Awsa. Pronounced with the same vowel as ‘Awesome.’ This is no coincidence. They are one and the same.
In the past the Scandinavian singer/songwriter Awsa Bergstrom has sung backing vocals for Stevie Wonder, Madonna, P Diddy, Elton, and more recently the amazing Emeli Sandé, but soon after Nick Cave asked her to ‘tone it down in the background,’ Awsa realized it was time to step up and take centre stage herself.
Currently living in West London, and now with a band of merry musicians in tow, Awsa’s soulful electro pop rock has all those who have watched her perform (including me, several times) simply floored. This girl can SING.
I forsee BIG things ahead for Awesome Awsa.
Awsa's hobby is Parkour (just too cool... seriously...) and with this city providing her with a playground for her Free Running who better to ask about their London favourites?
Cocktail - A good Margarita with Stephen Fry at Paramount Restaurant, which I think has one of the best views of London.
Date Night – With Superman Henry Cavill and a bottle/cup of whatever, walking along the Thames at night where anyone can dream big, followed by dinner at the OXO Tower.
Sunday Brunch - Hopefully still with Henry Cavill... at mine! I make the best Sunday Brunch. Alternatively, Smith of Smithfields, which reminds me of a New York loft.
Boutique - Scared of them. The entire concept means you have to have time and taste.
High Street Store - Topshop - It has everything a lazy girl could need.
London’s Best Kept Secret - Heygate Estate, Elephant and Castle. Perfect pearl for Parkour.
Your London Icon - Vivienne Westwood, for being THE definition of 'doing her own thing,' for having a boyfriend 25 years younger than her and looking at Graham Norton like he spoke Alien when he asked her if she "found inspiration in magazines..."
Above: 'If I Could Let Go,' 2010
Left: You can hear Awsa Bergstrom singing live at her next London gig THIS Friday, 30th March at The Notting Hill Arts Club.
Doors open at 8pm and Awsa will perform at 9.15pm.
Tickets £8.00 on the door.