Bio

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Soulful singer Wellington Bullings grew up in the mountains of Colorado. As a child, she explored many different art forms, but music was always closest to her heart. Her Jamaican father would play Caribbean music in the home, and it always made her feel close to her heritage. As her eclectic music palette began to emerge, she became curious about others styles. One day she stumbled across an old Billie Holiday record at a garage sale. This was her first introduction to Jazz and she instantly fell in love. 

This love brought her to Berklee College of music in Boston MA, where she majored in Jazz Vocal Performance and Songwriting. Shortly after, she returned to Colorado to establish more of a following in her hometown. 

Today Wellington is making a name for herself in the world of Jazz and Soul music. As a seasoned performer and songwriter, she has performed on Colorado stages for many years. She has also written and placed music in Film & TV and has cowritten music for other artists. Recently, she released her debut album titled “Because I Want To” this past summer. The album is a collection of original music centered around themes of self empowerment, feminine power, romance, and heartbreak. The music is a generous mix of Soul, Jazz, and R&B. With vocals that resemble artists such as Lianne La Havas and Norah Jones, her warm/sultry vocals and soulful compositions are bound to soothe the soul and calm the mind. 

Wellington's new single titled “Flame” will be released this summer, along with an impactful music video that was filmed this Spring. The song is about celebrating the beauty and power of being a black woman. Inspired by the racial injustice that resurfaced in 2020, the song is meant to honor those who lost their lives due to racial injustice. When first writing “Flame,"she felt compelled to tell a story that would uplift the black community and remind others of “black beauty” and “black excellence," which has been misrepresented and lost in the media. She explains, “the music and visuals are meant to remind people that our story is about so much more than just the suffering and pain we’ve endured…yes there is a painful history to recognize, but we also need to celebrate black beauty and brilliance.” Wellington passionately tells this story in her new song “Flame” which is a metaphor for the endless light residing in black people (especially black women.)

Outside of Wellington’s blossoming music career, she has worked as a successful fashion/print model for high end brands such as Olay Skincare, Secret Deodorant, Crocs Footwear, and more. Wellington is also an established vocal instructor who has taught for 5+ years, and she continues to teach in the Denver area.

 

Wellington continues to write music and perform with her band, and is currently working on a new project that she is planning on releasing in early 2022. 

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