Related Information for Sylvia Powell Powell’s songs will take you to familiar places - and some new ones too. Her voice invites comparisons with Sade, Joan Armatrading and Nina Simone, while listening closely to her songs you’ll hear echoes of Paul Simon, Nick Drake and Carole King, melded to her own style.Sylvia grew up in a music-filled house in Bedford, and from an early age was exposed to a diverse mix of timeless Tamla Motown classics, the lyricism of Burt.. read more