In Sheep’s Clothing selects classics and rarities from the queen of smooth soul jazz.
Born in Ibadan, Nigeria to a British mother and a Nigerian father, Sade Adu moved to Essex, England with her mother after their parents divorced when she was four. She studied Art at Saint Martin’s, where she earned recognition as a talented fashion designer and model. While still studying, she eased into the spotlight as a backup singer for the band Pride and kindled a musical partnership with the band’s guitarist and saxophonist, Stuart Matthewman. Together they wrote “Smooth Operator.” The rest is history.
The British icon’s output is relatively scarce, with only six albums across four decades. All of her releases are well known — she is one of the most successful female artists in history, after all — but hidden within her classic discography are also some lesser-known Sade gems: B-sides, remixes and even some edits.
Join the team behind In Sheep’s Clothing for a night of classic and rarities from the great Sade.