtesy of mum and dad and good old nan… I mean can you better  Etta James and Marvin Gaye or even Doris Day and Elvis? Kerrie tells us that her other  musical influences include Paolo Nutini , B.B. King, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and “anyone that sings and creates music from their soul”. Little wonder that her own music always has a soulful, emotive edge as witnessed on her 2002 ‘Better Place’ EP.

One of that mini-album’s tracks ‘Stubborn’ is currently winning plaudits in a new Soulfuledge (aka Russell Pollitt) remix. The original ‘Stubborn’ rode a bluesy, dramatic groove which the new mix soulfully turns round. It rides in percussively before a loping bass line (not a million miles away from Omar’s ‘There’s Nothing Like This’) kicks in to establish the vibe. Cool, jazzy keys and meandering sax lines  bring a summer vibe which is cranked up by Kerrie’s sweet and lovely vocal. This is a proper summertime trip and comes recommended. If you prefer the tune sans vocals, there’s the instrumental available too.

Kerrie Masters’ ‘Stubborn’ is good to go now and you can learn more @