When Bashema was just 3 years old, she would get her mum’s pots and pans out of the kitchen and arrange them in the front room like a drum kit. Along with her toy piano, this was her musical debut.
When Bashema was 4 years old, her mum bought her a Yamaha keyboard which she taught herself to play by listening to tunes on the Radio/TV and then trying to copy them on her keyboard.
From the age of 8 she started writing poems and stories; at 12 she started singing in her school gospel choir and started taking piano lessons, but, unfortunately was unable to continue with her piano lessons so went back to teaching herself.
Upon leaving school, Bashema studied performing arts at Filton College. There she met like-minded musicians and began performing live with her Yamaha keyboard at various Open-Mic Nights in Bristol.
At 19 she secured a place and attended the prestigious Access to Music College in Bristol.
After finishing college, she worked at Oppo Music bar where she ran her own Open Mic nights, promoted music events, and performed regularly.
In 2008 she started working at BCFM Radio co-presenting The Bristol (UK) Music show with Steve Parkhouse.
Shortly after, she was invited to be a guest on local Bristol record label, Jelli Records.
In 2009 she performed at Glastonbury Festival playing on the Bandstand stage and live on Worthy FM Radio.
Jelli Records has produced Bashema’s E.P titled, ‘Writer’s Block!’, and her Double Single titled, ‘Liberty’.
Bashema (along with local musician Trish Brown) have written and released a single for ‘Cots for Tots Charity’ titled, ‘Lullaby’. The single was recorded at St George’s Hall with backing from the Bristol Ensemble String Quartet.
All of Bashema’s music is available on iTunes and all major download sites.