A whipsmart self-taught singer songwriter from Bath, Gabrielle Aplin has been writing and recording songs since she was 15. Growing up in a (self confessed) 'hippy' household where music was a family staple, she honed her craft listening to Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen and Nick Drake.
At 17 she set up her own label Never Fade Records, and went on to release 3 EPs, all of which charted on iTunes. Her songs are timeless but also of-the-moment anthems. Big songs, but songs that are intimate too.
‘Home’, for example, is an emotive, emotion tapping hit-in-waiting with a huge, choral sweep that was an iTunes Single ofThe Week. The instantly singalong ‘Please Don’t Say You Love Me’ charted at No. 6 on the singles chart, and ‘Panic Cord’ is Gabrielle’s uptempo and uplifting take on the ups and downs of relationships put to a foot stomping beat.
Her debut album ‘English Rain’ was released May 2013. Say hello to a breath of fresh air.