With a formidable voice and a charismatic stage presence, Nolita Golding has an impressive CV, which includes a duet recording with Simon LeBon from Duran Duran and her work with producer Nataraj, resulting in a featured soundtrack on the film Justin and Kelly. Currently recording and songwriting for the forthcoming feature film Mr Mayfair, Nolita’s career has spanned her early years in Tenerife, eight years as a session singer in LA and is currently on the London scene as a vocal recording and performing artist. With recent two solo singles out including an innovative cover of the Eurythmics song There Must be an Angel produced by Alex Wilson, bilingual English-Spanish, Nolita Golding is a strong addition to any live show and a vocal force to be reckoned with!
Nolita Golding was born in Coventry, England and is of mixed Spanish, English and Mexican (Mayan from Yucatán) heritage. Her first memories of music are singing by the piano with her grandmother, Eileen Golding, a key figure who set her on the path of music. These formative beginnings prompted Nolita later in her career to use her grandmother's surname in her artist name, which she feels reflects her roots and mixed heritage.
At primary school Nolita was quickly given lead parts in the choir and then at age ten her family moved to a small fishing village in Tenerife. She was soon snapped up by the local groups and at age 14 became known as the “Youngest Entertainer on the Island”.
After coming of age, the young Nolita decided to spread her wings and try her fortunes in Los Angeles, California. She describes this period as vital in her early career, gaining experience as a session vocalist, singing soul/funk in English and salsa in Spanish. Nolita remembers fondly her first break in the salsa world with the late bandleader, Angel Sabroso who coached her and introduced her to the world of Latin music.
Further work in LA included a duet with Simon Le Bon from Duran Duran, vocalist for LP signed artist Richie Gajate-Garcia, vocalist for the Henry Mora Orchestra and backing vocalist on the Premios Los Nuestro television show. Billy Paul (of Me and Mrs Jones fame) approached her at one of her concerts with the compliment “You's a jazz singer!”, referring to her versatile ability to improvise.
It was in LA that Nolita was offered a deal with Flow Entertainments which led to a fruitful working relationship with their producer Nataraj which included performing "Pull it Out" which was on the soundtrack of the feature film "From Justin to Kelly"
After eight very intense years in LA, Nolita returned to Spain to refresh, recharge and concentrate on family. In 2012 she made the move to London, studying a university degree and running her music career in parallel. She works regularly as a songwriter and was snapped up immediately into the salsa scene performing with Roberto Pla, most notably as featured artist opening the 2016 “Our Latin Thing” Barbican Concert Halls performance. Ongoing work includes with Venezuelan percussion maestro Edwin Sanz and the Colombian group Palenke.
As ever, the impressive power of Nolita Golding's voice combined with her bilingual skills has her in continuing high demand as the session vocalist who consistently delivers the goods!