The UK has had its share of incredible musicians doing incredible things this year, from Adele’s incredible showing at the Grammys to Coldplay’s mind blowing hits, and we’ve been bringing the best of them to Red Karaoke. Now, we’re happy to add a brand new UK artist and an indie songstress to the RK ranks, Birdy.
Winning one of the UK’s greatest music competitions at the age of 12 is no big deal when your mother is a renowned concert pianist and you started the writing music at the age of five, as is the case for Jasmine van den Bogaerde, better known by her current stage name Birdy.
After winning Open Mic UK, Birdy went on to be signed by Good Soldier Songs Ltd, run by Christian Tattersfield, chairman of Warner Bros. Music UK and the label 14th Floor Records, who helped her release her first single at the age of 11 in 2011, a cover of Bon Iver’s indie record Skinny Love.
With the release of her debut album last fall, a handful of won awards, and a song contributed to the soundtrack to The Hunger Games, Birdy’s popularity is just now taking flight… so be sure to be the first to record Birdy’s newest RK single, Shelter.