Georgia-born and British-raised international pop artist Katie Melua will take to the stage this month, wrapping up the Suite Festival concert series. Melua, who’s known for her innovative style, infusing pop with hints of jazz and folk, rose to stardom fresh out of school in 2003, soon after releasing her first album, Call off the Search. In 2006, she became the most widely sold female artist in Europe, eventually selling 11 million copies worldwide and winning 56 platinum records with her rich, haunting voice.
Her latest album Ketevan (2013) landed her, once again, in the top ten of the UK charts. Named after Melua’s original Georgian name, the album pays homage to a strong matriarchal figure and also mixes in themes of love, melancholy and romance. Her style is art-song-esque, and on her newest album she is as lyrical and elegant as ever.