Still only 18, half-Scottish half-Swedish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt has announced a run of intimate dates to follow her Boy tour, with the musician tipped for big things over the next year.
Nesbitt’s self-released EP The Apple Tree went straight to number six on the iTunes download chart, and number one on the singer-songwriter chart, in April. (See Nina perform a track from the EP in the video above.)
Along the way a number of her luminaries have become firm supporters. Having heard of Nina’s talents, last September Ed Sheeran asked her to join him on stage and perform a song.
He invited her to support him at his forthcoming Glasgow show and then duet with him at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire. She has since toured Europe with him and also played a small cameo role in his Drunk video – with rumours abounding that the pair are dating.
Nina also won over Example with her unique version of his song Stay Awake. He was so impressed that he tweeted her YouTube channel to his followers and then invited her to tour with him last December.
Since then Nina’s YouTube channel has had over a million views to date, she has played her first headline UK tour, enjoyed playlist support from Radio 1 after being chosen as Fearne Cotton’s ‘Big Thing’ / ‘Record of the Week’, signed publishing and record deals and performed sessions for BBC Introducing, including a recent headline slot on their stage at T in the Park.
She is now preparing to embark on another UK tour to celebrate the release of Boy, her first single with Island – and has revealed a run of Scottish shows in October and November (in addition to the Glasgow date already announced). Her full tour dates are as follows:
UK Tour Dates (Boy Tour)
- 09 – Oran Mor – Glasgow
- 10 – Academy 2 – Newcastle
- 11 – Academy 3 – Manchester
- 13 – Thekla – Bristol
- 14 – Wardrobe – Leeds
- 17 – Ballroom – Birmingham
- 18 – Dingwalls – London
- 28 – University – St Andrews
- 29 – Tollbooth – Stirling
- 30 – Ironworks – Inverness
- 01 – Tunnels – Aberdeen
- 02 – The Loft – Forres
- 03 – Village Hall – Ullapool