In 2013, singer/songwriter Heidi Browne was selected by BBC Introducing as one of 25 unsigned UK acts tipped for success. She attended a musician’s masterclass at Abbey Road and was met with high praise from Radio 2’s Tom Robinson. In 2014 Heidi beat off over 9,000 competitors to be crowned the overall winner of OpenMicUK winning a £5000 artist development deal. Her first two albums have been featured on BBC Radio1, BBC 6Music, Amazing Radio, with ‘Lost in Grey’ tipped a ‘stand-out release’ by The Musician Magazine. Heidi’s hotly awaited third album ‘Don’t Rock the Boat’ is set for release in 2015.
No stranger to performance, Heidi has been touring the UK since the age of 16. This Summer has been her busiest yet, playing on main stages alongside acts such as Toploader, Maximo Park and Eliza Doolittle. She also performed a sell out concert in the Tuscan Hills at Italian culture festival ‘Festival delle Colline’, sparking rave reviews in the national press. Heidi’s unique combination of catchy hook-lines, enigmatic fingerpicking style and jazzy vocals, coupled with her dry, often off-the-wall humour make her a must-see act.
Heidi is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist from a musical family. Her dad toured with Kate Bush and is the keyboard player with Barclay James Harvest. Her music ranges in genre from rootsy-pop to jazzy-folk, seasoned with reggae influences and a touch of the theatrical. With many strings to her bow, Heidi studied History of Art in Paris and subsequently wrote a song commemorating her experiences. Heidi collaborated with fellow visual artist Adam Pryce and together they illustrated and animated the music video for her single ‘Paris’. The song was an instant hit on soundcloud, reaching 100,000 hits in a matter of months. Thea Gilmore tweeted that ‘Paris’ would be the “best £1 you’ll ever spend”.