ABOUT

Cecil is a singer songwriter born and raised in Berkshire with her family roots hailing from Manchester, who’s music has grown in notoriety over the last 2 years. She began to sing at the age of 5 and took up the piano in her early teens. Always surrounded by music with her Mother being a drummer in a band Cecil immersed herself in music and began to write music from an early age.

 

Cecil takes her name from her Great Uncle Cecil McGivern who was a pioneering broadcasting producer for British Radio and Television in the 1940s and 1950s. He wrote several war time plays for BBC Radio during World War II, oversaw the Queen’s Coronation in 1953 and was also responsible for the screenplay for the original 1946 version of Charles Dickens famous novel “Great Expectations” for which he was nominated for an Oscar.

 

Inspired by her uncle's writing coupled with her musical background this led to Cecil writing songs at the piano which rapidly grew into captivating live performances. It wasn’t long before her debut EP caught the attention of the BBC Introducing which propelled her on to the national platform with BBC Radio 2 giving the singer songwriter their support.

 

Fast forward to a more recent release of her hit song ‘Queen Of Cruel’ saw the BBC Introducing give the record numerous spins throughout 2018, this time with BBC 6 Music getting on board and lending their support to Cecil which led the songstress to her U.M.A’s Nomination for ‘Best Solo Female’ in 2018.

 

With her self-proclaimed ‘off-pop’ style, blending contemporary sounds often with darker undertones Cecil has gone on to feature at some of the most notable festivals in the UK over the Summer. This included warming up for Jools Holland, supporting the iconic Grace Jones at the prestigious Henley Festival in conjunction with the BBC Introducing, Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival, Oceanfest, headlined the o2 Academy Islington, BBC’s Carfest for ‘Children In Need’ amongst many more.

 

Cecil is currently working on her debut album and with comparisons to the likes of Lana Del Rey & Kate Bush as mentioned in the likes of ‘Clash Magazine’ and ‘Rough Online’ Cecil will definitely be a one to watch in 2019.