Un-signed 18 year old Abz Winter is a talented Singer / Songwriter from the Midlands, Don't be fooled by her age, Abz has a strong mature voice, great song writing skills with great stage presence, she oozes confidence.
2020 At A Glance
In November 2020 Abz was nominated from over 3,600 Acts for 'Best Female Artist' by Radio Wigwam. Prior to that in July she was picked from over 150 Artists to take part in the 'Front Room Sessions - Visual Album' by the Coventry City Of Culture 2021 Trust, this was a big achievement for the young singer / songwriter who wrote 'Falling For You' in lockdown and recorded it from her front room.
2020 should have been good year for the teenager who was confirmed to perform on the un-signed artist stage for Dua Lipa & Billie Eilish at The Utilita Arena Birmingham on their respective tour date's with more dates and Festivals being confirmed but due to Covid 19 they were cancelled.
Earlier on in 2020 Abz released 2 tracks, 'Don't Go Playing with A Young Girls Heart' and 'Jump' both getting great feedback and reviews, Abz is currently writing an Album to be out early 2021.
In May 2020, Abz was one of 5 lucky BIMM students to work on a session with Will Young, his feedback on her song 'Jump' was nothing but positive, Saying "I love it, that was brilliant so hooky, amazing, I could imagine myself dancing to it". He also said "this is really really good, it should be played on the radio and at festivals, It's a summer hit".
2019 At A Glance
Abz was awarded Best New Artist of The Year by Pete Chambers writing for the Observer, Artist Of The Year at Hillz FM radio Station & Band Of The Month September by BBC Introducing In Coventry & Warwickshire.
Abz Performed on The BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Stage at Godiva Festival, The Coventry City Christmas Light Switch On & on The Unsigned Artist Stages at the Arena Birmingham & Resorts World prior to Artists Including Take That, Boyzone, Little Mix, Ariana Grande and Christina Aguilera on their respective tour dates.
Abz was given airtime on BBC Radio 2 with 'Incompatible Me' on the Jo Whiley Show by Dermot O'Leary and she received almost weekly radio play by all the local stations including BBC Introducing Coventry and Warwickshire, Hillz FM, Fresh Radio, Radio Abbey, Brum radio, BBC Introducing West Midlands, Radio Plus, BBC Introducing West midlands and Radio WigWam.
Abz also performed at festivals locally including Godiva in Coventry , Party In The Park Warwick, The Kenilworth Carnival and The War memorial Food Festival.
Her Debut EP, Safe XX – released October 2018 Abz was fortunate enough to work on two of the songs with Platinum Hit record producer and writer Fred Cox who has collaborated with many Artists such as Grace Carter, Paloma Faith, Idris Elba, Rag N Bone Man to name but a few. Abz also spent time perfecting her songwriting skills with Jin Jin (Jess Glynnes Manager).
Her first single 2019 "Incompatible Me" a fun, funky retro track with good vibes has received over 60,000 streams, Abz then released a Christmas Tune 'Its That time Of Year ' a track with a retro 50's feel was well received by all the local radio station, then in February 2020 she released 'Don't go Playing With A Young Girls Heart" a stripped back emotional ballad had over 3000 views of the video on platform. Her latest single 'Jump' a fun funky again retro number has had airplay in a very tough Covid 19 environment and hit no 1 in the Hills FM local charts and has had over 20,000 streams to date.
Nominated for Best Female Artist 2020 by Radio Wigwam.
An A List Artist on Brum Radio May 2020 "Jump" w/c 2/5/2020
An A List Artist on Brum Radio February 'Don't Go Playing With A Young Girls Heart' w/c 8/2/2020.
Tune Of The Week BBC Introducing Coventry & Warwickshire 'Don't Go Playing With A Young Girls Heart' 25th January 2020.
Artist Of The Month Coventry Motor Museum for Jan, Feb and March 2020.
Best Artist 2019 Hillz FM Radio Station.
Best New Artist Of 2019 - Pete Chambers BEM writer for The Observer
Performing at the Christmas Light Switch On November 2019 for Coventry City.
Band Of The Month for September BBC Introducing Coventry & Warwickshire
Radio play on BBC Radio 2.
An A List Artist on Brum Radio September 2019 'Incompatible Me'.
Tune Of The Week on BBC Introducing Coventry and Warwickshire 12/8/2019.
Performing on the BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Stage at Godiva.
Youngest ever entrant to the Hillz FM local charts. In her first week Abz was the highest placed female and she was number 1 for 14 weeks a first for a female Artist. Abz has since been No: 1 for a total of 18 weeks with the most votes ever.
Fresh UK's Fresh and Featured Artist of the week w/c 5/8/2019
In March 2018 Abz also performed prior to the Wasps Game at the Ricoh Arena, Bike Fest .
Some of Abz Winter's recent reviews:
"Great song, got such a lovely voice, you can sing great melodies, I would love to hear more of your voice, I can't believe how talented you are".
Pete Chambers BEM writes for The Observer
I have lost count on how many people have said to listen to such & such a singer, they can really sing, only to be disappointed by the familiarity of it all. On the other hand, someone suggested I listened to Abz, and it was a jaw dropping moment. This lady has an amazingly powerful and totally exciting voice. With the Coventry Light Switch On under her belt, her rise will no doubt be a speedy one.
Andy holcroft Hot Music Live
Based on Godiva Festival 2019
In fact two of my delights were that sixteen year old Abz Winter & Stratford based Evergreen who have barely been in existence six months were both spotted: it would be easy to imagine how they might be off the necessary radar for the time being. In fact these two acts plus BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Introducing Artists of the Month (well last month) The Rising were probably the three acts with the most buzz: when people were comparing notes ("have you seen?") these were the ones (outside the big established ones naturally) which came up time & again. Expect to hear lots more about them all.
Andy Holcroft Hot Music Live, 29th June 2019
"Her voice is very distinctive: powerful & attractive and Abz uses it well". & "Her onstage persona is equally delightful: she has an easy & humorous rapport with the audience & a slightly self deprecating wit".
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"A Star of the Future" and One Take Wonder - Brody Swain BBC Coventry Radio
“A great sound and really powerful” – FEMME (UK’s most successful independent artist).
“Loving her voice and she looks great on stage and screen” – BBC Music Introducing.
“Abz has something special going on, great voice” – Fred Cox.
"Star of the Future" Cat Cooper Hillz FM"
"The power, control and sheer quality of this young girl’s voice can amaze. Long may she continue to entertain us”. Tony Collins Hotter Music Magazine.