Native New Yorker Nell Bryden grew up in a bohemian artist’s loft in Brooklyn, her mother a classical soprano and her father an oil painter. She got her singer songwriter start in the folk clubs of Boston before moving back to try to conquer her hometown. When the Big Apple chewed her up and spat her out, she spent a decade in London honing her craft, touring Europe extensively, playing upwards of 250 shows a year.
Having released her debut album “What Does It Take” in 2009 under her own record label, she became known as a BBC Radio 2 darling, and went on to enjoy 21 consecutive play-listed singles — a record-breaker even for major label artists. Her song about her experience in 9/11, called “Sirens,” from her second album “Shake The Tree,” was covered by Cher. Known as an artist who’s “at home” on stage, she’s supported Gary Barlow, Chris Rea, Counting Crows, KT Tunstall, and Duane Eddy, among others, and played numerous festivals including CarFest, V Festival, and Proms In The Park.
Although she still runs her own record label, Nell is now part of the BMG publishing family. She has released six studio albums, as well as “The Collection” in 2020, an anthology of her 21 radio singles. She lives in New York with her two dogs and a cat that inadvertently feature in her home studio recordings, notably her remote performance with the BBC Concert Orchestra during the Coronavirus lockdown, for Ken Bruce’s House Music Sessions.
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