Acoustic Pop Soul vocalist and songwriter Cecily has teamed up with well-known D.C. hip hop artist Tabi Bonney for her second single “Heaven In Your Eyes.” The song is a ‘feel-good’ track with strong 80’s and 90’s R&B influences. Cecily is excited to give her fans a new song with a throwback feel that is still fresh. She is also very excited to collaborate with DC rap legend Tabi Bonney.
Cecily is a talented young vocalist and songwriter from Washington, D.C., making her mark on the music world. Cecily's genre is Acoustic Pop Soul. “It’s Acoustic because I like to work with real musicians and real instrumentation. It’s Pop because it has crossover appeal, and it’s Soul because it gives you that warm, soulful feeling, like back in the day.”
Cecily has been influenced throughout her life by powerful vocalists, songwriters, and trendsetters, such as Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, and Adele. Guiding all of her writing and recording is a rich appreciation for “the instrument that is the voice.” A decade of study and performance provides a secure foundation for this seasoned soprano, who now performs with confidence and ease. One blogger at a recent performance said, “Cecily’s vocal range and stage presence were breathtaking and certainly left the audience wanting more.”
Cecily is a 2012 graduate of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. She has also studied at the Peabody Institute and Berklee College of Music. She launched her professional career in the Fall of 2012, with the release of her first single, “Too Much,” available on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby.
She is currently working on completing her first EP, working with Grammy award winning producer and arranger Benjamin Wright, famed songwriter and singer, Vaneese Thomas, and DC rap legend, Tabi Bonney. She is also performing regularly in Washington, D.C., New York City, and other cities on the East Coast.
“A brilliant, beautiful, and talented young lady, look out!”
- Grammy award winning recording artist Patti Austin
released September 17, 2013
Composers: Cecily Bumbray, Tabi Bonney, G. Glenn, and D. Quander
Producer: Steven "Miggedy" Maestro and Wayne Warnecke
Publisher: Selim LLC, WB Music Corp., DQ Music, and Full Force Music
Cecily is a vocalist and songwriter known for her sweet soprano and honest lyrics. Unmoved by passing trends, Cecily’s sound is rooted in a deep appreciation for mid-century soul and jazz, 90’s R&B, and re-imagined folk music.