Rozalla

Rozalla

Biography

Zambian born Rozalla’s impressive string of hit singles has earned her the title ‘Queen Of Rave’. Rozalla first came on the scene in the 1980s in Zimbabwe, the country she had moved to from her birth country. Her singles charted well in the area and an English record producer took her to London in 1988. Rozalla’s career took off when she released ‘Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)’ in 1991. The song became a massive success, and was one of the bestselling singles of the year, reaching the top 10 in numerous countries. Today this anthemic rave classic is seen as one of the most influential dance songs ever.

1992 was a particularly good year for Rozalla. Her debut album, named after her debut hit, flew straight into the UK top 20 and spawned two more international hit singles: ‘Are You Ready To Fly’ and ‘Faith (In the Power of Love)’. Rozalla also toured with Michael Jackson on his “Dangerous” tour, opening all of his performances.

Rozalla subsequently recorded the theme song to the film, Carlito’s Way, ‘I Love Music’, which enjoyed UK Top 20/U.S. Hot 100 success in 1994. Further British hits followed in ‘Baby’, ‘This Time I Found Love’ and ‘You Never Love The Same Way Twice’. 1995 saw the release of her second album ‘Look No Further.’

Rozalla’s third album ‘Coming Home’ was released in 1998. In 2002 she enjoyed a surprise German hit single with a remix of ‘Everybody’s Free’. She re-emerged in 2003 alongside Plastic Boy on the vocal Trance hit single ‘Live Another Life,’ and 2005 saw the club hit with her track ‘All Or Nothing.’

Another version of ‘Everybody’s Free’ hit the Australian Top 5 in 2009, after it had been used as the theme to ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, and Rozalla successfully toured that country on the back of the success.

One of dance music’s most consistent performers, it is the style and melodic flair of Rozalla’s music that sets her apart. In 2009, she released a new album, her first for a number of years. It feature less dance-oriented music, and more soul, jazz, and RnB influenced tracks, including several self-penned tracks, as well as beautiful covers of Paul Weller’s ‘Broken Stones’, and Pete Doherty’s ‘For Lovers’. Rozalla appeared on many TV and Radio shows performing these two lead tracks, and also toured across Britain for 42 dates performing the album as support to the legendary artist Billy Ocean.

Rozalla continues to perform all across Britain, Europe and the world, and she also continues to record, most recently in 2011 the iconic dance track ‘Where is the Love’ with DJ Abel Ramos.