Ese & The Vooduu People
Born and raised in Bermondsey, London, Ese Okorodudu is a professional musician, singer, songwriter and performer based in the South-West of the capital.
Graduating from London’s most demanding performing arts school, (the streets, as a busker), Ese (vocals, guitar) is backed by the incendiary Vooduu People: ex-Noisette Pharoah Russell (drums), Basile Petite (bass) and – since June 2018 – Destra Orsheena “Sheena” Ross on backing vocals. Keyboardist Jackson Baird has also joined the core quartet as a regular collaborator, along with back-up bassist Indigo Pearce.
A fiery songwriter, Ese and her band are inspired by a range of legends, from Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone to Led Zeppelin via The Isley Brothers, Bowie, Gil Scott-Heron, Prince and Skunk Anansie.