Dora Martin. The fusion of two thriving London-bred solo artists. A progeny, free from boundaries and limitations, comprised of singer/song writers Cherri Voncelle (Cherri V) and Jermaine Riley. With career paths running seemingly parallel to one another, over time their connection was undeniable, often described by their peers as each other's musical mirror image. One thing is for certain: putting their creative minds together results in something special.
Having both experienced the roller-coaster of talent shows, song writing camps, 3-piece groups, major record deals, several mixtape releases and touring domestically and internationally, 2012 saw Voncelle and Riley come to the realisation that the timing was right to turn the page on a new musical chapter; together. A duo, with a birth name derived from the reputations of one noteworthy "explorer" and a legendary leader who had a dream.
Though their musical journeys have allowed them to work amongst the likes of Jessie J, Ne-Yo, Wiley, Chip, Tinchy Stryder and Lethal B, not to mention über-producers Harmony (Brandy, Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson, JLS), Dready (Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, Chip) and Parker Ighile (Rihanna, Jessie J, Angel) - the talented couplet are now focused on their debut body of work; the aptly titled Coalition EP. The highly-anticipated cutting-edge set promises to wet the appetites of those yearning for a fresh and innovative sound in today's UK music scene, taking both their reputable styles to another level.