Gwyneth Herbert is a vocalist and songwriter who has appeared frequently as a performer in Brimfield’s live and film work. She was originally signed by Universal Classics and Jazz, but after her first album left to independently release her second, and was subsequently signed to Blue Note. She has since released a further three albums.
Herbert has co-written a musical with playwright Diane Samuels, work-shopped at the National Theatre with a cast including Paul Kaye and Sophie Thompson, undertaken a residency at Snape Maltings, and recorded the favourite songs of Oscar Wilde, Thomas Hardy and Queen Victoria for David Owen Norris’s BBC Radio 4 iPod series. Herbert has played sold-out performances of her own songs at venues up and down the country throughout, (including Ronnie Scott’s, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Rooms, 100 Club, Shepherd’s Bush Empire and Leicester Square Hippodrome). She was composer in residence at two schools in Hampshire as part of the Cultural Olympiad. In 2013 Herbert wrote and performed ‘The Sea Cabaret’ at the Wilton Music Hall.