Photography by Steven McDonald
ABI ALTON IS A SINGER, SONGWRITER & MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST
FROM GUISBOROUGH, NORTH YORKSHIRE, UK.
Writing and performing since the age of 14, Abi is classically trained in piano with The London College of Music and has played everything from local theatres to the infamous G-A-Y in London, where she supported pop songstress Ellie Goulding. Abi also took part in a 34-date arena tour of the UK and Ireland as a finalist in the X Factor in 2013, gracing the stages of everywhere from London’s 02 Arena to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro.
Abi’s debut EP ‘Souvenirs’ reached the top ten in the UK singer/songwriter charts in 2015 and received further critical acclaim. Abi has also worked with prestigious music production company The Firm since 2016, an endeavour which has led to her compositions being used for TV and advertising campaigns internationally. Indeed, Abi was the voice and writer behind the soundtrack of Goldsmith’s 2018 Christmas campaign ‘The Gift of Giving’ with her work also being selected for use by the BBC, ITV and Sony. Abi is currently writing and recording her second album of original music, which is due for release in 2021.
Abi’s inimitable raw and sentimental vocal performances have made her a popular choice for private events, with past corporate clients including Morrison’s (where she played Liverpool Echo Arena) and Virgin. Her wedding business, Abi Weddings, was officially founded in 2014, and she has since played over 100 weddings with countless glowing reviews to boot.
Abi is also passionate about inspiring children and young people to engage in music and songwriting and has been involved in running countless songwriting workshops in youth and community settings across the North East and Yorkshire.
Aside from her musical endeavours, Abi is an avid coffee drinker and animal lover and loves nothing more than getting outdoors to enjoy the beauty that her home North Yorkshire offers. Abi’s other passion aside from music is education; she recently graduated from Durham University with a 1st class honours in Psychology, and hopes to eventually continue her education to doctoral level.