UK singer Jehan has the moves like Jagger
By Steven Patrick
Sexy singer Jehan El-Dabbagh, one-seventh of the Transit show band performing at Zeta Bar KL Hilton, proudly says, "We rock! Every night's a party for us. We don't let people leave till they've had a great night." Oh yes, Jehan's one sassy, take-no-prisoner lady.
It's little wonder that her MySpace page says: "I am outspoken, opinionated and determined. I want what I want and there is nothing wrong with that! Try to douse my inner flame, try to squash every ounce of beauty I hold within me... You won't succeed!!! And if that makes me a b***h, so be it. I embrace the title and I'm proud to bear it."
The Scottish-Egyptian lass is one of two female singers in the band—the other being Lafonda Jackson, whom she shares vocal duties with on hits by Lady Gaga and Rihanna.
Besides singing, she's also trained in jazz, contemporary and modern dance. Surprisingly, this party animal on stage still gets butterflies in her stomach after singing professionally for two years.
"It's good to be nervous. That's when you give the crowd your best," said the 25-year-old, just before a high energy performance for the press.
Jehan isn't your average nightclub singer. She was featured in Ministry Of Sound's mix-CD The Sound Of Bassline 2 on the Jamie Duggan & Booda track Dare You. She was also the vocalist on the Definity track Touch, which received airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Asian Network.
Her influences include Aaliyah, Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill and Sade. Transit plays every night except Sundays until 30th September.
Published: 19th July 2012