Who Is Dionne Bromfield? All About Amy Winehouse’s Music Protege…August 4, 2011 No Comments
In the last year of Amy Winehouse’s life, the troubled Rehab singer was focusing her attention on mentoring and promoting a singer and recording artist named Dionne Bromfield, whom Winehouse felt could be a sober and more well-adjusted mini-me version of herself. Apparently, Amy Winehouse was very passionate about siring her music protege, and GodDaughter, Bromfield’s, recording career to the top of the charts under Winehouse’s own fledgling record label, Lioness Records.
Before Amy Winehouse’s untimely death, here is what the website MixTapeMaestro.net had to say about Amy’s behind-the-scenes attempt to tout her Goddaughter:
“We’re still not entirely sure it’s a good idea for Amy Winehouse to be helming a label right now (since A: we’d rather have her focusing all her energy on shaping up and recording another album, and B: well, would you want her as a boss?), but then again, what do we know. Her Lioness Records imprint is set to be launched this Fall and it’s first order of business is in releasing the debut album by her 13-year-old goddaughter Dionne Bromfield.”
Dionne Bromfield was only recently unleashed to the public on July 20th, when she appeared on stage with her Godmother, Amy Winehouse, during Winehouse’s final public appearance at the iTunes Festivial.
According to AOL Huffington Post, Bromfield was hit with the hard news of Amy Winehouse’s passing only minutes before hitting the stage for a live performance in Pontypridd, Wales. Dionne Bromfield was shaken but “remained composed and performed her scheduled 20-minute set,” states Huff Post.
Bromfield was the first artist to sign with Amy Winehouse’s own record label imprint, Lioness Records, back in 2009. With all of the buzz swirling around Amy Winehouse and her final career moves before she passed from, as of yet, unkown causes, we anticipate that interest in Dionne Bromfield and her music will only continue to grow, though I’m sure Bromfield would rather have had a road to fame paved with some happier news.
Dionne Bromfield rocks the same soulful sound as her late mentor, Winehouse. The girl is talented! For those not familiar with Bromfield’s music, check out this Dionne Bromfield music video for her song, “Yeah Right” :