Hannah is a 20 year old singer/songwriter from Snowdonia, now based in Leeds, exhibiting a unique blend of folk, jazz and indie. Her influences stem from the likes of Laura Marling and Lianne La Havas. Now studying Songwriting at Leeds College of Music, she is currently working towards a single and EP release, supported by a UK tour.
Living in North Wales all her life, the relationships and experiences she’s encountered, alongside the physical beauty of the region, has been a constant source of inspiration for her music.
This past year has seen her return to Festival Number 6, as well as gigs at The Canteen Bristol, Blue Sky Café Bangor, Galeri Caernarfon, Venue Cymru and Focus Wales. Hannah also appeared on local radio station, TudnoFM, for a live session on Neil Crud’s show, where she was said to convey “prowess, invention, and a great voice”.
She co-wrote the RawFfest 2017 song during a Facebook Live songwriting session, which she later performed along with her own song “Something”, accompanied by The Snowdonia String Quartet at the event.
Recent performances in Leeds include Northern Guitars, Wharf Chambers, Leeds Art Gallery, Hyde Park Book Club and Oporto. She was also selected to represent Leeds College of Music in their showcase at Middleton Hall in Hull and in-house Crosswire event.
“It seems that North Wales has been birthing some top class singers […] Hannah Willwood […] left me feeling rested, restored and ready for the night ahead” Kaptin Barrett, Boomtown’s Head of Music. Written in blog post covering Focus Wales 2018.
“Young singer songwriter, Hannah Willwood, wowed everyone with her incredibly beautiful and distinctive voice.” North Wales Weekly News
“Possibly the best young singer-songwriter to come from Wales since Duffy.” Glyn Hughes, TVWales.