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Introducing: Hannah Grace

Tuesday 06 June 2017

Hannah Grace is taking the UK by storm with her new track ‘Praise You’, a modern day soulful spin of Fat Boy Slim’s 1998 classic.

Born in South Wales, Hannah Grace has always been an avid fan of music and started singing at a very young age. Her musical influences range from Joni Mitchell, Eva Cassidy and Stevie Nicks to legendary jazz singers like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin. Not only has she been simply a fan of music since a young age, she even went on to receive a degree in jazz at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama which is very evident in her soothing and jazzy tone of voice.

Hannah signed with Never Fade Records, home to Gabrielle Aplin, Saint Raymond and Sonny. Since then she has worked hard on her craft, releasing two EPs ‘Meant To Be Kind’ and ‘Mustang’ and supporting musical talents like Hozier, Gabrielle Aplin, and Lissie on their tours. She has also played at music festivals such as Glastonbury, Broadmasters, Barn On The Farm and Secret Garden Party. Being a strong songwriter as well, she has written with the likes of Ben Cullum (Jamie Cullum’s brother), Jess Sharman (Ward Thomas), Jim Duguid (Alex Clare) and Luke Potashnick (Olly Murs, Charlie Puth, Robbie Williams).

‘Praise You’ might sound very familiar as it’s currently featured in the new Lloyd’s TV advert, with her version of the track accumulating great success on Shazam with 54.4k tags. It makes sense that this single is attracting so much attention because the combination of soul and emotion in Hannah’s voice with background vocals that resemble a gospel choir, plus the catchy tune and beat, creates a very contemporary version of ‘Praise You’ that still stays respectful to the old lyrics and tune of the original.

Have a listen to it here:

Hannah has recently performed a live session and interview with BBC Wales, which was broadcasted live from Hay Festival. Soon, she will be doing a live version of ‘Praise You’ with a string quartet for BBC Music Day on the 15th of June.

Keep an eye out for Hannah Grace because she is definitely not staying quiet and by the looks of it, she’s has more and more success to gain in her career during the upcoming months and possibly years.

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