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Cecil

Sounds likeLana Del Rey, Florence and The Machine and Kate Bush
LocationBerkshire

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For singer-songwriter Cecil, music has always been her life's passion. Cecil started to show signs of her musical talents from a young age, inspired by the sounds of her mother's drum kit she began to sing in her formative years naturally progressing to sitting at the piano in her early teens.

Her musical direction quickly grew from piecing together adolescent lyrics to producing credible songwriting and captivating live performances. Inspired by the likes of Kate Bush and Lana Del Rey, Cecil began to develop her own quirky unique off-pop vibe of music which began the road to a whole new world of music.

Cecil comes from a small town in Berkshire but made the decision to move to London 7 years ago to be closer to the music scene. Cecil released her debut single ‘Queen Of The Cruel’ December 4th 2017, which got the attention of the UMA’s, where Cecil received a nomination for Best Female Solo Act 2018. Cecil also received support from BBC Radio 6, BBC Introducing, BBC Berkshire and many other regional radio stations.

The success of her debut single saw Cecil taking to stages all over the U.K throughout summer 2018

Where, Cecil supported acts including Jools Holland, Grace Jones, Razorlight, Texas, Toploader, Gabrielle Aplin and many others at Hampton Court Festival, Tom Kerridge’s Pub In The Park main stage, Oceanfest main stage, CarFest Children In Need North and South and Henley Festival main stage.

Cecil also released a new single and music video called ‘Toybox’ on Halloween this year, which got the attention of The Sun newspaper, where she received a mention as a “Rising Star”.

Cecil takes her name from her great uncle Cecil McGivern who was Radio/broadcasting pioneer for British radio and T.V who wrote lots of wartime radio plays during World War II for the BBC. He also wrote the original screenplay and was nominated for an Oscar for the original 1946 version of Charles Dickens famous novel "Great Expectations' and he was also awarded a CBE. There are links between some of her Great Uncle's story writing and her future music.

Cecil is currently working on new music for next year and is definitely going to be a one to watch in 2019.

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