Gabrielle Murphy is a singer/songwriter from Treherbert in the heart of the Rhondda Valleys, South Wales. When she was thirteen, she started singing in the house and quickly graduated to local covers bands and is now resolutely focused on writing her own songs. In twelve months, Gabrielle has catapulted herself onto the Welsh music scene.

‘Her talent just a soulful tremor in a voice that’ll wrap itself around the most cynical hearts, and give them a squeeze’

…Adam Walton/ BBC Wales.

Gabrielle is the newest name on the BBC Wales Horizons list, with the shortest backstory (so far), a mark of how one of Horizons’ roles is to nurture the brightest, emerging talents from the very beginning. She played a startling, debut set on the Young Promoters Network stage at Sŵn Festival 2013, earning herself an immediate invitation to come and play live that night on BBC Radio Wales show.

She very much reflects the natural eclecticism of her generation, encompassing a multitude of genres (Led Zeppelin to Marvin Gaye stirred with the melodic nouse of Fleetwood Mac and sass of Rihanna). Her most recent recording, ‘Lockdown’, is a hit single in waiting, one of the rare occasions where modern R&B glories in its soulful roots in Rhythm and Blues.

Gabrielle Murphy