20 year old singer songwriter Eva Gadd has a maturity well beyond her years and her voice has the assured confidence of a seasoned performer.
Coming from a musical family, her dad and uncle were in a band popular in her hometown of Banbury, Oxfordshire. Their influence rubbed off on her, with dad sitting at the piano at home to write songs.
Eva’s mum introduced her to artists like Nerina Pallot, Tori Amos and Joni Mitchell and soon after she discovered jazz standards and the inimitable Amy Winehouse.
She wrote her first song, ‘Out Here On My Own’, at 18 when she started Uni and although daunted by the process, she found such a love for writing her own music that she stuck with it. And we’re glad she did.
Most recently Eva has been selected by BBC Introducing and played on BBC Introducing in the South West. She was also chosen along with Lewis Aung from Somerset as Random Artist Collaborators and had to come up with a totally original new piece of music in just seven days! This track, Eva’s song ‘Out Here On My Own’, which Lewis produced, was played on BBC Introducing in the South West.
“Even though it’s damn scary singing the words that you have written, it’s kind of freeing too.”