Bridget Walsh / 10:32

Award: Transmission Fund

Year: 2019

Genre: R&B/Soul

Instrument/voice type: Singer-songwriter

Location: London

Website: missbridgetwalsh.com

Originally from Aotearoa (New Zealand), Bridget's been touring with UK bands (Electric Swing Circus, Jenova Collective) since 2013, taking the stage at a number of iconic global venues and festivals, including Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, Boomtown, Sono Centrum, Shambala, Latitude, Estragon Club, Subsonic, Auckland Arts Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe.
 
After Trump’s 2016 election and the devastating Brexit vote, Bridget was shoulder-tapped to take a summer off of festivals in 2017, and instead tour globally as an ambassador-at-large for the Green Party of New Zealand. Bridget hosted events across Europe, the UK, the USA and Australia, helping overseas kiwis understand the importance of their participation in democracy, wherever they are in the world, ultimately contributing to the election of a Labour/Green/NZ First coalition, lead by the now internationally renowned, Jacinda Ardern.
 
2018 saw the formation of Bridget's new project, 10:32, bringing 18 months of songwriting to life with a line up of killer musicians: Lyle Barton is a Guildhall Jazz grad, who’s playing with emerging UK artists including Poppy Ajudha and Emma-Jean Thackray. Radovan Brtko is originally from Slovakia, where he started touring with bands in his early teens, and Digby Lovatt performs around the world with artists including James Vickery, Sody and Kelis.
 
10:32 debuted at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2018, followed by a New Zealand spring tour, and studio sessions in the UK, NZ and the USA. 2019 will see the release of the band's first single, "Tom Riddle" along with a swag of new music currently in pre-production. Bridget is incredibly humbled to be endorsed by Audix Microphones USA.
 
"Bridget is an explosive performer and truly unique in her ability to bring joy to an audience. She is fresh and on the pulse of what audiences actually need." - Sxip Shirey, NYC
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