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Brackley hosts star of UK Gospel music scene

Philippa Hanna

Philippa Hanna

One of the biggest names in the UK Gospel music scene is coming to Brackley on February 6.

Philippa Hanna will be at Brackley Baptist Church with songs and stories that have captured audiences the world over as part of her 2014 Through The Woods album tour.

The Sheffield-based songwriter has won the hearts of fans across the globe.

Songs like I Am Amazing and Raggedy Doll have seen her campaign for self esteem in young people, and she is a tireless advocate for children’s charity Compassion. She visited Haiti with the organisation in 2009 and has recruited hundreds of sponsors.

In 2012 she was invited to support soul legend Lionel Richie across 11 UK arena dates.

Fresh from this success, Philippa returned to the studio with Grammy-winning producer Eliot Kennedy (Bryan Adams, the Spice Girls) to record Through The Woods, released in July 2013.

She kicked off 2013 with her second appearance on TV’s Songs Of Praise along with an invitation to play on the main stage of the Big Church Day Out, a two-day festival that saw 20,000 fans through the gates.

Singles Lighthouse and The Daffodil Song have received airplay on BBC Radio 2, with Philippa appearing on Good Morning Sunday to be interviewed by presenter Clare Balding.

Supporting her on this leg of the tour will be up-and-coming singer songwriter Jasmine Hill, from Hook Norton, in Oxfordshire, who is starting to make a name for herself on the national stage.

Her first song, Free, which she wrote at the age of 14, is set to feature in a new film, Honour, starring Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum, Hot Fuzz) in April.

Tickets £8 (£6 concessions). See www.philippahanna.com/tickets

 

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