I'm Pepa "Pepper" Solana, born and raised in Madrid, Spain, in 1993.
Since I as a child, my father fed my love for music. He used to play guitar and sing for me when I was a little girl. He liked to sit on the bed next to me, singing and playing until I fell asleep ... In my dreams, those melodies became my passion.
Many are thus the most inspiring and influential artists who shaped my style: Ella Fitzgerald, Marlena Shaw, Black Crowes, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Lisa Fisher, Chaka Khan, Etta James, Yebba, Lizzo ...
At the age of 14, I started touring and making a living as a singer. I toured Spanish speaking countries with my bands and other great artists. In 2018 I traveled to NYC to take a music course at the New York Jazz Academy ... And I knew I belonged there.
Since then, I pursue my dream, working as a waitress, singing at venues and private events and on the streets of New York, performing in off Broadway shows. Fighting every day.
in those years I have had the good fortune to perform live with Teddy Riley at his Hollywood Star Commemoration, Tini Stoessel or Nile Rodgers.
As well as work with producers like Javier Limon or Teddy Riley himself.
About to launch my first solo album, "De Las Cenizas", and preparing for a world tour.
I live in Manhattan with my cats. And I am 100% vegan.