The 20-year-old Katie Melua ranks among the great vocal talents of the UK. Her debut album Call off the Search stormed the British charts with the speed of light and sold 1,5 million copies. Her music, a blend of jazz folk and blues, sits comfortably between all genres, just like the music of other fantastic British stars such as Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse and Jamie Cullum. Katie Melua was born in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, lived in Moscow for a while, moved to Ireland with her family when she was nine and touched down in London when she was fourteen. This seems to be a nomadic life, but it’s nothing compared to the hectic tour schedules that took her to all continents last year. She played all the big TV shows and her beautiful and pure voice was to be heard on a great many stages. Katie is making it big time!