Angel Mawlabaux is an English Indie Folk female singer-songwriter based in South East London.
“Sharing stories of her journey from shadow to light”
Her sensitive, melodic voice carries deeply heartfelt, thought-provoking lyrics, supported by a mixture of traditional instruments and electronica including violin, double bass, synths and percussion.
Born into a musical family, Angel grew up watching her mother and family perform as vocalists, musicians and comedians, joining them on stage from a young age and continuing to sing, play and perform musically in various groups, orchestras, choirs and bands throughout her formative years.
Angel’s musical journey froze for a while when she lost her mother aged 21 and through the shock found herself blocked and unable to sing or perform for seven years. Then, Angel started to feel the urge to sing again. It became strong, as though she needed to exorcise a part of her soul that needed to be free. She picked up the guitar, learnt a few chords, learnt a few songs, and began writing her own lyrics and melodies, which led her step-by-step through the process of unlocking her musical door and rediscovering her voice. She went on to perform in and around London at various venues and festivals including HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, The Troubadour in Earls Court, Chilled in a field festival, The Elysian Project, Small World festival and the Original Songwriters Club.
In 2008, Angel released her first EP ‘Angel Song’ under her original music name ‘Angel Kelly’, adding it to Spotify in 2010. With delicate vocals against simple strings, these songs were authentic, beautiful and full of emotion. Later she released a second single ‘Less is more’ under the same name.
Following the birth of her first son, Angel moved to South East London and took a step back from music for a few years to grow her young family. In that time, she became fascinated by the psychology of childhood and parenthood, inspired by her own experiences as a child. In 2017 Angel finished three years at university as a mature student, gaining a first-class Bachelor of Arts in Childhood Studies, drawing on scholarship in anthropology, economics, history and sociology of childhood, literature, religion, philosophy and psychology.
Now her creative flow has returned, and music has come back into focus as she nurtures this fundamental part of herself and finds healing, joy and clarity through her songwriting.