Introducing: Cecil

CecilAnother artist with a cool backstory behind her name, Cecil is named for her great uncle, Cecil McGivern. A hugely influential broadcaster with the BBC back in the 40s and 50s, he oversaw coverage of such events as the 1948 Summer Olympics and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, growing the broadcaster's audience and reputation to new levels. Our modern-day musical heroine is inspired by his creative spirit and drive for success.

She has enjoyed a successful year herself, particularly on the festival circuit, most notably opening at the Big Feastival's main stage. Other festival appearances include The Royal Henley Regatta and BBC's Carfest for Children in Need, as she looks to grow her fan base outside her home county of Berkshire, where she has been championed by BBC Introducing - something you imagine would make her namesake proud.

Currently, Cecil has the solitary Silly Business EP under her belt, which evokes a variety of pop influences - especially Coldplay and London Grammar on her richer numbers such as "Haunt" and "Lasso".  She is now working on her debut album, with new single "Queen of the Cruel" bearing a more pulsating, electronica sound, and hinting at a real coming of age on the full record.

Find out more about Cecil at her website, and listen to "Queen of the Cruel" right here.

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