Caitlyn Scarlett Live

Rising star Caitlyn Scarlett is finally set to perform at The Grace in April 2021. Peter Gray reports.

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Caitlyn Scarlett’s much delayed gig at the Grace has finally got the go ahead for the 22nd of April 2021. The gig was first scheduled to take place in the first week of February 2020 but Scarlett was forced to postpone the date. The rescheduled June date then fell victim to the Coronavirus Crisis.

Scarlett has been making quite a name for herself in recent years with her incredible songwriting ability and beautiful songs. Indeed, with over 11 million streams on Spotify alone, Scarlett has marked herself out as a name to remember. 

The English songwriter grew up in the tiny Berkshire village of Bray, where she taught herself to play the keyboards and guitar. Eager to begin a career in the music industry, Scarlett left home at 17, moving to London in order to attend music college.

Finding accommodation with a group of creatives, who included amongst their number a budding rapper, a fashion designer and an actor, the singer began to take her own career much more seriously.

Shortly afterwards, Scarlett released her first EP, Jurassic Jukebox & Other Drugs. The collection showcased the artist’s already impressive songwriting ability and her growing vocal marurity.

Featuring songs like Bad Love and Inside My Head, the EP brought Scarlett to the attention of a number of music industry figures. What they could not know, however, was that many of the songs on the collection had begun life as college assignments!

While her first EP featured a guitar based sound, 2017’s Red Tape Vol. 1 saw the singer embrace a much more keyboard based r’n’b sound.

It was around this time that Scarlett scored her first major hit. The track was called Shangri La. The singer’s collaboration with dance artist Jack Wins would go much further, however, with Free Wheelin racking up over 11 million streams on Spotify alone! 

2019 has seen the singer diversify into live performance. Scarlett gave several eye-catching performances during the year, including a gig for BBC Music Introducing and a solo headline show at the Waiting Room.

Scarlett is also massively in demand as a writer, with the artist currently splitting her time 50/50 between solo work and writing songs for other people.

Following a publishing deal with BMG in 2017, the singer was approached in 2018 by Jay Z’s Roc Nation to take part in a Rihanna writing camp ahead of the singer’s then forthcoming album. Opportunities like that have seen the Shangri La singer’s reputation as a writer sore in the music industry. 

Caitlyn Scarlett is not forsaking her solo career just yet, however. After 2018’s critically acclaimed Red Tapes Vol 2 EP, the singer went back into the studio to work on the eagerly awaited follow up – the Red Tapes Vol 3. If its anywhere near as good as her previous releases, then this writer just can’t wait. 

Caitlyn Scarlett will be at The Grace on the 22nd of April 2021. More information about the gig can be found here.

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-London's Best Events-
What: live music
When: 22 April 2021
Where: The Grace
Website: Caitlyn Scarlett