Hannah Peel

TGE2014: Watch Hannah Peel's entrancing live performance at the Momentum Fund Showcase, The Great Escape, Brighton.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 13 May 2014
  • min read
Hannah Peel has never been one to rest on her laurels. As an acclaimed singer and songwriter, she is always looking for the right buttons to press that will render her audiences defenceless.

As a composer, she has designed her own music boxes and scales with sound sculptor Henry Dagg and has written expansive scores for theatre and film.

And, not content with creating music in her home studio, Hannah ran away to the Orkney Isles in 2012 to create a magical album with The Magnetic North - a loose group she formed with Simon Tong (The Verve, Gorillaz, The Good, The Bad & The Queen) and Erland Cooper (Erland & The Carnival).

Following her debut album and a collection of EPs, she released Fabricstate in February – an effervescent collection of songs that ripple with psychedelic restraint and a deep understanding of melody.

Last year Hannah became one of the first wave of Momentum Music Fund recipients, and to celebrate, PRS for Music Foundation invited her to perform at the Momentum Fund Great Escape showcase last week.

We were lucky enough to witness her arresting performance and below you can watch a live version of Cars in the Garden recorded at the event.