Bronte Shande is a Bristol based vocalist, songwriter and mentor with a wealth of experience. Singing and performing from a young age this soul-tress has graced the South-West music scene for over 10 years and with a BA (Hons) Professional Musicianship from the British and Irish Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) under her belt she continues to take both her music and teaching across the UK and Europe.
In her new project S H A N D E, Bronte features some of the most exceptional musicians from Europe and the USA to create exciting original music fusing Soul, Hip-Hop, Disco and RnB traditions alongside her own igniting performance style. Taking influence from the likes of feminist greats Hiatus Kaiyote, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and Esperanza Spalding. S H A N D E expresses her past trauma’s with a plethora of complex melodies finding roots in her femininity; decorated with flourishes of dreamy, melancoly harmonies opposed with honest grit.
Alongside teaching, creating music and performing as an independent solo artist, Bronte is also vocalist and performer for:
SØNDER - Gospel vocal collective based in Bristol.
PHRESHA’S - An upcoming function collective based in the South-West playing all your favourite Pop hits from the 90s to present day.
Agent Funk - Accomplished 8 piece Bristol based Soul and Funk function band.
Bronte has worked and performed with artists such as Benaddict, EMERLD, Ile Flottante, Katey Brooks, Fraser Anderson, Sam Brockington, Circe’s Diner, Ruth Royall and more. Bronte has also written for commercial sessions such as Integrate UK, Rewise UK, Yogocop Records and SPACE Youth.
Whether a featured Artist, mentor or performer in her own right, Bronte is sure to bring a dynamic and versatile approach to singing.
"Bronte Shande is an artist with a plethora of strings to her bow...a truly mesmerising vocalist"