Sumudu Jayatilaka is a singer-songwriter from London. An exceptional and versatile talent in jazz, pop and soul, she has performed for Her Majesty The Queen and sung with musical luminaries Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Dionne Warwick, Elvis Costello and Sir Bob Geldof to name a few.
Sumudu is currently on tour as a backing vocalist, guitarist and keyboard player for Sir Van Morrison.
She has performed at London’s top music venues including the Royal Albert Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club as well as many high-profile and private events: BBC Proms in Hyde Park, Royal Ascot, Cafe Royal Hotel and Morton’s of Mayfair.
Sumudu’s self-written debut album ‘Waiting For You’ was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Kipper (Sting) and BBC Radio compared her to legendary artists Eva Cassidy, Karen Carpenter and Alison Krauss.
She has opened for Mica Paris, Curtis Stigers, Ron Sexsmith and Mark King on UK tour.
Other artists she has performed with as a backing singer include Sir Van Morrison, Sir Rod Stewart, John Newman, Shaun Escoffery, The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra, Jamie Cullum and Chris Difford (Squeeze).
Sumudu is a featured artist on the new album by jazz pianist Jason Rebello (Sting /Jeff Beck) and arranger and trombonist John Aram (Phil Collins) new tribute to Stevie Wonder album…Read More