|Gabrielle Aplin Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||October 10, 1992|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Gabrielle Aplin is an English singer-songwriter who rose to fame when in November 2012 she was selected to record the soundtrack for a John Lewis Christmas television advertisement, covering Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s The Power of Love that topped the UK Singles Chart. She gained further popularity after releasing several albums including English Rain (2013) that was certified “Gold” in the United Kingdom selling more than 100,000 copies, and by dropping numerous singles like Home (2014).
Gabrielle Ann Aplin
Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
She went to Sheldon School and then attended the City of Bath College participating in the college’s in-house label named BA1 Records.
Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist, Pianist
- Father – Chris Aplin
- Mother – Lisa née Bartlett
- Siblings – She has 2 younger siblings.
She is represented by Creative Artists Agency.
Folk, Indie Folk, Indie Rock, Synthpop, Pop
Guitar, Piano, Vocals
- Never Fade
- BA1 Records
- Warner Bros
5 ft 2 in or 157.5 cm
56 kg or 123.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
She has dated –
- Alfie Hudson-Taylor – She has been in a relationship with musician Alfie Hudson-Taylor.
Race / Ethnicity
She has English ancestry.
She often tends to dye her hair in different shades.
Gabrielle Aplin Favorite Things
- Food – Vegan
- Musicians – Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen
- Band – The National
Source – Wikipedia
Gabrielle Aplin Facts
- She was raised in Chippenham in Wiltshire.
- Her parents bought her a guitar when she was 11 years old.
- Gabrielle has recalled that she has always enjoyed music naturally from her childhood. She had originally wanted to be a translator, so, when she was in 2nd form college, she had tried it out for about a week but discovered that she disliked it. She also found it hard to continue in the school system and dropped out. Gabrielle then enrolled in a music production course and thought that she was going to be a songwriter having fun thinking herself to be writing for people or maybe doing something like publishing. She had then started to get opportunities for her own songs and had decided to go along with the flow.
- Gabrielle has affirmed the best part about having a life in music to be the fact that she can be creative and be able to pay her rent by doing what she enjoys the most. She has considered herself to be incredibly lucky that her job has involved writing songs and she has been totally aware of her privilege.
- She has disclosed a funny experience she had encountered once when she was in Tokyo. A journalist had come in and she had asked if he would need a translator when he had totally denied the requirement pointing out that he is fluent in English. However, she had noticed that he spoke minimal English but he was insistent and so she agreed to sit for an interview. It was going well when suddenly he had asked her to talk about her music describing it with a swear word. She had felt alarmed but puzzled too when the translator had finally helped out explaining he had only meant “folk music” and she has giggled about it for ages.
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