24 April 2014

Hannah Trigwell breaks into Itunes top 20 with pre-order for new EP Rectify

Hannah Trigwell Itunes top 20 new EP Rectify

Hannah Trigwell breaks into Itunes top 20 with pre-order for new EP Rectify

Hannah Trigwell is a singer-songwriter who began her career at 17 busking around her hometown of Leeds in the north of England. From there she learnt her craft, while going on to study at The University of Leeds, graduating with a degree in Biology. During this time, Hannah posted a few cover versions she had re-worked on YouTube and within an instant she was being touted as a new sensation. She was named ‘Best International Unsigned Act’ at the St. Helier Online Music Awards and her version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ quickly amassed more than two million views. Hannah got a manager and started receiving high praise tweets from the likes of Louis Tomlinson of 1D, “what a great voice!”.

Hannah continued to pick up new fans around the world, releasing two EPs of original material which both reached the top 10 of iTunes singer/songwriter charts. By now her videos had been viewed more than 15 million times; Ed Sheeran, Johnny Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls) and The Script all started supporting her on Twitter and then Florida based Boyce Avenue, one of the most successful YouTube era bands in the world, asked to collaborate on a couple of tracks with Hannah and go on a UK tour in 2012.

After a series of amazing sellout shows the Boyce Avenue guys asked Hannah if she’d like to sign to their label 3 Peace Records, having departed from their Universal label deal in order to revert back to the DIY spirit of YouTube.
Hannah went for it, “It’s quite a funny story, I used to watch YouTube videos of Boyce Avenue and I was following them for a few years and then I thought - I’m going to give this a go. They helped give me the confidence to post my videos on there in the first place.” Now signed to their label and forging a close friendship with the American stars she explains, “Having your label also run by musicians helps, I’m self-taught and it’s helped me learn a lot about technique with guitar playing and composition. It’s about creating great music rather than just selling music, which is really good for me because it’s what I wanted to do.

The decision to focus on her music full-time rather than explore her future in Biology will be welcome news to her fans. With forthcoming EP ‘Rectify’ released in May and already in the top 20 of iTunes singer/songwriter charts from pre-orders alone, Hannah makes an adventurous yet totally sublime departure from the more acoustic based sound she’s become instantly recognized for, proving what a versatile talent she is. Hannah explains, “I’ve worked really hard on the Rectify EP and I feel like it is truly representative of who I am as a musician; this sound is one that I have been developing over the past six months… I’ve been itching to get it out into the world and it’s finally happening!

Locked into a more uptempo indie dance feel while capturing hearts as always with her soulful, addictive tone, this is the finer side of pop nuanced with the great rock n pop attitude of other exemplary northern acts of Great Britain who wear it on their sleeve and endear music fans in bedrooms and clubs around the world.

Just back from another sellout European tour with label mates and fellow You Tube American stars Boyce Avenue, the next chapter of Hannah Trigwell’s alluring career is about to take off as major tracks on the EP like ‘Hurricane’ and title track ‘Rectify’ are certain to introduce her to a whole new world of pop stardom.

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