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Soulful singer/songwriter Robyn Sherwell kickstarted her music career by moving from one island to another. Born and raised on the tiny isle of Guernsey, she moved to the U.K. to study History and Politics at Warwick University, but ended up moving to London to pursue her true music passions. With a background in choir, the multi-instrumentalist attracted attention from record labels after posting covers on YouTube, signing with Birdland Records in 2013. Her confessional lyrics, vocal gymnastics, and passionate delivery evoked the grandeur of contemporaries like Jessie Ware and Florence Welch, while her music created a vibe similar to Birdy or Bat for Lashes. She recorded her debut EP, Love Somebody, in 2014 and featured on "Like a Shadow" by dance duo Toyboy & Robin. She entered the studio with David Kosten (Bat for Lashes, Everything Everything) to record her first full-length. The self-titled debut was released in March 2016 and featured the empowering tribal single "Islander," an ode to her Guernsey roots. ~ Neil Z. Yeung
November 29, 1985 in Guernsey, UK