'You Must Listen To Her'

- MOBO.com.

 

Growing up with a love for music and wearing out toy microphones, Libby first performed one of her own gospel songs on stage at the age of 11. Writing music and lyrics is as natural to her as singing.

Nominated for Best Female by Premier Gospel Awards and Best UK Act by Pure M Awards, Libby's distinctive voice is powerful and emotionally stirring as it spills out from her core, powerfully articulating a range of life experiences that express faith, hope and love. 

Libby produced her albums, Where Love Begins released in 2013 to great reviews, and SO GOOD, released in November 2015 and described by reviewers as 'a treat', and 'truly SO GOOD'. Libby also produced the Songs of Andraé Crouch (Live Tribute) EP following her acclaimed Andraé Crouch Tribute Concerts which caught the attention of media internationally. In addition to singing, songwriting, performing and producing, Libby has presented on national radio and also teaches in a range of capacities. With her qualifications and years of experience, Libby founded Libberty Arts in 2014 and works designing, developing, and directing arts projects. Libby has taught for a wide range of groups including one of the UK's leading producing theatres, York Theatre Royal and she is a visiting lecturer at the University of York. 

Described on Premier Gospel as 'a gospel singing sensation' Libby has a striking ability to create music and lyrics that entertain, uplift and stir the spirit. Passionate about the power of music in bringing people together, Libby was inspired to study a Master's degree in Community Music at the University of York. Her first degree is in Theology. The first gospel artist in the UK to achieve this combination of degrees and with 'a voice that has absorbed all her gospel influences over the years' Libby caught the attention of MOBO, and was the first female Yorkshire gospel artist to be featured, with the instruction being made to readers, 'You must listen to her'. She was the first Yorkshire artist to be nominated for Best Female by Premier Gospel and the first Yorkshire gospel artist to have had the remixed title track of her album released worldwide on a range of European house compilations.

Libby acknowledges influences such as renowned gospel artist Andraé Crouch, and The Winans, along with artists such as Donny Hathaway, Gill-Scott Heron, Aretha Franklin, The Isley Brothers, and the more recent Anthony Hamilton. 

Libby is an ambassador for Compassion UK, a charity releasing children from poverty.

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