Abbie Ozard has been crafting her unique alt-dream-pop sound since she was just 14, and has already seen her tracks be championed by multiple BBC radio stations nation-wide as well as performed on stages all across Manchester.
The singer-songwriter from Cheshire officially released her groundbreaking single ‘Average Disguise’ in January and was immediately met with tremendously positive responses. From being named Track of The Day by popular Mancunian blog Even The Stars, being playlisted by Blossoms and even winning her first place in Words and Music Festival’s songwriting contest, this alternative brooding song has already propelled Ozard beyond her local scene. Contest judges Chris Hawkins from BBC 6 Music, singer/songwriter Thea Gilmore and producer/songwriter Nigel Stonier further commented “Abbie Ozard’s dark relationship song quickly sets a mood which drew us in from the opening bars. It’s completely hypnotic and well constructed but deceptively simple and shoegaze-y, it has echoes of Cocteau Twins and contemporary dream pop while boasting a quality all of it’s own.”
Her following release ‘Gone’ was repeatedly spun on BBC 6 Music as well as being performed on BBC Radio Wales in June before being debuted live on BBC Introducing in March. The dark synth ballad cuts to the core with its heartfelt lyrics and sombre melodies, and is a perfect follow-up tune to the heavier tones of ‘Average Disguise’.
Having performed at festivals such as Neighbourhood and Sounds From The Other City, as well as supported other rising acts at the likes of Soup Kitchen and Deaf Institute, Ozard continues to captivate audiences with her atmospheric tones. Later this month she will also make her debut headlining performance at Manchester’s Castle Hotel with tickets on sale here…