By Yasmin Giannini – 13 years
She is the 15-year-old UK urban/pop artist, who seemed to have hit the headlines last month for premiering her debut track on Radio 1, less than 24 hours after breaking up for her school Easter holidays. 72 hours later, Amber T had notched-up nearly 1.5 Million views on Youtube for her track, ‘Tick Tock’, a collaboration with global superstar, Dr Zeus.
Whilst other school kids may be on their Easter holidays last month, Amber T demonstrated to the nation what a teenager might be able to achieve, simply with access to the internet and a handful of ambition. Having been discovered by Urban Music super-star, Dr Zeus on social media, Amber T used the half term holidays to write the track and record the video, with the big school holidays giving her the chance to launch her debut single, ‘Tick Tock’, whilst juggling GCSE studies.
A talented self-taught singer/songwriter/musician from East Grinstead, Amber T, seems to be the epitome of teenage determination and her musical CV leaves the industry scratching their heads as to how such a young girl might be able to achieve so much without help. Self taught on the guitar, keyboard and ukulele, this cutting-edge UK singer/songwriter began wowing audiences with her local Open Mic nights at the tender age of eight. By the age of fourteen she’d performed over seventy live gigs nationwide to audiences in excess of 2,500. She’s the first ever acoustic performer to play the Open Deck at The Shard, and the youngest ever artist to sing at Metropolis Studios. So what makes Amber T tick, she spoke to The Jupital:
My Mates: “Top of my list ever time. They’re all so supportive of what I do and it’s amazing how, through my whole journey of ‘Tick Tock’, they’ve been my biggest supporters. With my upcoming gig, they’ve been helping me promote it in their spare time and I think they’re the absolute bomb. It’s nice to have such a supportive group of people.”
My Guitar: “I started teaching myself the guitar at the age of 8, and I am still learning new things every single day now. I love how so many different types of sounds can be made from one instrument and how key it is whenever I’m gigging.”
The 1975: “After seeing the band at the O2, I had to admire their work. I am so in love with how their songs are made, yet also how they are written. They’re all such talented songwriters and their songs are all TUNESSS.”
Fashion: “I am so in love with fashion and how different things look so cool. I love looking at the Met gala outfits and admire some of the outfits that are worn. I am a big fan of streetwear, yet I also really like vintage streetwear. In my opinion, Fecal Matter are the coolest people on instagram, they stretch the ideas of fashion.:
Holidays: Nothing better than a holiday in my opinion. Stepping off the plane into another country is probably one of the best feelings in the world. I absolutely love the break that a holiday gives and of course the new cultures. To be honest talking about it gets me excited aha – get me away!
The single ‘Tick Tock’is released on DeeZee Music/Right Track Universal
Tick Tock’download link: http://smarturl.it/u2ib1o
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