I am Gareth James Hall, a 24 year old Swiss/British singer/songwriter.
My music allows me to express things that for many reasons I am unable to express through words or actions, such as pain, grief, love & true feelings.
To date I have composed and written over 20 songs which represent pieces of a jigsaw telling the story of my life so far; a patchwork of major events in my life, which many people will be able to relate to and realise they are not alone.
Although the general mood of my songs may vary to reflect the nature of significant events in my life, they are like life itself, neither always bright, nor always dark, but rather bittersweet - I would say authentic.
My music is inspired by artists such as: Tracy Chapman, Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard, Passenger, Norah Jones, Stevie Wonder, Eminem.
I would describe it as polk (pop/folk) with soul.
My work experience in music up until now include :
-Being selected as one of Britain’s top unsigned artists by the platform “BBC introducing” after they selected my song, “Rosewater” to be broadcast. Following the broadcasting of Rosewater, I was invited twice to be interviewed by the BBC, once live by skype and once in the BBC studio in Nottingham. During the studio interview which was broadcast, I performed my song “Strong Lovers”. The BBC have since broadcast “Rosewater” for a second time, “Faded Stars” and most recently a collaborative effort with Ayelo, “Loving Loose”.
-Being invited to play at the “Feria Nacional de San Marcos” in Mexico.
-Being invited to play at Private Events in Los Angeles, including one for the organisation “Futures Without Violence”.
-Playing at private events such as weddings and Swiss based company events, notably the Geneva bespoke Jeweller,
“Adler” at the 2017 Fête De Genève, and the Architects “Magizan” at the Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne.
-Local gigs in Switzerland, including two in the rather well known music venue the “Bleu Lézard”.
On top of this I also recorded my first EP (as of yet unreleased) at Sticky Studios in Surrey England, which is notably known for having produced two albums of Ed Sheeran, and One Direction. I have also worked and recorded with Chris Koorman who worked with and managed award-winning hip-hop artist Hoody Allen & one of my songs was short-listed to feature on the soundtrack in Michael Damian’s next movie “High strung 2”.
Thanks for reading!