A TEENAGE singer songwriter sensation from Derby has been invited to play at one of the biggest music festivals in Germany.
Harriet revealed that she will be heading over to Germany to perform at the Maiwoche Festival Osnabruck. Which is the biggest open-air festival in northern Germany.
She said: “It really is a fantastic oppourtunity. And a little different to performing in pubs in Derby!”
Osnabruck is twinned with Derby. So the City council are sending Harriet over to Germany with a couple of other musicians from the area to celebrate the last day of the festival, otherwise known as “Derby Day.”
Harriet, who normally cracks a joke or two between songs, has been practicing her German ahead of the festival:
“I do know one German phrase, ‘Schachtel Streichhölzer’, that means a box of matches. Not sure if I’ll do any jokes in German yet.”
As well as the festival in Germany, Harriet will be performing all over Derbyshire this summer. Plus touring her new EP, which will be out around the same time:
“I’ve just finished recording the first song, its called You and Me. I’m just about to record the next one called Late Teens Bitch. I don’t want to give too much away because it’s a surprise! The EP is going to be out later this year.”
She recently performed one of her new songs on student radio station, d:one, called Late Teens Bitch. But she says the record will have more depth with more instruments, not just the guitar:
“It’ll be more commercialised than acoustic. With bass drums behind it and that. I’ve been working with a guy called Myroslav Borys down at Jigsaw Audio. He’s just started out, but he’s really good at producing.”
Myroslav has enjoyed putting his touch on Harriets work:
“Well we’ve currently only done one track which is called ‘You and Me’. It was originally just an acoustic track, but we’ve built the track up quite a bit instrumentally. I look forward to working on the rest of Harriets future material and adding my own personal twist on her music.”
The Maiwoche Festival begins on the 9th May finishing on the 18th, which is known as “Derby Day”.
Visit Harriet’s Facebook page for more information.