BBC Introducing meets... Gabrielle Aplin
It's not everyday a 17-year-old girl from Bath manages to land herself a UK tour and release her own EP without the help of a record label. But you only have to look at the number of YouTube hits when you type in Gabrielle Aplin to know she's obviously doing something right.
Although very modest and down to earth, Gabrielle Aplin is already starting to sample a small slice of the rock n' roll lifestyle. She landed herself a pretty impressive photo shoot with world-renowned photographer Rankin and is embarking on a UK tour from Nov 21st - Dec 3rd playing in Cardiff, Brighton, Oxford, Leeds, London, Newcastle and Glasgow.
There’s no doubt Gabrielle has a beautiful voice and a talent for song writing, but one of the strongest tools in her arsenal has been the internet, which has perhaps played the most important role in Gabrielle’s success over the past year.
Here's her story, and her new track, Mountains:
Gabrielle already has history with BBC Introducing; she uploaded her track Reverse to us in March 2010, and as a result was invited to perform a session on her local BBC Introducing show on BBC Wiltshire in July.
If, like us and thousands more, you've been following Gabrielle's progress on YouTube, don't worry! She assures us there will be plenty more home-made videos from her bathroom and beyond!