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KAL LAVELLE BIO -
Kal Lavelle is an Irish born singer songwriter now living in London. Her songs are instantly captivating, with a voice that Alex Zane (Channel 4) praised as simply "beautiful".
Kal began playing guitar after winning a £1000 in a Mars Bar when she was 10 yrs old. With the money, she bought her mother a washing machine and for herself, her first guitar.
Kal's debut EP ‘Shivers’ climbed to #5 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. The iTunes US & Japanese stores also featured her in the 'New & Noteworthy' section. This in turn led to her song 'Breakfast At Tiffanys' being chosen as 'Single of the Week' on iTunes.
'Breakfast At Tiffanys' went top 10 in the Singer/Songwriter charts in three countries, iTunes Japan, iTunes Netherlands, and iTunes Belgium, it also charted in iTunes Ireland and iTunes Finland.
Three of her tracks have featured on Tom Robinson's BBC RADIO 6 show & her song 'Downstairs' was selected for the BBC Introducing Podcast. She also appeared as a special guest on the BBC Introducing show, which was broadcast Nationwide.
Artful (Dodger's) Mark Hill was so impressed by Kal's vocals, he asked her to feature on his track 'Could Just Be The Bassline' (co-written with Ed Sheeran). The song made Music Week's prestigious 'Playlist', was Dj MistaJam's (Radio 1 & Radio 1xtra) 'Jam Hot record of the week' & was playlisted on Radio 1xtra. (With the video on rotation on MTV.)
Kal Lavelle has gained huge support from her friend Ed Sheeran (Grammy nominated, Brit Award winner). He took her on tour in the UK & Ireland in 2011 and in 2012, asked her to support him at his biggest headline show (thus far in the UK), in Thetford Forrest, Suffolk, playing to 10,000 people!
On the 1st of Jan 2012, the Sunday Mirror (UK National Newspaper) listed Kal in their "Hot for 2012" One's to watch list. Festival slots were to follow, including Latitude Festival, Stummerville Festival and headlining the acoustic stage at RedFest Festival. Further highlights of 2012 included Kal's first television synch on the soundtrack of BBC drama 'Lip Service' and supporting the incredible 'Bastille'.
In Nov 2012, Perez Hilton (one of the worlds biggest bloggers) discovered Kal's music & featured her on his website, calling her music - "Exquisitely beautiful & raw, it's as if she's talking directly to you!".
2013 began with the music site Music Is My Drug placing Kal on their 'Ones to watch' for 2013 list. Her OntSofa session of her song 'I Fell In Love With My friend' has surpassed 30,000 hits on You Tube, (residing in the Top 10 most watched videos on their site) and her most recent Balcony TV session was featured as their "Global Show Of The Day", highlighted across the Balcony TV network around the world.
Plans for the rest of the year consist of, more releases, more writing and more gigging... and Kal is saving fervently to buy her Mother a new washing machine. :)
Find out more from http://www.kallavelle.com
INDUSTRY QUOTES -
"Exquisitely beautiful & raw, it's as if she's talking directly to you!" - Perez Hilton
"Ones to watch!" - The Sunday Mirror Newpaper
"Wow!" - Tom Robinson (BBC RADIO 6)
"Beautiful voice" - Alex Zane (CHANNEL 4, XFM)
"The way she sings transports you to that exact moment of heart break and despair that can only come from love lost." - Aissetou Ngom (BBC Switch)
"Hot new singer Kal Lavelle" - DAILY STAR NEWSPAPER
"An impressive performer" - SEATWAVE.COM
"Her clever song lyrics along with her effortless sounding vocals are finally getting her noticed by many new fans and industry big wigs alike." - WHO'S JACK MAGAZINE
"Not only is Kal Lavelle a great guitar player and very cool vocalist, her songwriting is powerful and clever with lyrics that reflect her unique perspective. I'm keeping my eye on her....I suggest any music lover with a fondness for innovative songwriting do the same. She's definitely one to watch" - Kristy Jackson (BMI Award Winner)
Previous support slots include - Ed Sheeran, Paloma Faith, The Beach Boys, Paddy Casey, Martin Carthy & James Brown.