Helena May has firmly established herself as one of the capital’s top vocalists, performing and working alongside some of the industry’s top names. She recently performed on the Let’s Rock The Retro Festival tour as a vocalist for some of pop’s biggest names including Heather Small, Nick Heywood, Toyah, and Kim Appleby, and continues her work alongside bass guru Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher’s Funkestra), releasing their first album ‘Part of Me’ together mid-2018.
With 11 albums already to RB Funkestra, their latest recording, “Part of Me”, featuring Helena May in what expat Austrian bass player Stefan playfully refers to as "Strudel Funkateers meet bushy-tailed soulstress"!
“Bushy-tailed & blue-eyed energy bundle and pop soulstress meets the Funk! In the footsteps of Jay Kay Jamiroquai conjuring her own stew of Acid Jazz in the now!”
Credits: British 70's Soul pioneers Kokomo, (Ronnie Scott's, The Half Moon, Royal Festival Hall, Colston Hall), Bristol, Incognito's - Imaani (606 Club, BV's - EFG Jazz Festival), 1940's vintage trio, The Siren Sisters (Camp Bestival, BBC Radio Wales, Bestival), Think Floyd (UK Tour 2014, 2016, 2017, Rhodes Rock Festival, Greece), Fleetwood Bac - Stevie Nicks.
Helena May is a member of jazz-funk fusion band Redtenbacher's Funkestra often performing at the prestigious Chelsea's 606 Jazz Club as well as Ziggy’s World Jazz Club and Fulham Palace, London.
In 2017 Jazz Funk band the Redtenbacher's Funkestra teamed up with newly in-town, high energy vocalist Helena May for their regular live shows at the 606 Club. This was so well received that the next logical step was to record together.
Strudel Funkateers meet bushy-tailed soulstress funkifying the Britney Spears pop classic
Since moving to London in 2016 Helena May has been crowned London Gay Big Band's Jazz Idol where she performed at 2016 & 2017's Pride in London in Trafalgar Square, Sitges Pride in Spain, British Summertime Festival in Hyde Park. and reguarly performs with Boogie-Blues jivers, The Red Stripe Band (Edinburgh Jazz, Fife Jazz, Marlborough Jazz, The Hideaway, Derry Jazz).