Lavaud, 26, is a singer-songwriter born and raised in Hackney, East London. Her family originate from the island of Mauritius, a proud and diverse nation in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of the African continent.
Lavaud’s father, a trained musician, taught her how to play the guitar and encouraged her to develop her passion for singing and songwriting very early on.
Lavaud cites the likes of Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin and Beyonce as inspirations for her sound. She received recognition from the MOBO Awards ‘Next Up’ for single ‘Pictures’ before scoring a US ‘Top 20’ at urban radio with her hit single ‘Deep’ and, more recently, dropped ‘In This Room’ - an acoustic single that she wrote, produced and recorded from her bedroom during lockdown.