- Mon Sep 12 2016
- 7:00 pm
- Main Hall
- Selah Sue
Born in the Belgian town of Leuven but raised in the nearby Leefdaal, Selah Sue learned to play the acoustic guitar aged 15 and began to compose her own songs around the same time. It took virtually no time at all for the talented singer to be raising eyebrows; at just 17 Universal offered her a singing contract although the songwriter turned it down as she wanted to sing her own songs.
After being the youngest and only female act at an Open-Mic night in Lueven, organiser Milow offered her a slot on his supporting programme, which led to warm up performances in London and Paris and major festival appearances.
In January 2009 Selah Sue released her debut EP “Black Part Love” and was supported by a Belgian musical theatre programme Ancienne Belgique, designed for promising acts without labels or management. The singer has regularly appeared on the dutch TV show “De Wereld Draait Door” and a number Flemish shows. In 2010 she hit the major festival circuit in Belgium playing Les Nuits Botaniques, Les Ardentes and Dour Festival among others. Selah Sue released her second EP “Raggamuffin” in October 2010, followed by a support appearance for Prince on his Sportpaleis tour.
The singer songwriter released her eponymously-titled debut album on March 4, 2011. The album peaked at No. 1 on the Belgium Albums Chart and featured the hit singles “This World”, “Crazy Vibes” and the Cee Lo Green collaboration “Please”.