It's been a whirlwind year so far for Nina Nesbitt, the half Scottish, half Swedish singer-songwriter who has only just turned 18. After touring last year with Ed Sheeran and Example, and with a string of festival dates coming up this summer, she will be embarking on a headline tour in October.
In little over a year Nina has won the hearts of literally thousands - her twitter followers have rocketed above 85,000 and she has had over 4 million views across YouTube and VEVO to date. Her recent single 'Stay Out' charted at #21 and was playlisted at Radio 1.
Nina was just 16 years old when she began performing intimate shows across Edinburgh and Manchester and, with a budding interest in filmmaking, posted a selection of her own songs and some beautifully conceived cover versions on YouTube. The response she received was overwhelming. It kick started a roller coaster year that culminated with her self-released EP 'The Apple Tree' going straight to #6 on the iTunes download chart and #1 on the singer-songwriter chart last April. She signed to Island Records last June and released her first single 'Boy' in October.
Nina, who was crowned 'Singer/Songwriter New Artist of the Year 2012' on iTunes last year, is currently recording her debut album with Jake Gosling (Paloma Faith, Ed Sheeran, One Direction), which is due for release this summer.
Not only does Nina's voice boast an amazing technical ability, it is passionate and emotionally raw, her colloquial lyrics heartwarmingly candid and insightful. As she prepares to hit the road, it's clear that this is just the beginning of a very exciting journey for this immensely talented young lady.
8th October The Haunt Brighton
9th October O2 Academy 2 Oxford
10th October KOKO London
11th October Waterfront Norwich
13th October O2 Academy 2 Newcastle
15th October Lemon Tree Aberdeen
16th October O2 ABC Glasgow
17th October Club Academy Manchester
19th October Rescue Rooms Nottingham
20th October Cockpit Leeds
21st October Temple Birmingham
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 17th May priced 8 regionally an 11 in London