The Soul Songstress

Stacey Murray "Soul Songstress"

September 2013 San Diego Troubadour article



















The Soul Songstress


"SOUL SONGSTRESS",  STACEY MURRAY has an incredible sound of her very own. Mixing her powerful vocal  southern roots from growing up singing in the church to incorporating a mix of sensual funky jazzy voice reflections picked up from the  jazz and r&b greats of our history.  She definitely fits in and stands out among the best vocal stylist entertainers today.  Stacey has performed all over the country leaving all types of audiences standing on their feet and wanting more.

Born on the 4th of July, this firecracker of talent started singing publicly at the ripe ole age of three. Along with the vocal training Stacey received in the church, she was as well the top chorus student in her high school winning numerous talent show and literary vocal contest awards.

Stacey took these experiences and parleighed them into making her  a performing powerhouse. While attending college in Atlanta, GA she became the headliner performer for a national touring model search competition. That touring experience opened the door for numerous opportunities fronting professional bands from GEORGIA, NEW JERSEY, MICHIGAN, FLORIDA, RHODE ISLAND, MASSACHUSETES & CALIFORNIA. These shows have included club gigs, festivals, private parties and affairs, television tapings and headliner concerts all over the United States for live audiences up to 50,000+. As well as being the featured vocalist at the San Diego Museum of Art, Art and Jazz Series.

Stacey started to write music after she had the opportunity to perform with an all girls group that wrote all their own music. With their influence and encouragement behind her, she then went on to write, co-produce,  record and perform her very own original songs. Her repertoire of originals have moved crowds to elation of fun and excitement. Where everyone in the room is on their feet dancing and cheering to her sassy uptempo mix. To the emotional flipside of crowds of men and women entranced in tears of joy, love  and release mixed through sensually uplifting lyrical arrangements that seem to flow effortlessly from her passionate enchanting spirit. Stacey continues to always perform new imaginative covers of songs from many genres that have definitely earned their place in the fabric of musical history.  All while maintaining the core soul of the original recording.

 Stacey's new talents all have added more depth and demention to the her sound.   She does background vocals and writes hooks for rappers and other vocalist.  To her credit she has written and recorded vocal hooks for numerous producers, bands and rappers on independent labels.

The SOUTHERN CITY GIRL, SOUTHERN SIDE album was born out of Stacey's ability to freestyle a complete song at the drop of a dime. Through a chance meeting Stacey ended up in the studio with the co-production team of the music on her Southern City Girl, Southern Side CD and she created two songs right off the top of her head. They were so impressed that her vocal tracks were put in the hands of Jeff Watkins, Saxophonist for The Great James Brown's Soul Generals. Because of her sound he requested to do the project with them. 

Stacey is the spokesmodel and designer for HANKRAJEWEL JEWELRY ART .  A unique an exotic jewelry line created with her as the muse. This line accentuates her one-of-a-kind nature and talent. It is said that when she walks in the room with one of her entertainer show pieces on from her PREMIER COLLECTION everyone in the room stops and looks. So that response has coined her jewelry the nickname ROOMSTOPPERS.

Along with being an entrepreneur and vocalist,  Stacey has performed in a number of musicals and stage shows.

Stacey currently performs with 4 bands and a hiphop soul rap group. Her soul inspired band call Stacey and The Soul Stimulators do an array of covers and originals from the jazz, soul, blues, funk, dance, country and latin genres. Audiences always leave their shows feeling Soul Stimulated!! Jewel City Rock Club and Raw have a Soulful Sound with a Rockin' edge that leave people drenched on the dancefloor because song after song they bring the energy. In Jewel City Rock Club she shares the singing duties with recording artists Dave Stanger and Pete Kenvin. Stacey and The Soul Review are heavily soulful in the jazz, r&b, neosoul and blues genres. She and the guys stir up all those warm feelgood feelings with their brand of sexy soul.  As well she does soulful vocals fillers for Aki Khalaq and the Blak Prints. This collaboration connects soul and hiphop in a seamless and synergistic way.


Stacey's ability to sing so many genres of music and do it all with soul was captured in a recent article in the San Diego Troubadour. Read how writer Paul Hormick describes this awesome songstress and her ability to cross musical genres with ease and soul.

There is so much more to look for from our SOUL SONGSTRESS, STACEY MURRAY. She has not yet scratched the surface of what she is able to do  and will do. So get ready to see this face and hear the name everywhere because this SOUL SONGSTRESS IS COMING AT YA!!!!!!!