BIOGRAPHY

Powerhouse pop soul vocalist, award winning songwriter and record label CEO Celeste Stoney officially released her highly anticipated debut single, “My Kinda Crazy” to all major digital and streaming outlets on October 21st, 2014. Creating quite an industry buzz, celebrity blogger, Perez Hilton says, “Celeste Stoney reminds us of Pink” and that her single, ‘My Kinda Crazy’, “could be the 2015 All About That Bass.” CNN says, “Thank you! There is a female who brings ‘true music’ back.” Celeste was chosen from hundreds of LA artist to perform at the 2015 GRAMMY Showcase at the Roxy Theatre.

Growing up around music, Stoney has been singing and performing since age five. Her grandmother was an opera singer and her father a self-taught musician. Influenced by soul and pop stars of the 80′s – she says “I love melody driven songs…with big hooks…that touch the soul.” This is reflected in her own musical mix of pop, soul & retro-funk, all of which are crowned by the effortless power and control of her richly distinctive voice.

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Igniting every stage she plays, Celeste engages new audiences with her 8 piece band and roof shattering vocals. Next2Shine, the highly influential taste making blog that discovered talents like Sam Smith, Mindless Behavior and Karmin says Celeste’s “powerfully articulate vocals and on-stage heart-on-the-sleeve passion is what marks her out as one to watch.” Popular music blog Indie Tuesday says, “She hits at a good time, as soulful white chicks with big voices are in again — but not specifically American ones. The homegrown Stoney hits the microphone like a whirlwind…Her voice has such bite to it that you know there’s no airs being put on. She can really blow.” Her refreshingly positive image strikes a chord with critics and fans alike. Celeste is determined to not only make good music but to embody who she is off the stage in every one of her songs.

Her debut EP titled UNASHAMED is due in the fall, and she released her second single “KOOL” accompanied by a stylized 1920′s themed music video to iTunes, Amazon, Vevo and all streaming outlets on July 28th. Songs like “KOOL” take a lighthearted but real look at oversexulization in media while the infections soulful sound has you hitting repeat. “DUMB”, is a no-holds-barred reality check of society. Celeste doesn’t hold back as she sings about real and sometimes hard-to-talk about issues all in a non-judgmental way. She sings, “We got poison on the tables and the fumes in the air slowly killing us but we don’t care.” “CAMOUFLAGE”, is a power ballad about equality and being yourself that brings chills to your spine and tears to your eyes. The subject matter in “PICKET FENCES” and “MY KINDA CRAZY” embody the ups and downs of a lasting, monogamous relationship. Celeste is a refreshing new voice that is reminiscent of the Motown era when great music had a great message.

Celeste has a huge heart for those that can’t help themselves and makes philanthropy a focal point in all of her projects. She’s helps in the re-homing pets from high kill shelters through her extensive work with LA based non-profit START Rescue. Another passion of hers is to help the homeless. Celeste & her peers independently make food, collect clothes and donate regularly to the less fortunate communities in the San Fernando Valley. Celeste is also a youth mentor with WriteGirl.org, a non-profit that empowers teen girls through creative writing.

Celeste Stoney’s debut single, “My Kinda Crazy” & 2nd single, “KOOL” are available for purchase through iTunes, Amazon, and available for streaming through Spotify, Rhapsody and all other major outlets.