Genre: Singer-songwriter, Acoustic, Folk
Location: Gloucestershire, England
Discography: My Shepherd's Hut EP (2013) Red & Gold (2015)
Record Label: TBA
Hattie Briggs is the kind of musician who makes an instant impact on all who listen to her music. She is a superb songwriter & vocalist and one of our current favourite young musicians. Hattie is based in Gloucestershire and was a 2014 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Nominee. Hattie is one of our LCM 'One's to watch in 2015' and it wouldn't surprise us if she was nominated for (or won) the Horizon award at the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards next year.
The 22 year-old quit Oxford University in the 2nd year of her Russian degree to concentrate on her musical career in January 2014. Since then, her music has been played on TV, on BBC Radio 1, 2 and 6Music as well as many regional BBC radio stations. She released her debut album ‘Red & Gold’ on 6th April 2015 with a single ‘A Beautiful Mind’ on the same day. The album includes a cover of Eva Cassidy’s version of ‘Fields Of Gold’, produced by Eva's brother, Dan Cassidy, who also plays a violin solo on the record.
Hattie released her debut EP ‘My Shepherd’s Hut’ in November 2013, and has subsequently had 3 singles in the iTunes singer-songwriter chart, including ‘Pull Me Down’ that reached number 19, and her recent, ’Old Eyes’, that features jazz musician Alec Dankworth. Key live performances include the recent Cheltenham Jazz Festival and supports with the likes of Grant Nicholas (Feeder), Seth Lakeman and Sam Brookes. She was also a featured artist in an emerging talent documentary by BBC Introducing In The West.
She has been widely featured on all the popular UK e-zines and blogs including For Folks Sake, Folk Radio, Folk Geek and Timber and Steel, the USA's Val's List and three in the Netherlands, Folk Lantern, MusicMeter and Dekrentennuitdepop. The local and national press are taking a keen interest with an appearance in the Independent, a 4 page spread in Cotswold Life and a lifestyle feature in Psychologies magazine. Hattie has just recently supported Kathyrn Roberts and Sean Lakeman on their UK Tour and received much acclaim.
Hattie is currently working on a second album which is due for release in the Spring of 2016.
Hattie will also be supporting The Willows at St. Pancras Old Church, London on Thursday 17th March 2016.