Seraphina Simone

 

Few artists have quite such a colourful back story as Seraphina. Her early life was split between her mother’s home in London – often full of creatives and bohemians, as varied as Chrissie Hynde and Billy Idol – and Los Angeles with her father, Terence Trent D’Arby (now Sananda Maitreya), who had chosen Prince, Miles Davis and Pete Townsend to be her godparents. With music in both her blood and her upbringing, it was only natural that she gravitated to London’s early 200os indie scene, but being in audiences packed full of white faces, her black, Cherokee and Greek heritage made her feel like an outsider.  Instead she returned to her early love of pop, taught herself production and launched her first band, through which she first met Self Esteem.