Finally finished the EP for Joelle Smith, an artist from Germany. Joelle’s voice reminds me of the artists Joan Armatrading and Tracy Chapman. Great to be working with one of my old mates, Neil Costello – a friendship that spans over 25 years. Joelle and her husband have to beautiful children, twins – Samuel & Nathan.
Joelle was born in Benin – West Africa – and spent her early years living between Benin, Togo and Ghana, before moving to France. Today, she lives in Karlsruhe, Germany, with her beloved husband Isaac and their lovely twin boys, Samuel and Nathan. Over the years, she has learnt to appreciate God’s love and care for His people and singing to Him became, more than mere music, a daily attitude and an enjoyable exercise of faith. In her own words, “Sing when you are happy, sing when you are sad, sing when you are bored, sing when you are busy, sing when you can do it, sing when it seems that you cannot” That has been her motto throughout the years and in most circumstances’.