Philippa Hanna and electro pop band The Gentlemen join forces for a dual headline UK summer tour performing in 7 major UK cities up and down the country, visit www.the-gentlemen.co.uk for more!
Philippa Hanna: www.philippahanna.com
Since the independent release of debut album Watching Me in 2007, Philippa Hanna has grown from her roots in the Gospel scene to be one of the UK’s most engaging and inspiring songwriters.
A tireless performer, her own tours take in over 150 dates each year. In 2012 she supported soul superstar Lionel Richie on his UK arena tour, a feat she repeated the following year opening for Wet Wet Wet as they took their greatest hits on the road. She has appeared on the mainstage of the Big Church Day Out, the UK's largest Christian Music event, and followed this appearance co-headlining the Big Church Night In tour with veteran hymn writer Stuart Townend.
Latest album Through the Woods was recorded at the legendary Steelworks Studios in Sheffield, and was completed with the help of a crowd-funding campaign that rasied over £14,000. Through the Woods was released in July to critical acclaim. She subsequently appeared on Good Morning Sunday with Clare Balding, playing tracks from the album, and has since seen her music championed by presenters Janice Long, Paul O’Grady, and Hardeep Singh Kohli.
The Gentlemen: www.the-gentlemen.co.uk
The Gentlemen create delectable sounds for discerning ears. They’re people people who are just as excited to be on stage in someone’s living room as on stage at music festivals. The Gentlemen are Nicholas dancing and singing like a cast member from Michael Jackson’s Bad, Josh playing keys and bass with sickening ease, Joel in a whir of limbs thrashing out disco beats on the drums and Sean clad in tail coat and gold paint bringing the Bollywood bling. Their music is a celebration of neon-kitsch and the human heart, with all the pop glitch of Passion Pit and the anthemic drive of M83.
The Gentlemen have been writing, recording and touring their own songs since 2005. Based in Sheffield they have gained a strong fan base throughout Europe and the UK. Marrying the worlds of electro-pop and indie, The Gentlemen have been described as “Brilliant” by Dermot O’Leary who invited them to play on his Radio 2 show in June 2013.