Gabriell AplinGabriell Aplin will be performing at the Marlowe Theatre

Singer Gabrielle Aplin to perform at Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre

Gabrielle Aplin will perform at the Marlowe Theatre in a show presented by the City Sound Project.

The 25-year-old from Brighton has had a meteoric rise since she first started a career in music eight years ago by posting her music on the internet.

She soon attracted a massive online fanbase, releasing her music independently on her own record label Never Fade Records.

Aplin’s first album English Rain was released in 2013 and contained a UK top 10 singles including Please Don’t Say You Love Me, Panic Cord, Home, Salvation and her cover of The Power Of Love which reached number one.

She counts Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen among her chief influences.

Bruce Springsteen

Aplin has spoken of her journey from teenage wannabe to internationally acclaimed musician – and how she used YouTube to promote herself.

In an interview earlier this year, she said: ” I never intended to be a YouTube artist.

“I put some videos up, before there were loads of YouTube artists that I was aware of, just thinking that I was going to share some videos because I didn’t have a way to record them just audio-wise.”

Once she became well known she began moving professional musical circles.

She said: “I work with lots of older men who I’ve gotten on with, who don’t talk to me like I’m a young girl — they talk to me like I’m the same as them, and that is great. I know that isn’t the case for everybody.”

And of her musical projects she said: ” I think it is really important to have music but also the artwork for the music.

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

“When you look at it you have to know what the artwork is for it to be cohesive. I love it. I really get involved in my artwork — even my press photos and my press releases.

“I guess I got more comfortable with experimenting and trying to put a different spin on things as opposed to just literally making a narrative that goes with the song.

“I try and do something fun. I love to play with colour and fashion and eras as well.”

Gabrielle Aplin will perform at the Marlowe Theatre on at 7.30pm on Sunday, May 6. Tickets cost between £21.25 and £31.25.

Call the box office on  01227 787787 for tickets and information.

This year’s City Sound Project music festival takes place at venues across Canterbury on Sunday, May 27.

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