Un-signed Artist Abz Winter is a talented Singer - Songwriter from the Midlands. Don't be fooled by her age, Abz has a strong mature voice, good song writing skills with great stage presence, Abz oozes confidence. If you can't find Abz on a stage somewhere you can find her upside down in a pool as her sport is synchronised swimming.
Abz Winter's new tune 'Incompatible Me' an amazing track with a retro feel and funky vibes was recently played on BBC Radio 2 by Dermot O'Leary on the Jo Whiley show and in September 2019 Abz was Band Of The Month on BBC Introducing Coventry and Warwickshire, in November she was invited to perform at the Coventry Christmas Light Switch On and In December Abz was awarded the title of 'Best New Artist 2019' from Pete Chambers who writes for the Observer Group all major achievements at such a young age.
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).
At the start of this year Abz was invited to perform at The Resorts World Arena on the un-signed artist stage prior to Boyzone hitting the main stage on their "Thank You & Goodnight" UK Tour.
2019 turned out to be a very busy year for the teenager who was confirmed to perform on the un-signed artist stages for Take That, West Life, Little Mix, Ariana Grande and Christina Aguilera on their respective tour dates.
After announcing the release of her Debut EP March 2019, Abz has received continued radio play from all local Radio stations including BBC Introducing in Coventry and Warwickshire, BBC Introducing in the west Midlands, Hillz 98.6 FM, Brum Radio, Wigwam, Daventry Radio, Fresh UK. Radio Plus & Rugby FM.
A seasoned performer and still only 17 Abz has performed at many of the local Festivals Including Godiva Festival on the BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Stage and others, Lubbenham Scarecrow Festival, Folk On The Water, Fenny Poppers and Rugby Bike Fest. In March 2018 Abz also performed prior to the Wasps Game at the Ricoh Arena .
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
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 16 weeks a first for a female Artist.
Fresh UK's Fresh and Featured Artist of the week w/c 5/8/2019
Some of Abz Winter's recent reviews:
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.
'A Star of the Future" Brody Swain BBC Coventry Radio
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 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.