London-based singer-songwriter and YouTube sensation Hope Russell-Winter is an exceptionally talented musician and performer that’s made an indelible impression on the UK’s music scene in only a few short years. Since making her first recordings at the age of fourteen, she’s reached fans across the globe through her immensely popular YouTube channel, receiving over 15 million hits and gaining 76k subscribers – a testament to the broad appeal of her emotive sound. Described as “the next Adele” by Mike Naylor of BBC Radio, there’s no doubt that the future holds great things for this remarkable musician.
When Hope opens her mouth to sing, you hear a wealth of life experience far beyond her years. Her heart-rending compositions, charged with unrestrained emotion, reveal an immense depth of feeling that lies behind every note. Hope’s debut release, 2014’s ‘Acoustic’ EP, announced the arrival of a unique songwriter with four stripped-down tracks that took influence from Norah Jones, Birdy and Tori Amos. Following this in 2015, the ‘Optimist’ EP enjoyed great success, reaching #8 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter Charts and firmly establishing her position as an up-and-coming singer-songwriter destined for stardom.
Her acoustic cover of Dusty Springfield’s classic ‘I Only Want To Be With You’ received nationwide exposure in 2016 after being featured in the Dog’s Trust #SpecialSomeone ad campaign, while her recording of Andrea Bocelli’s ‘Time To Say Goodbye’ reached audiences on the other side of the globe in 2018 after being licensed for use in the Australian TV show ‘A Place Called Home’.
Equally comfortable performing solo or with a full band, Hope has impressed audiences across the country with electric performances at the top of London’s Gherkin, The Bedford, The Horn and at festivals Berkofest, Meraki, Balstock and Wilkestock. Demand for her live shows is consistently high, with dates at St. Albans Town Hall and Childwickbury House selling out completely. In 2017, the artist embarked on a O2 Academy support tour for Johnny Cash tribute act ‘CASH’, while 2018 will see her biggest live opportunity to date: four consecutive nights in London supporting Westlife’s Brian McFadden.
Hope is currently working on her next EP, set to feature a full band and scheduled for early 2019. ‘Sanctuary’, her most recent single, was recorded live at Jacket Studios in Hertfordshire and labelled ‘Track Of The Week’ by BBC Introducing. An inspiring ballad that explores the theme of vulnerability, this powerful song demonstrates a gifted artist moving from strength to strength in a career that shows no signs of slowing down.
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