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Credit: Bryony Dunn
21-year-old rising unsigned singer-songwriter Bryony Dunn has been wowing audiences with her live performances and debut single, ‘Golden Girl,’ an unashamedly brazen slice of pop brilliance about ‘celebrity’. Her new song, ‘Full Bloom’, is due for release on 20 April. Drawing from her own experience as a teenager, it also captures something of the magic of the Narnia-like Surrey Hills where Bryony grew up. The unforgettable melody draws from artists like Fleetwood Mac, Supertramp, Lorde and Taylor Swift all of whom figure big time in her father’s encyclopedic record collection - yet has a youthful energy and buzz that’s fantastically original and makes you want to dance.
Big moments so far:
•Collaborating with multi-platinum songwriters Charlie Dore and Dominic King
•October 7, 2017: released debut single ‘Golden Girl’ with supporting video shot on location in Paris which perfectly reflects the song’s lyrics and themes.
•On-going support from BBC Introducing
•BBC Introducing: ‘Track of the Day: South’ three times
•‘Golden Girl’ named ‘Eagle 3 Best Showcase Track of 2017
•‘Golden Girl’ played on 50 British radio stations with 17,000 views on Youtube.
•Her very own band starring ACM alumni and acoustic/electro-pop wizards Martin Coe and Lewis Ball \
‘I’ve been singing since I could speak,’ says 21-year-old rising UK singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bryony Dunn from her home in the idyllic Surrey Hills. ‘As kids we were immersed in music – my dad’s record collection is legendary! It’s massive and has had a huge influence on my songwriting. There’s classic stuff in it like Supertramp, Fleetwood Mac and Kate Bush; as well as artists like Stormzy, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran.’
Bryony taught herself to play the family’s out-of-tune piano, progressing to her brother’s guitar. ‘When he put it down, I missed the sound. I wanted to play any instrument I could get my hands on.’
She began writing songs at primary school.
‘I write about my own experience. Music allows me to connect with people. I adore writing lyrics and have always loved to sing an awesome melody. So songwriting is just a natural route to self expression for me’
Bryony went on to study music at school focusing on her singing, and learning violin, clarinet and bass guitar along the way, and performing whenever she could. ‘I’ve always enjoyed being on stage, singing and playing in front of people. I began by doing covers with my sister and my friends. Then I started playing a few original songs and people started singing them to me when they saw me. Not going to lie, I sort of liked that!’
A solo career was the logical next step, which began slowly with local gigs and uploading songs including ‘House of Snow’, about her first school time heartbreak, onto YouTube. She soon came to the attention of multi-platinum selling songwriters Charlie Dore and Dominic King who both agreed to mentor and work with her.
“Hold onto your socks everyone. She’s going to knock them off!” - Charlie Dore
In 2017, Bryony debuted her first official single ‘Golden Girl’ courtesy of Online Records, which is a song about the cult of ‘celebrity’ with entirely relatable lyrics; and a sound that’s exquisitely pop with a rift that won’t leave your head. It has been played on over 50 British radio stations, had the support of BBC Introducing and won Eagle 3 Best Showcase Track of 2017. While the music video, filmed in Paris, has had over 17,000 views. She also released a cover of Little Mix’s, ‘Touch’. ‘There’s a reason it’s so popular, it’s a great pop song. It’s current and fun; and I love singing it.’
In April, Bryony will be premiering her new single ‘Full Bloom’. ‘It’s a song that I think is easy to relate to: growing up with friends and the internet; and living through what we choose to share online - an airbrushed version of reality. Our posts create the ‘greener grass’ With her poignant lyrics set against her signature cool pop beats, it’s one to listen out for.
She will also be supporting Charlie Dore at the Electric Theatre in Guildford on April 17th, before embarking on her own UK-wide ‘Classic Red Phone Box Tour’ with her band in the summer.