Abbey Grace is a 17-year-old pop singer/songwriter from Melbourne, who discovered her love for song writing after penning her first single ‘Burn’ in late 2012 at the age of 14. Burn evolved from Abbey’s personal experience of standing up for a good friend who was being bullied at school, which led to her becoming a target herself. The song went on to place number 9 on the overall charts on Triple J Unearthed and number 2 on the Triple J Unearthed Pop Charts in 2014, which was a fantastic achievement for Abbey’s first single.
In 2013 Abbey won the Australian Music Count Us In song writing contest, and was invited to write a song with Katie Noonan and John Foreman, titled ‘Keep On’. Darren Percival sang on the official recording and the song was learned by 600,000 school students around Australia. Abbey was fortunate enough to perform at the official event, which was on the main lawn at Hamer Hall overlooking the city of Melbourne. The event was web streamed around Australia and New Zealand and Abbey joined Harrison Craig, winner of the second series of The Voice Australia, and a group of selected students from Melbourne to perform the song.
At the end of 2014, Abbey was invited to take part in a series of workshops at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London, where she spent time learning about the music industry with special guest mentors, such as Mark and Ace from British band Skunk Anansie, and gained valuable advice on song writing and performing. Abbey also released her second single ‘Aftershock’ on iTunes and other media platforms that year. ‘Aftershock’ rocketed to number 1 on the Triple J Unearthed Pop Charts and both ‘Burn’ and ‘Aftershock’ will be included on Abbey’s first EP of original songs titled ‘Wonderland’, due for release at the end of 2015.