A Richmond singer songwriter will perform at a legendary music club later this year after appearances on BBC radio.
22-year-old Evie Wright will be the headline act at Liverpool’s Jacaranda Club, which helped launch the career of The Beatles, in November.
The former student at Richmond School and Sixth Form College is gaining widespread plaudits for her music, with her new single Ride the Wave being played on BBC’s Airwaves 2021 Festival, alongside Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, The Fratellis and Amy MacDonald.
Evie established herself in 2019 with her single Hazy that gained attention from BBC Introducing in York and North Yorkshire and BBC Tees.
This led to Evie becoming one of the highlights of 2019 on BBC Tees and in January 2020 she landed a live session and interview at BBC Radio York.
This momentum continued with the release of her second single Bittersweet, followed by In Watercolour and now Ride the Wave, as well as Nick Grimshaw playing Evie on his Radio 1 show in April.
Evie said: “Appearing on BBC Introducing has been incredible and has certainly been a springboard for my career, giving me a breakthrough to other opportunities.
“I have found it a really valuable channel towards generating interest in my music.
“It is my dream to forge a successful career in music and I appreciate that streaming and live shows are key to getting noticed.
“It is wonderful that BBC Introducing champion aspiring musicians and I am hugely grateful that they have aired all my singles so far.
“It was an immense honour when Nick Grimshaw played me on his show – I really couldn’t believe it!
“I am so excited to be headlining at the iconic Jacaranda Club in November, a venue that is at the epicentre of Liverpool’s live music scene and famously helped to launch the careers of The Beatles and continues its 60-year mission to offer a stage for new artists.
“I really can’t wait to return to Liverpool, it’s my favourite city where the music scene remains as strong and vibrant as ever.”
Evie graduated with a first class honours in music from the University of Liverpool in 2020, and is currently studying for a masters in music research, returning to Richmond to focus on her songwriting.
A solo singer, Evie plays eclectic, acoustic and classical guitar, piano and flute.
She started writing and performing her own songs when she was 13.
She gives credit to the Richmond School music department for encouraging her to sing and providing a safe performance environment, with staff and fellow music students always being very supportive and giving positive feedback.
Richmond School headteacher Jenna Potter said: “It is tremendous to hear that Evie’s music is receiving so much airplay.
“She is, without doubt, incredibly talented and having had the honour of listening and watching her perform on numerous occasions, it comes as no surprise to me that she is becoming so successful.
“Her musical style is wonderful and I am looking forward to watching her career blossom.”
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