@ Singer / Songwriter
Since her first public performance with an acoustic guitar in 2007, Philippa Hanna has released five albums, a live DVD and has had two autobiographical books published. Having notched up over 1,000 live performances in 25 countries over the past decade, she has demonstrated what can be achieved by an independent artist with a little help from her fans. As well as becoming a leading light in the Christian & Gospel scene in Europe, the Barnsley-born singer has been invited to open tours for household names including Lionel Richie, Little Mix, Leona Lewis, Wet Wet Wet and Anastacia, highlighting the broadness of her appeal.
Having gained ongoing support from the BBC (Songs of Praise, BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 2), MEGS funding from the DiT/BPI and over £85,000 through crowdfunding, Philippa Hanna is growing into a widely recognised and respected brand internationally. Her music frequently draws upon her experiences of a turbulent youth, and the Christian faith she found in 2004.
Through songs including I Am Amazing, Arrow and Raggedy Doll she champions self-esteem in young people whilst simultaneously raising awareness for the work of children’s charity Compassion UK – for which she’s recruited more than 1,000 sponsors at live events.