Up-and-coming vocalist, beatboxer and multi-instrumentalist Butterscotch like a lot of musicians grew up having a passion for music but it wasn’t until she started beatboxing that she found her musical voice and began attempting to craft a sound that bridged several different genres – in particular, hip-hop, jazz, R&B and pop. As a beatboxer, Butterscotch eventually claimed titles as the first female International World Beatbox Champion and was a West Coast Beatbox Champion for both genders.
Butterscotch received both national and international attention by being a finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent back in 2007, and as a result she’s shared stages with an incredible list of renowned artists including Earth, Wind and Fire, Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Patti Austin, Wah Wah Watson, Mike Patton, Dan the Automator, Talib Kweli, Wyclef Jean, Will.I.Am, Raphael Saadiq, Sheila E, Rahzel and the legendary Stevie Wonder. She’s also collaborated with SMV (the jazz trio featuring Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten), George Benson on his Songs and Stories album, and with Beka Gochiashvili and DJ Logic on their Chillin in Batumi.
2012 saw the now rising artist playing several of the largest and best known festivals in the world including Montreux Jazz Festival where she wound up opening for Tony Bennett and Anastacia, and joined Nile Rodgers and Sergio Mendes for sets. And adding to a rapidly growing profile, Butterscotch performed some of her original compositions with the acclaimed, Cologne, Germany-based WDR Big Band in 2013, and toured with both the Grammy-winning Danish Radio Big Band and the Stockholm, Sweden-based Blue House Jazz Orchestra.
She’s currently finishing her debut album, slated for a release sometime this year but in the meantime, she released a reworking of Sade’s “Cherish the Day.” Now, the original which appears on Sade’s Love Deluxe is a breezily seductive and ebullient song comprised of atmospheric electronics and warm blasts of guitar paired with Sade’s effortlessly sensual vocals. Butterscotch’s version is a slow-burning, extremely stripped down one that features a ton of looping so that Butterscotch is harmonizing with herself and beatboxing along with herself, pushing a familiar song towards the contemporary neo-soul stylings of the fantastic and ethereal Moses Sumney – all while retaining the sensuality of the original.