Since the independent release of debut album Watching Me in 2007, Philippa Hanna has grown from her roots in the Gospel scene to be one of the UK’s most engaging and inspiring songwriters.
A tireless writer and performer, she has released three studio albums and plays hundreds of live dates every year. In 2012 she supported soul superstar Lionel Richie on his UK arena tour, returning to many of the same stages the following year in support of Wet Wet Wet. She performed a number of dates in 2014 with X-Factor star Rebecca Fergusson, and has been confirmed to open for Collabro (Britain's Got Talent winners) for over 40 dates in early 2015.
Her latest album Through The Woods was released in 2013 to critical acclaim, with tracks championed by BBC heavywieghts Janice Long, Paul O’Grady, and Hardeep Singh Kohli. Philippa has also lent her talents to other artists: She worked as a vocal coach on Hong Kong talent show Project Lotus, and has collaborated as a songwriter with artists such as The X-Factor's Janet Devlin and Hymn writer Graham Kendrick.
Songs like I Am Amazing and Raggedy Doll have seen Philippa campaign for self-esteem in young people, and she is an advocate for children’s charity Compassion. Philippa published her second book, Following the Breadcrumbs, in 2013 - a moving account of her own journey of faith.
Philippa’s newest venture is as the flagship artist for Rocket Fuel: A new crowd-sourcing initiative that allows her fans to support Philippa financially, get early access to her new material and share in her journey - the next stop will be a return to the studio for a fourth album in 2015.