Nina Nesbitt

Singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt was only 16 years old when she emerged on the British music scene last year, thanks to a handful of beautifully conceived cover versions made available on her YouTube page.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 8 May 2012
  • min read
Singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt was only 16 years old when she emerged on the British music scene last year, thanks to a handful of beautifully conceived cover versions made available on her YouTube page.

Half Swedish, half Scottish and endowed with a voice boasting technical agility and a searching passion that cut straight to the emotional core of her chosen material, through word of mouth Nina quickly began to garner a passionate following.

It was at an intimate Ed Sheeran gig in Edinburgh however where everything turned upside down when Sheeran, having heard of her talent asked her to play him a song. Soon after Example, saw Nina’s unique version of his song Stay Awake, was instantly impressed and ended up tweeting her channel to his large number of followers.

Sheeran then asked Nina to support him at his Glasgow show (she also joined him onstage to sing a duet at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire), and Nina enjoyed further supports to Example on his December tour.

Suddenly Nina's YouTube views were rising from 10,000 to 500,000. Since then Nina self-released the Live Take EP (a first glimpse for many, of Nina's own song craft), been seen in a small cameo in Sheeran’s Drunk video, announced her first headline tour, performed sessions for BBC Introducing and received her first Radio 1 play as well as signing a publishing deal and touring Europe with Mr Sheeran.

Coming up next for Nina is her second release, the Apple Tree EP, dropped on 23 April to coincide with Arena supports with Example, sell out headline shows in London, Manchester and Edinburgh, and various summer festivals.

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