… After a few years of performing in churches locally and abroad, her passion for singing lead her to make the decision to study in the UK and leave her native Gibraltar in 2001 and pursue her first combined BA (Hons) degree in Music and Italian. It was in Anglia Ruskin University where she specialised in Jazz voice. And even took a year out in Italy as part of her combined degree course before graduating in 2005.
In 2008, Stephanie also attended the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff to undertake both a Post Graduate course and a Master of Arts degree in Jazz Voice. A chance TV appearance for HTV Wales came along when she featured as a performer to represent the Jazz department for the College’s 60th anniversary documentary. Whilst studying at the college, Stephanie concluded that her vocal influences both in jazz and in commercial music were Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Astrud Gilberto, Dinah Washington and Jennifer Rush.
The evolutionary stages of her first EP ‘Crazy Game’ was during a trip to London where she found a new love in writing as well. In her album, Stephanie thought it was essential to introduce different style genres in order to demonstrate her versatility as a vocalist and to show her adaptability and connection to the music. ‘Crazy Game’ is a distinct album influenced by Jazz, Blues, Middle Eastern music, Latin Soul and Dance music. Currently going through a journey of self-discovery.