The first rule of Stooshe? There are no rules!
Utterly uninterested in following the formula, this London-based three-piece have not only disregarded the girlband code of conduct, they’ve ripped it into teeny tiny shreds.
StooShe is a 3 member British girl group based in Southeast London, UK. The group is comprised of Courtney Rumbold, Alex Buggs, and Karis Anderson. They debuted in March 2011 with the song “F**K ME” The Love Me Songfacts reports that the song was reworked into a more radio-friendly single titled “Love Me” featuring a guest rap from Travie McCoy and with production by Future Cut. It was officially released as the trio’s first official single on March 4, 2012 in the UK.
Courtney at 19, is the youngest member of Stooshe. She has a shaved head either side with high top white blonde hair and a very quirky appearance. Performing for most of her life, she was spotted off the streets to be in STOOSHE because of her confidence and mad style. Courtney doesn’t follow trends. She wears what she likes, which is pretty crazy and this is also reflected in her character and voice in the groups music. Distinctive with a powerful Jazzish vocal, Courtney also Raps, sounding like a female Dizzy Rascal. Apart from singing Courtney is a keen artist. She enjoys painting and often doodles in the studio whilst taking a break from recording. Some of her previous artwork has been entered in competitions which Courtney has won. Linking with her art, Courtney is keen on tattoo’s, and although she only has one at the moment she hopes to get loads!! She’s often said, ‘As soon as the band takes off its the first thing i’m doing!!’.
Alex is 22, coming from a musical family, Alex has always had a huge love for music from a very early age and her live performance is natural and effortless, vocally and as a performer. She has long dark curls and her style is 80’s hiphop, ghetto chic. Whatever Alex wears, she always looks great and her vocal would be described as a sweet RnB vibe, with power if you want it. Thinking education was the way forward, Alex studied at University but wanted the wild child out and her alter ego on stage is far from the sweet girl she comes across as. Also pulled off the streets to be in STOOSHE for her presence and look. After audition, Alex was undeniable.
Karis at 22, is the final member of Stooshe. Her fashion forward Kitsch inspired style, burlesque hairstyles and sweet personality with a contrast of 15 tattoo’s makes Karis come across as a Girlie Gangsta. Having studied dance and music for 4 years at the Brit school along side the likes of Adele, Katy B and close with Jessie J, with whom she shared the same singing teacher and used to battle, she’s fully armed with professional dance skills and versatile vocals. After originally training as a ballet dancer, she swapped strand for music as people kept picking her up on her huge vocal capability, she then started to do local competitions and found herself more often than not, at 1st place, which boosted her confidence and confirmed to her, that she needed to sing.
Jo had worked with Karis a few years back and finalising the line up, she thought Karis was the missing piece to the puzzle.