Live Music – 7th January : Eton Place Live Presents Hattie Briggs

Eton Place Live is back at FlatPlanet for the first gig of 2015 on 7th January, with Hattie Briggs. Entry is free to this event and is the warm up to Hattie’s UK tour. Event starts at 7.30pm, join us for great music, food and drink.

Hattie Briggs is a singer/songwriter.  Brought up on the mellow strains of James Taylor and Eva Cassidy she’s been singing for as long as she can remember.  Having taken guitar lessons at school, she started to teach herself the basics of piano at 17 and was surprised when she sat down at the keys one day to find her first song “Without a Smile” forming itself within the space of an hour.  She has been writing and recording new material since then and released her debut EP, “My Shepherd’s Hut” in November 2013. This received various very favourable reviews.  Her debut album “Red and Gold” is being released in April 2015.  Two of the original songs reached the finals of the prestigious UK Songwriting Contest, with another five reaching the semi finals.

Hattie is a natural and sensitive performer with a unique, unaffectedly expressive voice and style.  Her songs are crafted with a maturity that belies her youth, and an honesty that when combined with her presence on stage will win over the hearts of any audience.  She has been gigging regularly all over England from London to Oxford, Bristol to Cheltenham, Monmouth to Worcester, in West Sussex, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Yorkshire, Suffolk, Somerset and Cambridge.  She supported Seth Lakeman at the Monmouth Festival and Sam Brookes at two of his gigs in London and in Cheltenham, and has an extensive list of gigs coming up over the coming months, including a 25 date support tour all round the UK.