A regular at Ronnie Scott’s and the Jazz Café, and on Later with Jools Holland, the soul diva returned to her roots in her latest album, Power In Numbers. Her after dinner show includes I Never Felt Like This Before and My One Temptation – singing either to tracks or with piano accompaniment.


Mica Paris began singing in church and then went on to become a session singer at the age of 15, for bands such as Hollywood Beyond and Shakatak.

In 1988, she released her most successful single, My One Temptation. In the following years she went on to release many more singles and albums. She currently has her own show on BBC Radio 2, called Soul Sessions. She also competed in the ITV singing competition Hit Me Baby One More Time.

Mica has appeared in the BBC series The Sound of Musicals and with Lisa Butcher, took over from Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine, to be the new co-presenters of What Not to Wear.

As well as her successful music career, Mica campaigns against gun crime and youth homelessness.

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Mica Paris JLA Interview about her Various Careers


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JLA Presents

Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

Please join us in our JLab studio near Oxford Circus at 08:30am on Tuesday 30th April for our next speaker’s breakfast event. Following our sell-out event for IWD back in February, we will be joined by three fantastic speakers for an exploration of the uses, myths and concerns surrounding AI.


JLA, 14 Berners Street, London


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH