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 performer, her own tours take in over 150 dates each year. In 2012 she supported soul superstar Lionel Richie on his UK arena tour, a feat she repeated the following year opening for Wet Wet Wet as they took their greatest hits on the road. She has appeared on the mainstage of the Big Church Day Out, the UK's largest Christian Music event, and followed this appearance co-headlining the Big Church Night In tour with veteran hymn writer Stuart Townend.
Latest album Through the Woods was recorded at the legendary Steelworks Studios in Sheffield, and was completed with the help of a crowd-funding campaign that rasied over £14,000. Through the Woods was released in July to critical acclaim. She subsequently appeared on Good Morning Sunday with Clare Balding, playing tracks from the album, and has since seen her music championed by presenters Janice Long, Paul O’Grady, and Hardeep Singh Kohli.
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 is currently undertaking her own tour, playing solo dates and shows with her backing band. Audiences can expect a night of intimate inspirational music, coupled with the singer's effortless storytelling style.