Preston-born musician Abby Scott is hitting all the right notes after releasing her music to a new online platform.
Abby, 29, who grew up in Woodplumpton but now lives in the West Midlands, has been singing for as long as she can remember.
She said: “It’s always been something I have wanted to do. I come from a musical family who play instruments and sing and I’ve always been encouraged to be involved and to follow my dream of being a singer. Music is in my blood.
“I can’t remember a time when I didn’t sing, I could sing before I could talk.”
The singer-songwriter, who went to Archbishop Temple school in Fulwood, was singing at gigs at weddings before she met the founder of the online platform, Emergeination, which helps new musicians and artists promote their work.
She says: “The music industry has changed so much in the past decade, it’s like a different world now.
“Emergeination is like EBay for artists. It offers so much support, the platform has really helped my career and helped me to grow as an artist. The fact that I can produce, promote and sell my music without constraints is fabulous.”
Abby, who has a two-year-old son, says her husband, songwriter Chris Eaton, encouraged her to try song-writing as well as singing. Chris wrote the Christmas number one Saviour’s Day for Sir Cliff Richard
She said: “I’ve always been a singer but I wanted to try writing. I spent all of last year working on my album. If you open your heart you can learn to do it.”
Abby, who has performed live on BBC Breakfast and was labelled Jazz FM’s ‘bright new talent’, says her career highlight has been the success of the charity single the 1914 Carol of Christmas.
She said: “I got the opportunity to record and sing in the Westminster abbey with the RAF Spitfire Choir. It was a life highlight. It was just an amazing experience, not only was I helping in a charitable sense but it also helped to promote me as an artist.”
And Abby wants to make 2015 her year. “I’m really excited about releasing my new single & album and I hope that 2015 is just as successful, if not more so, than 2014.“