To say that Jade Helliwell had a good 2018 would be something of an understatement. Having gone viral in 2017 when she joined Leeds busker Dawid Osial for an impromptu rendition of ‘Hallelujah’. 20 million views later, newspaper coverage the world over and an army of new fans gave the independent singer/songwriter the determination to show that there was much more to her than initially meets the eye.
Having performed at festivals including Nashville Meets London, Country on the Clyde and Buckle and Boots, she released the stunning EP ‘Infatuation’, which not only saw her receive critical acclaim but also nominated for numerous awards. Having taken home awards for Best Female (BOX Awards), BestSolo (BOX Awards), Outstanding Songwriting (Yorkshire Roots Awards), Song of The Year (British Country Music Awards (BCMA), and Female Vocalist of The Year (British Country Music Awards (BCMA), she fuelled her energy into a new single, Drive, to close out 2018.
However, before the year came to an end, she was approached by Firestone to the be the ambassador for their ‘Road To The Main Stage’ competition alongside BBC’s Abby McCarthy.
Although 2018 was a true runaway success for the Leeds songsmith, 2019 is already proving even stronger. Having been invited to join the Buckle and Boots tour of Australia during January, she is now preparing for a summer full of festival appearances – with full details to be announced in due course.
With one key festival appearance just around the corner, Jade is excited to release her new single ‘Stormchaser’ on March 8th. Having co-written the Carrie Underwood-esque anthem alongside Luke Thomas, Jason Tucker and Daisy Davis during a trip to Nashville, Jade knew instantly that the song had to be her next single.
“Stormchaser is a bit of a different release for me. I’m excited to show this different side of my music to everyone. It really paints a strong image of being hooked on someone who you know is no good for you but you just keep on chasing after them and running straight into the eye of a storm. I hope people relate to it but also enjoy singing and dancing along to this one!”
Feb 28th – Broadcast, Glasgow. (Supporting Kevin McGuire)
March 8th – O2 , London. (C2C Festival)
March 9th – O2 , London. (C2C Festival)
April 19th – Gullivers, Manchester. (Belles & Gals Showcase)
May 17th – Santiago, Leeds. (In The Round)