Webcast woman scores deal
Sony signs up unknown singer04 April 06 - An unknown South London singer's been signed up by RCA/Sony BMG after a series of web gigs.
The record label has taken 24 year-old Sandi Thom on purely on the strength of her webcasts - which have rocketed from an audience of 70 to 70,000 in just two months.
She's been performing in the basement of her flat in Tooting for her audience on her "World Tour" which involved 21 shows back to back.
"I only went on the internet because I was too skint to put on a proper tour."The scottish sensation' s being hailed as the next KT Tunstall, and RCA label director Craig Logan praised his new signing:
"Sandi is a very talented artist with an already unique story. We're very excited that we're now going to be a part of that story as she develops into a major artist ."
Sandi's meteoric rise was helped by MySpace.com when word spread like wildfire about the gigs.
Her first single, I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker, is due out on 22 May, her album Smile It Confuses People, is released on 5 June.