Brighton-based singer-songwriter blending country and pop-rock influences has garnered acclaim for her captivating live performances and songwriting.

Gina Larner Biography

Hailing from Brighton, Gina Larner is a singer-songwriter known for her unique blend of country and pop-rock, drawing inspiration from legends like Fleetwood Mac, KT Tunstall, Lily Allen, and Kacey Musgraves.

She has graced the stage with iconic figures like KT Tunstall and Ronan Keating at renowned venues like the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai. Gina has also shared the spotlight on UK tours alongside Emily Capell, Ryan Hamilton, and Sound of the Sirens, the latter of whom made waves at The British Country Music Festival in 2023.

At just eight days old, life was touch and go for Gina, resulting in an operation to remove a lung.  At age six, Gina’s mother sent her to singing lessons to develop her strength, resulting in a lifelong relationship with music. She was surprised by Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2, meeting the doctor who performed her operation.

 

The depth of Gina’s musical prowess is unmistakable in her material and performances, a testament to her graduation with first-class honours in music. This showcases the depth of expertise she brings to her craft.

“I sing and write Americana and country pop. People often see the pink hair and assume punk, but I’ve just loved Americana and country since I was a kid – I really like Stevie Nicks, KT Tunstall and Kacey Musgraves and I listen to a bit of Dolly Parton too.”

“I’ve been writing for a long time, ….the 14 year-old me did not write bangers… hopefully, the 24-year-old me is writing better songs.  I like to think my writing is very honest,…. that’s what I aim for.”

Promising early releases

Gina, a burgeoning young songwriter, signed to Knoxsongs, a boutique music publishing company. She boasts an impressive roster of writing credits that includes collaborations with renowned artists such as Ronan Keating, KT Tunstall (whom Gina supported in November), and Natasha Hamilton of Atomic Kitten, amonst others. However, Gina’s musical journey unfolds in a series of compelling releases as a singer-songwriter in her own right.

 2022 Single: Heavy Heart

Gina wrote and performed her first single, Heavy Heart.  A great first release, gaining a very respectable 26,000 plays on Spotify.

2022 Single: Whiskey

2023 Album: Something Good

Released in March 2023, Something Good is a collection of 11 songs, all written by Gina. It is a collection of great, modern country pop and Americana, with whip-smart lyrics delivered with her trademark honesty.

2023 Single: Something Good (Live)

Something Good, Miss Me, Whiskey and Wild were recorded live at Prince Albert’s in Gina’s hometown of Brighton.

2024 Single: One Way Or Another

Gina’s latest single One Way or Another.

Live Performances: Captivating Audiences

Having firmly established herself in the music scene, Gina embarked on her inaugural headline UK tour in April 2023, boasting sold-out performances in London, Manchester, and Brighton.

Alongside sharing the stage with country/rock luminaries like KT Tunstall, Scouting for Girls, and Ferris and Sylvester, she also supported industry giants such as Simply Red and Ronan Keating at the prestigious Coca-Cola Arena.

Looking ahead, Gina is gearing up for a tour alongside award-winning country artist Fanny Lumsden in April 2024, followed by a captivating opening slot for James Blunt in May.

In addition to brilliant performances, Gina’s songwriting shines. She writes not just her own material but also with other artists, with songs to be released on their next albums.

A Future Full of Promise

We are honoured to champion UK grassroots artists and thrilled to welcome Gina into The British Country Music Festival family. Taking the prestigious opening main stage slot on Friday, August 30, 2024, Gina will be supporting our headliner Kezia Gill. Gina follows in the footsteps of Kezia’s own rise, who performed in this same spot in 2021 when she opened for Nathan Carter, and just three years later she is taking that headline spot, re-enforcing the festival’s continuing impact on supporting artist growth and development.

Gina Larner to open the main stage at The British Country Music Festival
Gina Larner performing at The British Country Music Festival

Gina Larner’s Latest Releases

Something Good released by Gina Larner performing at The British Country Music Festival
One Way Or Another GIna Larner

Gina Larner Spotify Playlist

Gina Larner Links

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